I got a message the other day from Steven Henriksen, who is the current owner of our friend Jesse's former Baur, which you may recall was damaged in a fire in his storage place last January. Here is a link to that story*.
Here is the Baur (#4210, btw) in better days:
Here are the pics that Steve sent me, showing its current sad condition:
Here is the message that I got from Steve:
Steve thinks that some parts are salvageable, and, for an ambitious person, even restorable.
(For inspiration, see Peter van Uum's Build-A-Baur Project: http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2014/04/build-your-own-baur-peters-project.html)
So, what do you think? Anyone want to take on this project? Anyone need any parts salvaged from it? All ideas and suggestions are welcome. I chatted a little more with Steve just now, and we need to keep in mind that something will need to be done with it in the not-too-distant future. He can't hang onto it forever.
I'm afraid that I will be having to take the shell in to the scrap yard in the next couple weeksI'm sure there are people in the world who would have the ambition and money to completely restore it, but getting it to them is the challenge.
So let's hear your ideas! You can post them here, or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can reach Steven Henriksen on Facebook directly.
Thanks for contacting me, Steven, and I hope we can find a way to salvage something from this tragedy.