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by Harlock
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Complete set of Fitchburg Northern Castings
Replies: 8
Views: 2644

Re: Complete set of Fitchburg Northern Castings

Hello everyone, I am offering FREE DOCK TO DOCK SHIPPING for this casting set in the lower 48 (continental) United States. What this means is that it will be delivered to a freight dock near you, and the small crate can then be placed in your pickup truck or trailer for you to take home. Also, a COM...
by Harlock
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2793

Re: TM 2021 Prep

Last time I was at TM I had one of the “loading helpers” telling me how I needed to load my train. I told him that was unsafe and would not do so. I reminded him this was my train, my truck, and my safety at stake. I never got mad. He told me load it his way or it “ain’t gonna happen”. I reminded h...
by Harlock
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2793

Re: TM 2021 Prep

jcbrock wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:53 pm
Two words: comfy seats.
I will second that. Normally I have a thing against boat seats for aesthetic reasons, but I am relenting for the next triennial, designing the implementation in a way where they will not be so obtrusive.

-M
by Harlock
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2793

Re: TM 2021 Prep

Heya, veteran of TM triennials since 2009 here. Don't bother with an extra water car that big. The map shows you where the water stops are and you should be fine. You might carry an extra two gallons in jugs if you have the room, in case you get yourself lost and need an emergency supply to get to t...
by Harlock
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 6957

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

1-1/2" 0-4-0, L'il Lima, 7.25 gauge, 2-1/2(?) scale, Wato Locomotive Works Lil' Lima is 3 3/4" scale and a 2-4-0. Lima Mogul, 2-6-0, 7.25 gauge, 2-1/2" scale, Wato Engineering This one is called the Lil' Mogul. Same parts with an extra driver. 3 3/4" scale. Photo 1 is a Lil' Mogul, Photo 2 is a Lil...
by Harlock
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail spacing for 7-1/2” gauge Equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Rail spacing for 7-1/2” gauge Equipment

7 5/8 on most west coast tracks, even on the straights as it's easier to make or use ties that way. It does not cause hunting on tangent sections as the wheel tapers keep the equipment lined up. It keeps the flange away from the rail, saving wear on both and helps very large engines stay on the trac...
by Harlock
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 6957

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

The list is starting to shape up nicely! A lot of stuff I forgot think of but should have! Followup to my earlier comment on the RMI locomotives - I think only the originally Sweet Creek is Keith Watson's design, the others are derivatives dreamed up by RMI. I will check. As for certain entities thr...
by Harlock
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gordon French
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: Gordon French

A couple more.
by Harlock
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gordon French
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: Gordon French

I found a few pictures from the 2009 GGLS small scales meet.
by Harlock
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gordon French
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: Gordon French

Gordon was building a Kozo A3 and we had many conversations about it. I was able to meet him a few times and he was so very nice. I did not know about his homebrew computer club connection or I would have had more things to talk to him about, as an early home computing enthusiast myself and user of ...
by Harlock
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 6957

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

I guess a big question is, are you looking for currently available plans or also historical? If currently available then some of these ideas can get crossed off.
by Harlock
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 6957

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

2.5" scale Class 'A' Shay castings and plans by John Buckwalter, currently available. http://www.ngshay.com/