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by Steam Engine Dan
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Firebox wrapper on a 1.5" scale 2-8-0
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: Firebox wrapper on a 1.5" scale 2-8-0

Hi all, Several folks have asked for a progress update on the infamous "low-crown acorn nut" escapade from a few months ago, see: https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=110061 Attached are some progress photos of the firebox wrapper as of this evening: the throat sheet, side sheet...
by Steam Engine Dan
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Highline Videos
Replies: 29
Views: 2386

Re: Highline Videos

i have one that is a crown jewel of highline steam action, made by Joe Rice of New Life Productions back in the 80's. Brotherhood Of Live Steamers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5rhjtoP7y4
by Steam Engine Dan
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

Re: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop

nice work jack, how big of a firedoor will that fit thru? is this for narrow gauge or any scale?
by Steam Engine Dan
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 454
Views: 168083

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

looking good jack, keep up the good work. hey here is my newest find of 5344. it was rare that she ever operated on the eastern end of the railroad. she operated on the western end for most of her career. here she is backing thru the station area at Harmon NY to pick up a train. and then ready to de...
by Steam Engine Dan
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tie work
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: tie work

The start for me was the extension of the TSME track in about 1987, when I was fairly young. It had all been welded offsite, wrong !, and required adjustment to make it all workable. O/C that little adventure, we ran on it for a couple of years- up till 1991 or so. (photos on Flickr). I then did a ...
by Steam Engine Dan
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tie work
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: tie work

Are you putting in plastic ties? Tim Meyer Ridge Live Steamers yes we are tim, we are using the accu ties. they are already pre gauged and pre drilled and ready to use. and it makes the job a whole lot easier and faster. every work day I put in, I go thru at least one box a day and there are 42 tie...
by Steam Engine Dan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tie work
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: tie work

Great job Dan, looking forward to trying it out next year! You may get a kick out of the photo below. A handful of us spent a couple of years building an 800ft 7.25/5/3.5 inch multi-gauge track at Bentley Wildfowl park in the UK. Literally everything was dug/carted/manufactured/installed by hand ( ...
by Steam Engine Dan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tie work
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: tie work

Sandiapaul wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:57 pm
Yeah maybe one day I'll get my Camelback finished and run on it, thanks for the hard work!
by all means paul, I always like hearing feedback from people when they run on it. and thank you
by Steam Engine Dan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tie work
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: tie work

thanks russ :D
by Steam Engine Dan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tie work
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

tie work

well everyone the battle continues, and even with the winter weather closing in. that still doesn't stop me from doin my part to ensure our track is better than ever. so recently this month, I first got 38 ties installed on the big straightaway on the outside main line. then just fresh today was ano...
by Steam Engine Dan
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone here go to high lines all over the country?
Replies: 49
Views: 9691

Re: Anyone here go to high lines all over the country?

Was wondering if someone can tell me what it's like going to steam clubs all across the country? Particularly ones with a high line? I have a taste of what it's like at Waushakum when they have their 3 day event. On those days I think a few of them come from Pioneer Valley, Some people will camp th...