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by Rob Gardner
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ASR - Reading T-1 No.2100 Update - Buy A Staybolt
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: ASR - Reading T-1 No.2100 Update - Buy A Staybolt

All, We are a mere 25 staybolts or $250.00 away from being fully funded! Don't miss your chance to be a part of making history. BTW, you can now get your very own serialized old staybolt from the 2100 as your own paperweight or gift for that special steam friend AND you'll sponsor 3 new staybolts in...
by Rob Gardner
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 89
Views: 71714

Re: Another 2900 project...

So how does the front end of your 2900 look right now? Loved the shot of your smokebox front. BTW, I just broke down a bought a very nice custom painted HO 2926. Now I just need to get a DCC throttle so I can enjoy running it. Can't wait to see your 1.6" scale model continue to take shape. Looking b...
by Rob Gardner
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ASR - Reading T-1 No.2100 Update - Buy A Staybolt
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: ASR - Reading T-1 No.2100 Update - Buy A Staybolt - ONLY 50 TO GO!!!!

Thank you all! Your generosity is much appreciated. Saw Chan yesterday as I had to get a start on two (2) new crankpins for my 1" 4-8-4 and needed badly to get out of the house, lol. He asked how we were making out. We are now only 50 staybolts away from being ready to start forging and machining! W...
by Rob Gardner
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ASR - Reading T-1 No.2100 Update - Buy A Staybolt
Replies: 6
Views: 869

ASR - Reading T-1 No.2100 Update - Buy A Staybolt

Wanted to give all of you a quick update on where we're at with the work on Reading No. 2100. We are currently running a fundraising campaign to raise the funds needed to make the 560 new flexible and rigid staybolts needed in the firebox. We are at about 72% on the fundraising drive. We have 154 st...
by Rob Gardner
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

Marty, I was elated to see that particular order come through! Hopefully we won't have to reschedule the event, but it's looking more and more likely that that will be the case. We will let everyone know as soon as we have some idea what our options are.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

American Steam Railroad Brian J. Smith, Communications Director 440-935-1816 Brian.Smith@AmericanSteamRailroad.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stories of the Nickel Plate Road with Doyle McCormack BELLEVUE, OHIO – A man who has roots to one of America's greatest railroads will return to the heart of it to...
by Rob Gardner
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ASR Legends of Steam - Announcing Doyle McCormack
Replies: 0
Views: 336

ASR Legends of Steam - Announcing Doyle McCormack

American Steam Railroad Brian J. Smith, Communications Director 440-935-1816 Brian.Smith@AmericanSteamRailroad.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stories of the Nickel Plate Road with Doyle McCormack BELLEVUE, OHIO – A man who has roots to one of America's greatest railroads will return to the heart of it to...
by Rob Gardner
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Home movies, Harry Herder's track and PVLS
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Re: Home movies, Harry Herder's track and PVLS

Keith, is your LV 2095 a standard LE 1" Pacific?

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: More home movies 1970's Clint Ensworth, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: More home movies 1970's Clint Ensworth, etc

At the Ensworth's track can also be seen Fritz Birkheimer and his LE 0-6-0, Joe Whittaker and his B&O USRA Light Mike (Wayne Godshall currently has this engine) and the very last image appears to be Clint's own 4-6-4 Hudson. I think that is the Bleil's Atlantic before it was painted blue. I don't kn...
by Rob Gardner
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: More home movies 1970's Clint Ensworth, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: More home movies 1970's Clint Ensworth, etc

Looking forward to watching this video. I got to visit Bob a couple years before he passed away in Erie. His track was still in place around the house and crossed the driveway and sidewalk and had 25' radius curves. Sadly he donated his Mikado and cars to the museum in Northeast and they have no int...
by Rob Gardner
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVLS 1973 or 4, short movie
Replies: 21
Views: 3267

Re: PVLS 1973 or 4, short movie

Great movies, there, Paul! In the 2nd video is an interesting and unknown 1-1/2" scale Hudson at PVLS as well as a black Pacific, 7-1/4" gauge, number 6870 as I recall, that the Metcalf family had bought some 30+ years ago and had in Ashtabula. I had heard that someone supposedly was working on rega...
by Rob Gardner
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Scale UP Northern and Other Locomotives
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Re: 1" Scale UP Northern and Other Locomotives

If I can get the photos off my phone, I can post some pics I took of some of Howard's work that is indeed on display at CRRM. I saw them this summer. I believe the 844 and the Big Boy are on display there as well as a D&RGW 4-6-6-4. Very nice work but build largely out of wood and plastic. Static di...