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by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2019 Big Boy schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 163

2019 Big Boy schedule

Hey folks, here's a link to the schedule for the Big Boy this summer. If you have never stood next to one of these, you need to. It will make you feel very small.

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 110
Views: 16767

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Stellar. Are you just dragging the cutter back through the cut before moving over for the next?
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interlocking tower
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Interlocking tower

Our friend at Burbank was a laid back type, but you couldn't lay back at Mission Tower. You had to pay attention and keep moving — the traffic was constant and you probably had to eat on the run and hold your bladder until you were done with your shift. Undoubtably a spot for those with low seniorit...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interlocking tower
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Interlocking tower

When I was a young teenager my buddy and I knew the second trick operator at Burbank Junction, where the SP coast and San Joaquin lines diverged. Instead of going out with girls, we'd spend our Friday nights there where the operator was too glad to let us pull the five-foot-long levers of the 19th c...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Thanks, guys, for the additional comments. It looks now like this: We'll arrive in London from Dublin about noon on a Sunday, so we'll scoot right over to Water and Steam. Then Monday we'll do the Science Museum and I'll take Wifey to the British Museum. Tuesday Crossness will be open and I've made ...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interlocking tower
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Interlocking tower

Oops, posted in error.
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Thanks, Barry for the tip on the transportation sites. We'll be staying in the Forest Gate area, about 8 miles east and a little north of the central city. It's a BnB we've used before — the lady that owns it is such a character that we wouldn't stay anywhere else.
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Thanks, Barry. Crossness will be open one of the days I'm there. Perhaps I'll do Greenwich, Crossness and Water & Steam and then see what time is left. It looks like Greenwich would be most of a day; Honey would go with me and probably want to see some of the other stuff in the area. How much time w...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 30, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Thanks for all your thoughtful comments, folks. I should have mentioned in my first post that this is our fourth visit to London and that's why I'm concentrating on the steam stuff that I've not been able to visit before. We've done many of the other things including Westminster Abbey, the Tower of ...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed May 29, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Thanks, folks. I'm starting to think that we may miss Greenwich. Your thoughts on that?
by Greg_Lewis
Wed May 29, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Steam in London: help me prioritize

Hi folks. In a previous thread I asked for your advice on steam stuff to see in London. Now I hope you can help me set some priorities. We’ll only be there for three days (we’re just passing through en route elsewhere) but there is more to see that we can fit in. So what do you think is best? Here a...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed May 29, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 110
Views: 16767

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

OK, Jack. So the truth is that the little piece you cut off went flying across the shop. The question is: how did you find it? :lol: