Yes....I still have a card, decal and a patch. But that’s about all I have left.
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- Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:50 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
- Replies: 58
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A machinist who made parts for my father's and uncle's business had a 1/2" scale Pacific. He had an elevated track 75 feet long in the backyard of his city lot in Rahway, New Jersey. When I was 5 years old I would ride back and forth as long as he was running the locomotive. Once a year or so my fa...
- Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:19 pm
- Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
- Topic: Now available: Charlie Purinton 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 castings
- Replies: 7
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Little locomotives can haul me...they can haul anybody.
I don’t agree that the hobby of Live Steam applies to only “larger equipment.” As an example I have a photo of Cliff Blackstaffe riding behind a “live steam” locomotive...and it was an O gauge model. To be honest I prefer the term “Model Engineer.” Models powered by other than steam can be beautiful...
There are two kinds of steam...live steam which has not done any work yet...and exhaust steam. So...do you want a definition of live steam...or the Live Steam Hobby. Which is not necessarily railroad but any hobby which is using steam as its energy source. If you build a traction engine, or a statio...
- Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:50 am
- Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
- Topic: Maine Forest & Logging Museum
- Replies: 4
- Views: 364
The Maine Forest and Logging Museum is a fine little museum. The volunteers are friendly and always happy to show you around and even demonstrate the belt driven machine shop. While I live in Maine, it is a two plus hour drive for me to get there. If it were closer I would volunteer there. When I wa...
- Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:45 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
- Replies: 13
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Railroads classified their engines by class rather than saying its an 0-6-0, in this case the Northern Pacific called this version of their 0-6-0's the L9 class. Many engine wheel arrangements also have a name. 2-8-2's are considered Mikado's. The Northern Pacific 2600's were A class 4-8-4 Northern...