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by optigman
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mars Light Model Castings
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Mars Light Model Castings

Possibly Jim Kreider might have something in the works for his Berkshire locomotive. I know some of the Berkshire locomotives had them. optigman
by optigman
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wood Firing a Chloe
Replies: 23
Views: 1897

Re: Wood Firing a Chloe

I believe that would have been Rogers USRA Pacific dressed in blue paint you saw in Fillmore. That engine ran extremely well and it only ever burned wood as far as I recall. I don't ever recall the flues having to be cleaned but once in a blue moon. The wood ash was also very manageable. As long as ...
by optigman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wood Firing a Chloe
Replies: 23
Views: 1897

Re: Wood Firing a Chloe

Roger Goldmann had a USRA Pacific he fired on Eucalyptus branch scraps that fell from the local trees near his house. He simply gathered wood and trimmed everything to correct length and packed them in cardboard boxes. As I recall he was able to fire the locomotive quite easily and effortlessly and ...
by optigman
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Data crash!
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Data crash!

Jeff Dute at LocoParts.biz in South Carolina did a fine job making a custom Tender for my Pacific. He has a few tender kit styles available and can make a tender to your print. optigman
by optigman
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trucks for riding cars
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: Trucks for riding cars

Dan OBrien & Associates machine shop makes the most robust / indestructable machined riding car trucks avsilable anywhere. He is a member of Los Angeles Live Steamers. His company is Rail Rider Supply. 970 East Discovery Lane. Aneheim Ca 92801 714-765-1192 These Billet machined steel trucks will out...
by optigman
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: BODINE USA MADE DC MOTOR FOR SALE
Replies: 0
Views: 502

BODINE USA MADE DC MOTOR FOR SALE

BRAND NEW NEVER USED ! Bodine Electric Co * HY-SYNC AC SYNC / DC STEPPING MOTOR. Super quality. Specs 7.1 vdc. 3.1amp. hz;dc, 1125 oz/in. 200 steps per rev. $50 + $18 USPS flat rate shipping.
by optigman
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: MERCER VINTAGE BETTENDORF TRUCKS ****SOLD****
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: MERCER VINTAGE BETTENDORF TRUCKS

Trucks Sold ! Sorry for all who had questions but I was camping and had no reception or computer access.
by optigman
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: MERCER VINTAGE BETTENDORF TRUCKS ****SOLD****
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: MERCER VINTAGE BETTENDORF TRUCKS

Price lowered to $225.00 with $35 flat rate USPS shipping.
by optigman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: MERCER VINTAGE BETTENDORF TRUCKS ****SOLD****
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: MERCER VINTAGE BETTENDORF TRUCKS

Yes, they are 7.5" /. 1.5" scale. Thank you for asking about the gauge.
by optigman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WANTED * SUPERSCALE WHISTLE **NO LONGER WANTED**
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: WANTED * SUPERSCALE WHISTLE

Yes I will buy the 3 chime Superscale from you. Thanx for your fast response.
by optigman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WANTED * SUPERSCALE WHISTLE **NO LONGER WANTED**
Replies: 4
Views: 713

WANTED * SUPERSCALE WHISTLE **NO LONGER WANTED**

Does anybody have a new or used [working] Superscale [ part# 15-02 ] 3, 4, 5 or 6 chime scale whistle they would like to sell? Send me a PM if you have one you would like to sell with your asking price. Thanx, optigman
by optigman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: MERCER VINTAGE BETTENDORF TRUCKS ****SOLD****
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

MERCER VINTAGE BETTENDORF TRUCKS ****SOLD****

I have a pair of lightly used Mercer Bettendorf trucks for sale. These have only been used about 100 hours if I had to estimate total track time. These vintage trucks are about 30 years old and in really good shape. They have grease fittings on each bearing with the lift up journal box lids. These t...