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by Rob Gardner
Fri May 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 85
Views: 44812

Re: Another 2900 project...

Ward,

Will the smokebox be jacketed and or lagged? On the C&O J3a's, the smokebox had jacketing but I can't tell on the erection drawings if they had lagging as well, though I doubt they did.

Thanks,

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Thu May 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ASR Reading T-1 2100 Video Update
Replies: 3
Views: 332

ASR Reading T-1 2100 Video Update

Folks, I know it's been a while since I've posted an update, but here is our latest video update for our progress through April 2019. I promise, it's riveting! https://youtu.be/S_iFd15EUng Thank you for all your support and kind words. We are still in need of approximately $24,000.00 to get the fire...
by Rob Gardner
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 3275

Re: Favorite train movie

My favs are: 1. The Natural: Robert Redford and Midwest's ex-GTW USRA Light Mike #4070, the first mainline steam engine I ever experienced on the CVL in Cleveland. Filmed on the NY&LE in Gowanda, NY. I guess their track was really in much better shape back in the early 80's, though that's still hard...
by Rob Gardner
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ASR Reading T-1 No. 2100 Restoration Update
Replies: 0
Views: 1222

ASR Reading T-1 No. 2100 Restoration Update

Well, 2018 has sure been an exciting and very productive year for American Steam Railroad Preservation (ASR) and the team working to get the Reading T-1 No. 2100 back in steam. Thanks to all of dedicated and faithful donors and volunteers who have helped us get to where we are today. Without you, th...
by Rob Gardner
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 31
Views: 6495

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

Regarding tamping or surfacing of track, the prototype only tamps the four corners where each rail crosses the tie. We do not tamp the ends or the middle to avoid center binding the tie. The support is only needed directly under the rails. In 1.5" scale, I have never tamped the centers or the ends e...
by Rob Gardner
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 52767

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Chris, thank you for posting these very detailed photos of your J's pilot truck. Will be studying them in the near future.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Major Milestone Reached in Reading 2100 Restoration
Replies: 0
Views: 1049

Major Milestone Reached in Reading 2100 Restoration

All, We at ASR are excited to announce that we have reached a major milestone in the ongoing restoration effort of Reading T-1 No.2100. We have completed fitting and installation of BOTH new sidesheet patches in the firebox of the 2100. We are now ready for riveting of the mudring, welding in of the...
by Rob Gardner
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s
Replies: 8
Views: 4320

Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

UPDATE

One unit has sold. One remains.

Thanks,

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 21703

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Looks great, Bobby. How does the overall chassis look so far, lol?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 52767

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Chris, all I can say is "WOW"! Wish I was this far along my C&O J-3a. Love seeing your construction techniques as the Greenbrier are of the same generation of steam as the N&W J's. Especially your pilot truck. Giving some good ideas, for sure. Would love to see even more photos of the lead truck fra...
by Rob Gardner
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: battle for the hill
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: battle for the hill

Wow! Impressive. Thanks for sharing, Dan! Glad to see the 4005 on the rails and in steam. Looks like he also bought a lot of Tom's freight rolling stock as well. Looks great. Bet she'll pull a lot more than 17 freight cars, lol.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s
Replies: 8
Views: 4320

Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Yes they are. Interested?

Rob