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by JohnK
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Friends Models June 2019 sale
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Friends Models June 2019 sale

Group, FRIENDS MODELS is having a June 2019/Father's Day sale through June 30th. Details are on the www.friendsmodels.com home page. Scroll a little ways down on the home page. The first highlighted (yellow) paragraph says "June 2019/Father's Day sale" and will bring you to the sale page, if clicked...
by JohnK
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale 1870 Westinhouse Brake Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: 1-1/2" Scale 1870 Westinhouse Brake Valve

Looks amazing, Jack.
by JohnK
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: East Coast Locomotive Works
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

East Coast Locomotive Works, Sandy Hook, CT.....back when Sandy Hook simply meant "Sandy Hook", and not Sandy Hook.
by JohnK
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Laser cut turnout stands, kit or assembled ****SOLD OUT**** (more coming)
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Laser cut turnout stands, kit or assembled

These look nice. Best wishes selling them.

-John K.
by JohnK
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Friends Models 1" line of engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2734

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Bill, Nice looking engine, is there a prototype for it? Paul Yes, Southern Pacific Atlantic #3000; Lester Friend's own take on it. :mrgreen: 1" scale. Designed late 1940s. Off the market since 1979. Castings available. Drawings available. Construction articles available. www.friendsmodels.com has a...
by JohnK
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Friends Models 1" line of engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2734

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Group,

I just put drawings and critical castings for the Friends Models 1" scale Atlantic, back on the website. See www.friendsmodels.com please, for a link to it.

Thank you.

-John K.
by JohnK
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Friends Models 1" line of engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2734

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Some of us are actually building in 1" and using John's castings. chassis 2.jpg The drivers are from Dinky, the bogies from a Shay (correct? - help me out John ). forgive the clutter, i do not have a dedicated photography area :P It uses the 0-4-0T "Dinky" drivers, yes. And 3/4" scale "New Shay" wh...
by JohnK
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Friends Models 1" line of engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2734

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

uncle jerd wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:20 am
Thank you for keeping this great old stuff available!
You are welcome.
Adirondack wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:35 am
Always makes me happy to see history kept alive.

Thanks John!

ADK
Thank you. You are welcome.
by JohnK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Friends Models 1" line of engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2734

Friends Models 1" line of engines

Group, The Little Engines 1" scale thread made me want to let those of you who don't know, that Friends Models has two 1" scale steam castings kits available, an American and a Ten Wheeler. Also in the product line are a 1" Atlantic and Pacific; they are not available yet as castings sections but in...
by JohnK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 5166

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Hello My Friends I don't know the actual reason why the Little Engines small scale line has disappeared, but people often buy things like this with the best of intentions but have no idea what they are getting into. I don't know if they think it's going to be easy, but the amount of time and capita...
by JohnK
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 5166

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:28 pm
John K at Friends Models is doing all that he can to keep the stuff alive...no LE stuff, but lots of other things that are useful, can be kit-bashed...I get very nice wheels from him...nice castings.
Thank you, Bill.
by JohnK
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver solder flux
Replies: 16
Views: 2091

Re: Silver solder flux

The Charlie Purinton pickle recipe: 1 pound of salt, dissolved in 1 gallon of vinegar.

Keep this 1:1 ratio for whatever quantities you need. For example, 5 pounds of salt to 5 gallons vinegar.

Soak your part in it & rinse thoroughly.