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by Brian Hilgert
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Locomotive collection looking for home
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

Re: Locomotive collection looking for home

So sorry to hear about your father. I knew Reed since I was a little kid as him and my dad were good friends. We ran many times on the Plum Creek Valley. It was always a joy running though the woods and across the creek. I have fond memories of Reed running the Camelback looking like a pretzel with ...
by Brian Hilgert
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks
Replies: 15
Views: 4574

Re: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks

didn't someone start a WPY 70 class 2-8-2 in 2.5 inch scale ? Also surprising no one has built a EBT 2-8-2 or a ETWNC 4-6-0 in 2.5 inch scale. Hello Berkman, EBT #18 is my next project after I finish my Shay. I have the frame finished and all the wheels casted. Below is a pic, sorry about the messy...
by Brian Hilgert
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lee Stephens Southern PS-4
Replies: 13
Views: 5290

Re: Lee Stephens Southern PS-4

The patterns were sold by Lee Stephens to Terry McGrath of the former Texas Railway Supply when Lee's health failed. Terry ran several advertisements in Live Steam magazine about 1973. http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Lee_Stephens Terry's son Michael now has the patterns. I put out a reque...
by Brian Hilgert
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Laser cut turnout stands, kit or assembled ****SOLD OUT**** (more coming)
Replies: 16
Views: 6789

Re: Laser cut turnout stands, kit or assembled ****SOLD OUT**** (more coming)

That is a nice kit! For the price. I’d buy a kit... and I don’t even have a switch. My suggestion is that you supply the laser cut pieces only. You can provide a list of all other hardware with McMaster-Carr part numbers and let the buyer purchased them separately. This would save you the hassle of ...
by Brian Hilgert
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 208
Views: 87873

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

Hello All, A couple updates on the shay, I had to make an extension for my water glass to get the bottom 3/4" above the crown sheet... nothing too exciting. IMG_5985.JPG The Smoke stack base was next on my list to work on. I started with a casting and modified it to match the drawings that I have fr...
by Brian Hilgert
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 840
Views: 193455

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Learn something new every day. Thank you!
B
by Brian Hilgert
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 840
Views: 193455

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Thanks Tristan,
I'm not sure what a scarf joint is but it looks like I'll have to do the same. LOL
by Brian Hilgert
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 840
Views: 193455

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Very nice. Thank you!
One more question, Where did you purchase your wood for the running boards? I cant find any sources that will offer 6+ feet for the fireman's side.

Thanks,
B
by Brian Hilgert
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 840
Views: 193455

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Looking good! how did you do the curve sections? just bent it around a piece of pipe?
by Brian Hilgert
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 208
Views: 87873

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

Mount at the firebox are all finished and welded to the boiler. I tacked the sides and welded the tops of the mounts, After I took this photo, I took the boiler off and finished welding the sides. With my welding skills, (or lack of) I need to get into the most comfortable position as possible. IMG_...
by Brian Hilgert
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 208
Views: 87873

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

No hollow staybolts, may just be an illusion with the photos.