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by keyrouteken
Tue May 02, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "Ken Casford"--(Boxcar Ken)-- 1947
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

"Ken Casford"--(Boxcar Ken)-- 1947

Hi Everybody-- The attached photo (courtesy of Wes Chiles-Topeka, KS) is truly historic. It features a young KEN CASFORD in 1947 in Topeka, KS with other railfans, near his hometown of Kansas City, KS... I would personally like any members of the Riverside Live Steamers or the Los Angeles Live Steam...
by keyrouteken
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 4 years of Silver Soldering Hell
Replies: 11
Views: 2929

Re: 4 years of Silver Soldering Hell

Carrdo states the following : ""Locomotive copper boiler silver soldering is 90% preparation work and having all of the right equipment to do the job"" ! Well-- As my grandfather completed each of his engines with a copper boiler (he built close to 30) he took the boiler to his employer in later yea...
by keyrouteken
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rainier Live Steamers (RLS)--- UPDATE
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Re: Rainier Live Steamers (RLS)--- UPDATE

Thanks for the tip about the riding cars. I have forwarded the info to Pete Comley--Sunset Valley Railroad Company who is the new RLS committee chair.

Ken Shattock
IBLS
by keyrouteken
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Diesel-Electric Models
Replies: 27
Views: 5976

Diesel-Electric Models

Hi Everybody: A friend of mine asks the following question... "Are there any true miniature diesel-electric locomotives that are exact miniatures of full-size diesel-electric locomotives? I am asking because I do not know, and because the miniature diesels I have seen on videos at various live-steam...
by keyrouteken
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Note in Passing: Ken Casford
Replies: 6
Views: 2450

Re: Note in Passing: Ken Casford

Here is Ken's lengthy obituary !! May he rest in peace !

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/whitti ... 8&f=portal

Ken Shattock
IBLS
by keyrouteken
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Note in Passing: Ken Casford
Replies: 6
Views: 2450

Re: Note in Passing: Ken Casford

Ken was a great guy! I met him at Roy Pickard's C&IG railroad out in Texas. We talked several times, and he ran the 989 some on one occasion. Last time I saw him was probably about 7 or 8 years ago. He always was talking about his family, telling good stories, and being someone you liked sitting an...
by keyrouteken
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riverside Live Steamers Spring Meet
Replies: 12
Views: 4497

Re: Riverside Live Steamers Spring Meet

The Riverside Live Steamers Spring Meet is Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, April 21, 22, & 23. As always, breakfast will be provided free to all members and guests from 7 to 9 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday is usually the big day with plenty of activity. Come on out. If you can't bring a locomotiv...
by keyrouteken
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Note in Passing: Ken Casford
Replies: 6
Views: 2450

Re: Note in Passing: Ken Casford

In the late 1940's/early 1950's there was a gentleman in Southern California who produced O-scale freight and passenger car kits for the model railroad hobbyist. He utilized an address at or near the old PE building in downtown L.A. known as 'Metropolitan Station' as I recall. His kits were absolute...
by keyrouteken
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Miniature Locomotive Outtakes
Replies: 11
Views: 3093

Re: Miniature Locomotive Outtakes

Steve Bratina wrote:Type in the above and enjoy a nice you tube clip. The engine was built by a Mr B Harris and was filmed in 1934 I think. This guy had a very interesting club track to run on.
Steve-- Do you have any idea what City this guy's track was located in ??

Ken Shattock
IBLS
by keyrouteken
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Miniature Locomotive Outtakes
Replies: 11
Views: 3093

Re: Miniature Locomotive Outtakes

Back in the 1940's during the Second World War, the Golden Gate Live Steamers built an elevated, portable track down the public sidewalk on 76th Avenue in Oakland, California. (Didn't know that, did you guys ?) As a special event for the Southern Pacific Storekeeper's Assn, they gave rides to the ki...
by keyrouteken
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rainier Live Steamers (RLS)--- UPDATE
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Rainier Live Steamers (RLS)--- UPDATE

Hi Everybody-- The following letter from Mr. Peter Comley, a member of the Puget Sound Garden Railway Society and the owner of the Sunset Valley Railroad, explains in some detail what is going on with the new Rainier Live Steamers at Mineral, WA. Rainier Live Steamers (UPDATE) At the annual meeting ...
by keyrouteken
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tools Stolen from GGLS Members
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Tools Stolen from GGLS Members

TOOL BOXES STOLEN FROM GGLS MEMBERS: On or about March 10, 2017, person(s) broke into the covered truck bed of our 2015 blue Chevy Silverado pick-up and removed two black and red Craftsman tool boxes along with machined and rough castings for the RRSC CP 173. These tool boxes were filled with both a...