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by tsph6500
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Don Ritchie 3/4" scale trucks?
Replies: 15
Views: 1598

Re: Don Ritchie 3/4" scale trucks?

steamingdon wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:09 am
Very good to hear, see u there with that jumbo Atlantic. Built in Canada if I remember correctly. ? Francis was secretary of MLS for a good long while also.
One of the two Atlantics built by Ralph Francis? Both were called "The Canuk".

That would be great to see back on the MLS rails.
by tsph6500
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 25
Views: 1507

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

Marty_Knox wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:48 am

Merci, mon Ami!
You're all set!

Did we tell you that you must wear a black beret"?
by tsph6500
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 25
Views: 1507

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

I will be driving over from Michigan. Are there any toll roads to watch out for in Quebec, like the 407 in Ontario? Hi Marty, Great to hear you are coming to our Meet. There are no tolls for thee… head west on the 401 through Ontario. It changes the designation to Autoroute 20 when you cross into Q...
by tsph6500
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 25
Views: 1507

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

Steve Bratina wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:29 am
I will be there Saturday afternoon.
Yay! Steve-o is in the roundhouse. The Tinkerbells will hold their annual Big Head elections on Saturday. No trains shall run until the Big Head from Kirkwall arrives.
by tsph6500
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 25
Views: 1507

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

Steamchris wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Hi,

sooo sad...i was in Montreal a week ago...never heard of your club....i would like to came by.

Regards from Germany
It would have been nice to meet you.

For anyone interested, our club does have a website and a Facebook page.
by tsph6500
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 21
Views: 1274

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

My daughter just got back 2 weeks ago from a fortnight in the UK with her husband. Both are experienced steam locomotive engineers/firemen here in Canada & the US, so they spent a day on the Great Central Rwy with a 2-6-0 and six coaches. They made 2 round trips of the mainline (18 miles each way?),...
by tsph6500
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interlocking tower
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Interlocking tower

In 2009 I visited the Culp's Deep Run Central Railway during the Spring Meet with two friends. This private track in the woods of eastern Pennsylvania had many super scale features but one, in particular, had a surprise. An interlocking tower stood beside the tracks at one end of the yard just past ...
by tsph6500
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 25
Views: 1507

85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

We hope to see many of our live steam brothers at our annual meet to celebrate with us, 85 years as a club. We existed before that for a few years as part of the Montreal Model Engineering Society. The live steam fellows set out on their own as the boat enthusiasts had Beaver Lake and the ponds in L...
by tsph6500
Mon May 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about a DLS ad
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Re: Question about a DLS ad

Montreal has not had 5" gauge track for the last 15 years or so. The elevated tracks are 3-1/2" and 4-3/4" gauge, ground track is 7-1/4".

Engineers are welcome to ride as they see fit for their own comfort and ease of firing.
by tsph6500
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 5718

Re: Women in the hobby?

My grandmother, Myrtle Leggett, ran 3/4" steam on the highline in her backyard beginning back in the late 1920s as did her daughter Willa Leggett (Ratcliffe). My mother, Joyce Leggett (Turnbull) ran steam 3/4' steam in the 1940s and helped her father Jim Turnbull build locos by turning up small scre...
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: 1586

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: 1586

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! :-) ...