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by JBodenmann
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 29
Views: 1287

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends
Thanks for the video Dan, it was most enjoyable. And to John, are you going to add it to the tack you have now? Looks like a long run.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 29
Views: 1287

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends GWR driver is correct in that many feel that bigger is better. Be careful what you wish for. A friend of mine had a 7-1/2" railroad around his house and a beautiful RR Supply American. Both his wife and he really enjoyed running the little engine. Then a huge 4-8-4 came up for sale....
by JBodenmann
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 29
Views: 1287

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends
How can you have nostalgia and a longing for something you never experienced. The movie made me wish I could crawl Into the screen to experience a wonderful long ago day. How could something so amazing just go away. We are poorer for it's loss.
Thank you Jim
by JBodenmann
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 267
Views: 68327

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Here is something you may find useful. This is a height gauge that can be used to lay out things on the locomotive such as running boards, and handrails and such. The base is just a bit of 1/8" x 3/4" cold rolled that was laying around. The rods are 3/16" stainless and there is a pi...
by JBodenmann
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Brake shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Wanted Brake shoes

Hello My Friends I have two different 1-1/2" scale brake shoes. The one on the left is a one piece brake shoe. The other is a three piece show with separate head, shoe and key. The single piece shoes are $12.00 each and the three piece shoe is $25.00 each. They are for 33" wheels, investment cast br...
by JBodenmann
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 29
Views: 1287

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends
Thank you for the info and photos, very cool! That hi line looked like it was quite a run. I'll bet it was challenging for some of the smaller locos.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 29
Views: 1287

NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends I have been re reading Live Steam Of Years Gone By by Charles Purinton. What a great book. I like the photos of all the people dressed up in their Sunday finest. There is quite a bit about the track at the box factory and was wondering why that hi line went away. The book has photos...
by JBodenmann
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

Hello My Friends Jim Kreider has a great casting set for six wheel Buckeye tender trucks. Also investment cast bronze brake rigging. I have put these tender trucks together and they are very nice. These are the trucks for the Nickel Plate Berkshire tenders. This is the only photo I could find . Jack
by JBodenmann
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 184
Views: 81854

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello My Friends
Excellent progress on the pump. What sort of piston rings do you plan on using?
Jack
by JBodenmann
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 267
Views: 68327

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends
Thank you for the compliments. The Zawarski Hudson is quite a fine model. The Coffin centrifugal pump and the Detroit lubricator are amazing. Where is this engine? Are there any more photos of it? Really the most to say the least!
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 186
Views: 78257

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Hello My Friends Here are a few snappies of the railway under a blanket of snow. It snowed off and on for quite a while, almost a week. It reminded me of some of the photos in Charles Purinton's book, Live Steam Of Years Gone By. Photos of them running in the snow on a high line in Marblehead, Mass....
by JBodenmann
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 267
Views: 68327

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends It's been snowing here lately. We had about eight inches on the ground, good time to play in the shop. I have been having fun with the jacketing. The little clips that hold the half wrappers are all made and riveted to the jacket and half wrappers. The top photo shows the clips and ...