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Scott, My understanding is that when the engine and tender are back on the rails, and they might be back on the rails now, they'll be rolled into a temporary shed and the brake systems gone through and made DOT certifiable. Once that's done the transfer will be made over Corman, CSX, and TN Central ...
The display track rail head is at least 2ft above the nearby ground, so an elevated extension track was built. Once out on the extension, box beams were placed under the leading truck and the cradle and hydraulic jacks (and stacks of dunnage) were used to get it in the air with enough clearance to r...
- Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:11 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American
- Replies: 9
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I am thinking of making a small fitting to go over the end that is drilled for a side exhaust. Charlie, Seeing as how these are British-made and all such drain cocks are designed to have tube extensions which divert the exhaust forward (or wherever needed) I would bend up a set of tight L's in copp...
At one moment in time Scott, that obstinance wasn't an entirely bad thing. It was indeed a gift to the City but at the time (1950s) operating a steam engine again for any reason was the last thing in anyone's thoughts (in particular the L&N.) But at some point, maybe the 1980s, the TVRM came calling...
- Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:15 pm
- Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
- Topic: 1/4" scale locomotive castings
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The X216 number is a Stuart-Turner wheel pattern number - intended for Gauge-0/7mm scale, 1.75" finished diameter. A small spoked wheel casting with an "X'" number cast on the back will almost always be from Stuarts.
January 13th will be a big day for future steam in Nashville. After 65 years on static display, decades of wrangling, and several years of what could easily have been fruitless minor repair and cosmetic preservation work, NC&StL Alco light 4-8-4 #576 will be moved via public road to a private rail h...