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by Harlock
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 116
Views: 25820

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

A few more general pictures of the day, showing good times and good friends. I had to leave before Larry got out on the main, someone else may have a picture or two of that.

All in all a great day and I feel honored to witness the birth of a new railroad.

-Mike
by Harlock
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 116
Views: 25820

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Part 3... Larry also brought this unpainted 0-4-0 who's make and model has left my brain since yesterday. Andy Romer brought his Raritan, a familiar sight to LALS small scales members. After a quick remedy for a leaky sight glass drain, the locomotive became the first ever to take the main at the Al...
by Harlock
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 116
Views: 25820

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Part 2... At lunch time the tools were put away and everyone convened in Jack's house for sandwiches and split pea soup. Then it was play time. Mike Getscher (whom you may recognize from my Live Steam Magazine cover article featuring his amazingly detailed Falk) brought a partially completed OS Port...
by Harlock
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 116
Views: 25820

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Hi all, Jack asked me to post a few pictures from the inagural steam run at the Alcalde and Coalfield! Part 1: The day started with a work session with mainline track being built west of the turntable switch, the opposite direction of the existing hundred or so feet of main laid. once the ground is ...
by Harlock
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

As kids we tried never to miss Walt Disney's Disneyland on Sunday nights (ca.1954) and in those years there were regular segments on the development of Disneyland (Park), including the park railroad, but I don't recall ever seeing a segment on his home railroad. There may have been, and I missed th...
by Harlock
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 30
Views: 2682

Re: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

I like your fixture for turning the radius on the rod ends. Faster than a rotary table.
by Harlock
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fall Meet Orange County CA
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Fall Meet Orange County CA

Would like to come back to OCME for a meet sometime but won't be able to make it this weekend. Enjoy.
by Harlock
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen waterjet pilot truck pedestals and spring shoes now available
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Allen waterjet pilot truck pedestals and spring shoes now available

Also, this addition applies to the Harpur 2-4-0 as well, section 09A.
by Harlock
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen waterjet pilot truck pedestals and spring shoes now available
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Allen waterjet pilot truck pedestals and spring shoes now available

Hi everyone, We've added two new waterjet parts to our two wheel equalized swing link pilot truck parts set. This includes the 5/8" steel pedestals and 5/8" matching bottom spring shoes. There is an amazing amount of collected time savings represented in the parts in this section. Some finishing of ...
by Harlock
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Drill Press Whirlygig
Replies: 18
Views: 1963

Re: The Drill Press Whirlygig

Great story and well written. Would be a good submission to Machinist's Workshop magazine, along with a picture of the lathe. I don't own a drill press any more as I found that I never used it and my space is limited. I have always preferred to use the mill for drilling operations. If a very tall pa...
by Harlock
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 2981

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

The Tolomatic products and page are super interesting! Also, very interesting design on that drive shaft system. Shafts in the center, chains for the trucks, and the trucks don't appear to pivot directly above the gearboxes where the shafts end. A better design in terms of keeping alignment is Wilbu...