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by Rob Gardner
Fri May 04, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 72
Views: 24234

Re: Another 2900 project...

That is just awesome! Any video footage?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel Prices
Replies: 12
Views: 1953

Re: Steel Prices

Being in the rail industry, we have been seeing the increases taking effect over the past two to three weeks now. They are saying that this could continue until the end of the year. When you are bidding on bonded jobs, one has to make it abundantly clear to your suppliers that they're must hold thei...
by Rob Gardner
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad

Sad to hear, Dave.

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad

Dave, has Sherman figured out a way to operate it? Has it been steamed or have any of the refinements been made to it that you talked about like asking the larger injectors or replumbing the engine?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Harold, from what I know, I don't think they ever left Colorado until I bought them this past September. But I may be wrong.

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad

There is a nice DVD that was offered years ago and I think is still available that gives a nice history and overview of the C&SW. Wish I had been born early enough to see it at the Becker Dairy Farm. I know Dave Sclavi lobbied hard to get it relocated and rebuilt in Monmouth County. The 4-8-4 I thin...
by Rob Gardner
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Giving this ad a little bump. Both are still for sale. Let me know if you have an interest. These are two great RS-3's...no longer available and fully functional.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: will spring steel mill?
Replies: 22
Views: 1646

Re: will spring steel mill?

Excellent tips for working with spring steel here for making leaf springs. I too have this work ahead of me. I assume all of the slotting and drilling of the center holes takes place before forming the leaves to the intended precamber radius? My plan was to make a hard wood former with the desired r...
by Rob Gardner
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s
Replies: 3
Views: 963

1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

FOR SALE are two (2) 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s built by Scale Railroad Supplies, Inc., of Boulder, CO Both units are painted in the distinctive and striking early D&RGW black w/ yellow stripe scheme. These are low mileage locomotives in fully operating condition with new batteries on board and ready...
by Rob Gardner
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: pattern: 1" scale side frame
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: pattern: 1" scale side frame

PM sent.
by Rob Gardner
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Miniature Railroading in the Saginaw News today
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: Miniature Railroading in the Saginaw News today

How cool. Is this 7-1/2" equipment?

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lots of questions on 7 1/2" gauge railroad
Replies: 35
Views: 3163

Re: Lots of questions on 7 1/2" gauge railroad

Dash9, There are any number of solid guys at PLS, among them: Pat Murphy Eric Peffel Ron Shupard Dave Sclavi John Geib Bruce Saylor Some may immediately start talking you into getting a steam engine, but other than that, there are really some good guys there. Don't let one bad experience run you off...