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by Benjamin Maggi
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale
Replies: 97
Views: 22602

Re: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale

Or, purchase some LGB rolling stock (which is pretty much 1:22.5 scale) and measure up from them.
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?
Replies: 32
Views: 1148

Re: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?

Nope, not at all. At least not that I know of. However, each of us has our own tendencies and I think some of my wife's hobbies are crazy. And I am sure she thinks some of mine are too. At least we agree on trains.
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Riding Scale 'Diesel" locomotive
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: Riding Scale 'Diesel" locomotive

There was a guy in Delaware with a railroad (http://www.islandpondrailroad.com/) that described some experiments he had done with this. I think he had a working engine. A quick search of his website didn't show it, but it might be buried in one of his links. You could reach out to him.
by Benjamin Maggi
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is this a logging maintenance loco? I want to build one
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: Is this a logging maintenance loco? I want to build one

You might want to look up or search for "Bill Connor Beam Engines". They didn't look exactly like that but might be good starting points.
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Tender Rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3008

Re: Tender Rebuild

Looks great. And it is mighty convenient you didn't have to stick vinyl over any rivet heads. The big empty areas for lettering on the sides of the tender are very useful in that regard.
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Share your special tools
Replies: 17
Views: 1234

Re: Share your special tools

When building the passenger car trucks for the "shorties" and Honest Dave's Central Pacific passenger cars, realized I wanted (needed) a tool for tightening square nuts. Flat end pliers had a bad habit of slipping off the stainless steel square-sided nuts. My locomotive frame has a lot of square nu...
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fun
Replies: 26
Views: 2086

Re: fun

I saw her at least once at ALS I think.
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fun
Replies: 26
Views: 2086

Re: fun

That is one good looking locomotive! Nice job.
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Tender Rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3008

Re: Tender Rebuild

This is a fascinating thread. I can't wait to see more! Thanks for taking the time to create such a detailed log of your progress.
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 60
Views: 24080

Re: A Long Term Project

That does help, and I might try and track down that book. I have heard of it before. Everyone here must paint steam locomotives, and it isn't rocket science, but I had trouble just painting my engine's frame recently. And that is matte black!
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 60
Views: 24080

Re: A Long Term Project

What did you use for paint for your engine? Your frame looks perfectly finished in red. How did you paint and then assemble it all without scratching it all up?
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: First Steaming of "A Long Term Project"
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: First Steaming of "A Long Term Project"

Long live Welsh narrow gauge trains running on 7.25" gauge track! That looks like a really lovely engine. You should be proud. Perhaps someday my Sweet William will steam up next to your Hunslet.