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by Lovesthedrive
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New England Steam Corporation
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Re: New England Steam Corporation

This came to me by way of PRR406 email/ Third time's the charm! The Waterville City Council voted to sell Maine Central 470 to New England Steam Corporation this evening. I hesitate to say, "the good guys won", but this is the best chance to old locomotive has had in 60 years. We will be signing a c...
by Lovesthedrive
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New England Steam Corporation
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

New England Steam Corporation

Hi, I am not a representative of them. Nor have they asked me to help. Yet I would like to get the word out about a locomotive we would like to see restored. Ok, I will confess, Maine needs to have a full size locomotive. The organization has 47 days left on its fundraising (according to the link). ...
by Lovesthedrive
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Andy Ross stirling engines?
Replies: 0
Views: 1170

Andy Ross stirling engines?

Anyone know of castings available from Andy Ross?
by Lovesthedrive
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ignitor circuit for oil burning Mikado?
Replies: 32
Views: 3285

Re: Ignitor circuit for oil burning Mikado?

Wow! $20 for a Model T Coil is cheap!

Back in the 1980's when I was doing my Model T, coils were $50 apiece!
by Lovesthedrive
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply?
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Re: Railroad Supply?

If you do go pound on his door. Be polite and offer to help him, he is usually backlogged with work.

I think I ran a drill press for him making stainless grates. Or at least it was repetitive drilling in stainless steel.
by Lovesthedrive
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply?
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Re: Railroad Supply?

You could always drive by his house and pound on his door....
by Lovesthedrive
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: amazing film
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: amazing film

Grin, I will sell my AR Drone if any one wants for $200
by Lovesthedrive
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 631
Views: 116226

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

I took the 0-4-4t to Adirondack Live Steamers. When I came home I had some nifty bruises that my shoulders tagged.
by Lovesthedrive
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 834
Views: 171333

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

I used black on the steam pump that I used to own. Had a better seal than the paper one.
by Lovesthedrive
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 631
Views: 116226

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

The downside I should point out to a Forney? The point of pivot when you go through a turn is you last drive axle. What was found out on the narrow gauge forney I had was that the back of the locomotive would reach out and hit bridge abutments. 40' curve. This was the reason that I made the locomoti...
by Lovesthedrive
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Turbulators
Replies: 42
Views: 4349

Re: Turbulators

Jesse Livingstone wanted to create some turbulators for one of his locomotives. He showed pictures of a couple of messes he had and wondered if anyone had any ideas as to how he could make some in copper. I suggested that he put one end into a 4 jaw chuck and the other end in the tool holder on the ...
by Lovesthedrive
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: 2" Scale Model of 65hp Case Steam Traction Engine
Replies: 43
Views: 9544

Re: For Sale: 2" Scale Model of 65hp Case Steam Traction Eng

2" will pull a person on a riding cart behind the traction engine.