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by Twombo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 45
Views: 15550

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

That balloon stack looks like the one osed with the 7.5” gauge Marie Estelle designed by Don Young. Sold by Reeves and not too dear in price. Got one headed my way!
by Twombo
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Don Young Maxi Lucky 7 Drawings ****SOLD****
Replies: 26
Views: 4953

Re: Don Young Maxi Lucky 7 Drawings ****SOLD****

Don Youngs build notes are very illuminating as published in the build series published in Live Steam between 1977 and 1981 . Good reading for the model engineering enthusiast. I have managed to gather up a full set. Crazy dreamer that I am, I would like to build a Lucky7 When i finish Marie estelle...
by Twombo
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ridge Locomotive Works is now Ridge Boiler
Replies: 14
Views: 4519

Re: Ridge Locomotive Works is now Ridge Boiler

I had the opportunity to talk to him on the telephone when I lived in germany. I ordered some castings from him, for my loco. Still have the small crate with one side nearly covered with 1 GBP, stamps. "My precious" parts crate!! Got a nice pile of LLAS MAGAZINES TOO! Just leafed throu his catalog t...
by Twombo
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ridge Locomotive Works is now Ridge Boiler
Replies: 14
Views: 4519

Re: Ridge Locomotive Works is now Ridge Boiler

Marty, I hear you on the materials cost for copper, especially! I recall the complete kit of materials being being about 1700 bux not including shipping and silver solder. I was tight with the manufacturing technology boss at my community cillege and the plan was to Tig weld it! taking tig classes u...
by Twombo
Sun May 28, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ridge Locomotive Works is now Ridge Boiler
Replies: 14
Views: 4519

Re: Ridge Locomotive Works is now Ridge Boiler

Marty, At one time, I recall, that you did copper boilers. Is that forever in the past? I have a flanged kit for a 2 1/2" marie Estelle that I am looking to have completed. If you do copper or know someone one this side of the pond, I would be grateful!
Mike