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by Steve Dispenza
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Supra Scale Blowoff valves ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Supra Scale Blowoff valves

I will take both pairs,if still available. I can due paypal. Please advise. Thanks Steve D.
by Steve Dispenza
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1903 Wooden Pullman Heavyweight
Replies: 12
Views: 3455

Re: 1903 Wooden Pullman Heavyweight

How did you shape the radius on the roof?
by Steve Dispenza
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction
Replies: 34
Views: 6381

Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Here is a photo of the 999 built by Fred Bohn in Niagara Falls NY. It's 7 1/4" gauge and is coal fired. A few years back she received a full cosmetic restoration.
by Steve Dispenza
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a 1" scale industrial switcher
Replies: 21
Views: 6024

Re: Building a 1" scale industrial switcher

Here are some more pictures of the 1" electric.
by Steve Dispenza
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a 1" scale industrial switcher
Replies: 21
Views: 6024

Re: Building a 1" scale industrial switcher

I finished my 1" electric in 2011 and its been running great ever since. I use 2 12 volt batteries from the Fisherprice powerwheels. They hold a charge for a whole weekend of running and the motor has plenty of power. It also will go as fast or slow as I want. The only issue I've encountered with th...
by Steve Dispenza
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: SOLD-1" Scale LE 0-4-0T
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Re: 1" Scale LE 0-4-0T

The tanks used to be the main water source however they really complicated the plumbing on the loco. I simplified the plumbing by making them cosmetic. I have an injector for it but never installed it. The electric pump is a no hassle means of water supply. I also took out the axle pump. With the el...
by Steve Dispenza
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: SOLD-1" Scale LE 0-4-0T
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Re: 1" Scale LE 0-4-0T

The last time I ran the 0-4-0 at FLLS was at the spring meet in June 13. It runs good on the FLLS track and its spent all of its life there. The only grade that can be tricky is the last grade coming back into the yard. Just have to have a good head of steam and a decent speed to make it up with no ...
by Steve Dispenza
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: SOLD-1" Scale LE 0-4-0T
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

SOLD-1" Scale LE 0-4-0T

For sale is a 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Little Engines 0-4-0 tank engine. Coal fired with an all copper boiler. Engine was fully rebuilt about 3 years ago with new bearings, valve gear bushings, plumbing and PM research valves. Also has a locoparts water glass. Included with the engine is a riding car t...
by Steve Dispenza
Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines or Coles
Replies: 18
Views: 3043

Re: Little Engines or Coles

Steve - Yes Ed McConnell built my engine. I believe I am the 5th owner from the FLLS club. The first think Ed told me when I completed the rebuild was that I painted it the wrong color. I just told him to think of it as a really really dark green.

Steve
by Steve Dispenza
Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines or Coles
Replies: 18
Views: 3043

Re: Little Engines or Coles

I purchased a Little Engines 1" 0-4-0 tank engine a couple years ago and I love it. Originally finished in 1978 it was in need of some TLC. It had a leaky copper boiler and pretty much needed a complete rebuild. I fixed the boiler and did the complete rebuild including new valve gear bushings, crank...
by Steve Dispenza
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1" Pacemaker Box Car
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

1" Pacemaker Box Car

I thought I'd share some pictures of my recently completed NYC Pacemaker Box Car in 1" scale. I scratch built the car using masonite. It still needs some details here and there. Next I would like to build a matching caboose.
by Steve Dispenza
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" scale 0-6-0 chassis running on air
Replies: 6
Views: 2822

1" scale 0-6-0 chassis running on air

1" 0-6-0 4 3/4" gauge chassis running on air. Chassis has piston valves and an axle pump. I bought it with plans to finish but have too many other projects. Includes a pilot truck to build as a 2-6-0. The builder of this chassis is unknown and its not built with little engines castings. I do have pl...