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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: 916

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: 399

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: 399

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: 1650

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: 921

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...
by Rob Gardner
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Home movies, Harry Herder's track and PVLS
Replies: 12
Views: 916

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

Chan Bleil and his 2 truck Shay are seen quite a few times as well.

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 17
Views: 2754

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

I've only seen some prints in photo albums at the club. You wouldn't want to see it in its present condition.

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 289
Views: 89145

Re: Erskine Tramway

Mike,

You've got a gorgeous setting for your railroad. Always love seeing your progress and updates.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 43
Views: 34374

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Bobby, the progress is so exciting to see! Glad to see you are back to work on your B&A Pacific!

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 17
Views: 2754

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

Rob,

I don't recall hearing about the derailing issue but Howard does have it, last I knew. Got to see it once when I first moved to MA. I think he has put the new tires on the drivers but got into replacing the side rods and hasn't proceeded past that point.

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 17
Views: 2754

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

The 1-1/2" scale model of the Four Aces that Sandy Jenkins had was built by Webb Donald who lived in Canton, OH. It really didn't follow the exact dimensions and proportions of the prototype Four Aces and allegedly used some LE Old Northern castings. It's a very nice engine and a great performer, bu...
by Rob Gardner
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Curious about a few live steam locomotives
Replies: 32
Views: 12193

Re: Curious about a few live steam locomotives

I'll probably start a separate thread on this one, but I have a 1" scale D&RGW M-64 class 4-8-4 that was built by Jerry Cutshall, one time master machinist for the D&RGW in their Burnham Shops in Denver, CO. Great little engine. Bronze cylinder castings. I believe he made patterns for and cast the c...