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by Rob Gardner
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restored 2-4-4-2
Replies: 20
Views: 4524

Re: Restored 2-4-4-2

Paul and Sam Poole own Don Marshall's Skookum. I've seen pics and video of another one down in Florida. There are also 1 or 2 1" models at or near the St. Croix club. True compounding mallets are rare in operating live steam models. I believe the late Dick Thomas built a NYC 2-6-6-2 in 1.5" scale th...
by Rob Gardner
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Looking for 2-axle commonwealth passenger trucks, 1.5" or 1.6" scale
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

Re: Looking for 2-axle commonwealth passenger trucks, 1.5" or 1.6" scale

I saw one of the new Tom Bee 4-wheel passenger car trucks yesterday. They are very nice.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" Scale Railroad Supplies
Replies: 8
Views: 3540

Re: 1" Scale Railroad Supplies

I was just on their website. I see mention of a Pyle National headlight, but I don't see it on the parts list or price list. Do they have one available?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s
Replies: 9
Views: 6545

Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Bumping this back up again to the top. One RS-3 is still available. Shipping would now be from Cleveland, OH. Will crate for an agreed price or can be picked up. Would offer free delivery within 4 hours of Cleveland.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Fri May 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 85
Views: 61817

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: 1788

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: 6411

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: 2007

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: 10262

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: 142
Views: 75870

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: 1672

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: 9
Views: 6545

Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

UPDATE

One unit has sold. One remains.

Thanks,

Rob