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by JohnK
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: East Coast Locomotive Works
Replies: 9
Views: 804

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
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

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: 1571

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: 1571

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: 1571

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: 1571

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: 1571

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: 3175

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: 3175

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: 1596

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.
by JohnK
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2018 "End of Year Sale" at Friends Models
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: 2018 "End of Year Sale" at Friends Models

Hello again,

The 1" scale 4-4-0 has been placed back on the site, it's easier to navigate the page, etc. than prior, and is included in the "End of Year Sale" pricing.

http://www.friendsmodels.com/productsfo ... ge440.html

Thank you,
-John K.
Friends Models
by JohnK
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2018 "End of Year Sale" at Friends Models
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: 2018 "End of Year Sale" at Friends Models

Group, The "end of year" 10% off sale pricing, also applies to the 1" scale "Ten Wheeler" castings sections. http://www.friendsmodels.com/productsforsale/434gauge460.html This section of the site has been "cleaned up" and is much easier to navigate than it was prior. Please look if interested. Thank...