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by tsph6500
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

Fred_V wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:25 am
That one sells there every year. what did it sell for? I'm not sure it runs, just a display model. sure is ugly.
All is revealed by the magic of the link. :lol:
by tsph6500
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

I think at one time someone was trying to sell it for $1,200,000 ... to which I said "If that sells, my 4-8-4 is for sale the next day at $1,000,000". I figure I could hire the best machinist/modeler in the world to build me a highly detailed replacement 4-8-4 and have lots of money left over! :-) ...
by tsph6500
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

One of the engines built by Daniel Boone was sold at auction. Ouuuffff… that paint job! Does anyone know what gauge this is?

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/ ... AIN-224565
by tsph6500
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Night Running & Lights?
Replies: 28
Views: 3602

Re: Night Running & Lights?

One aspect of locomotive illumination that has not yet been discussed in this thread is the hazard for oncoming traffic from trains with overly bright headlights. It should be considered that your megawatt lighting blinds others causing an annoyance at least and a danger at worst for the other engin...
by tsph6500
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cleaning a smoke box?
Replies: 8
Views: 1507

Re: Cleaning a smoke box?

Has anyone found a solvent or cleaner that will wash away steam cylinder oil & coal ash? I am trying to clean up my engine for winter I found what works best is to not stop running for the winter. Just put on some longjohns and keep on steaming. If we can do it in Montreal, you folks in Winnipeg sh...
by tsph6500
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 22
Views: 3423

Re: Kirkwall Central

Put the kettle on, we'll be right over. Well done chum, well done.

Does WLS know you stole their switchman's shanty?
by tsph6500
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: the Hunchbacks of MLS (and others)
Replies: 9
Views: 1726

Re: the Hunchbacks of MLS (and others)

It was a wee bit too hot on Sunday, Thursday through Saturday was great. We certainly missed the smell of burnt corn and the sight of Howard dozing at the swap table.
by tsph6500
Thu May 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: spring meet
Replies: 11
Views: 2831

Re: spring meet

Steve Bratina wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:17 am
Looking forward to the big meet.
The call of the Tinkerbells has echoed up and down the valley.

See you there Chum.
by tsph6500
Tue May 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2018 Annual International Meet - Montreal
Replies: 1
Views: 786

2018 Annual International Meet - Montreal

The dates for this year's meet are June 29 - July 1st. It is a non-public event. Another old-fashioned live steam meet, lots of running day & night, 3 meals a day except on Sunday (breakfast & lunch). Swap table, bring your projects to talk about. Camping on the grounds (no services) More info avail...
by tsph6500
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EARLY 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER. FRAME
Replies: 38
Views: 4216

Re: EARLY 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER. FRAME

I recall a conversation with a fellow Tinkerbell who told us the sad tale of a bundle of wooden patterns for a set cast iron frames for a 3/4'" Challenger that was tossed out or burned as kindling by unsuspecting descendants of the builder. He had assumed room temperature without informing anyone in...
by tsph6500
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expanding ¾”-Scale
Replies: 21
Views: 2821

Re: Expanding ¾”-Scale

NO need to learn how to measure accurately. NO need for any machine tools. NO need to learn how to read plans. NO need to buy tooling at yard sales or online. NO need to figure out how to hold a casting to your milling table. NO sharp swarf in your fingers. NO need to tap a million holes. NO more ri...
by tsph6500
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: FOR SALE - Turbo Generator ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: FOR SALE - Turbo Generator

And it is SOLD! (pending)

Thanks for looking.