Received an engineering plate as a gift almost exactly the same as this one:
Mine is actually larger than this one but extremely rusted - the date and the format of the plate is exactly the same, Newport Workshops dated 1898. If anyone has a suggestion as to how I can insert an original image of mine without using a hosting service (I never have any luck with those things!) I'd be interested to hear.
Reluctant to do anything about the rust as I think that'll alter the originality of the piece but the rust is so pervasive it's difficult to read the cast writing.
Just interested to get some feedback from fellow Railpagers about the possible origins of the plate, what sort of rolling-stock it may have been attached to and whether it might be original or a reproduction. Does anyone know if these things have been reproduced for sale? Not that it worries me if its a reproduction, it's just a decorative piece for the shed anyway.
Thanks in advance.