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by R Paul Carey
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Track Standards
Replies: 16
Views: 3620

Re: Track Standards

I have followed this discussion with interest and submit this link, which illustrates a ride taken over my 1-1/2" scale live steam RR through an old-growth forest at my home in Reedville, VA. Track gauge is 7-1/4" and curves are elevated for a scale speed of 45 mph. I am retired from the railroad in...
by R Paul Carey
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Typical Tie Spacing 7-1/X Gauge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: Typical Tie Spacing 7-1/X Gauge?

The Sunnybank, Putnam, & Pacific RR is a 7-1/4 gauge live steam RR, representing a "dirt-road" line that never turned a profit but bravely invested others' money in keeping up a "good front" with track maintained for maximum scale speed of 45 mph, in the manner of a certain NYC branch dear to the SP...
by R Paul Carey
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Fox trucks
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: Fox trucks

Peter, thanks for the further advice; I'll look forward to hearing from you, as your time and circumstances permit.

Paul.
by R Paul Carey
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Fox trucks
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: Fox trucks

Peter, thanks for your quick response - I have been unable to locate your website. I have a small "fleet" of cars of the period and would like to show off at least one of them with your Fox trucks. I have no problem obtaining the wheelsets. Can you quote price and lead time for a set? My email addre...
by R Paul Carey
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Fox trucks
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: Fox trucks

Peter, can you furnish a complete pair of your Fox trucks, for 7-1/4" gauge? PM me, if you prefer. Many thanks!
by R Paul Carey
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anthracite Coal
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Anthracite Coal

I have two coal-burning live steam engines in 1-1/2" scale, and have experimented with anthracite over the past 10 years. The slow burning nature of anthracite, taken with its required greater (than bituminous) draft, makes it undesirable for these engines. Blending at various mixtures (all less tha...
by R Paul Carey
Tue May 10, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Superelevation techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 2174

Re: Superelevation techniques

Here in at my home in VA I have approximately 2400' feet of 7-1/4" track (1-1/2" scale), with many main track curves through an old-growth forest. The line is laid with cedar ties and ballasted with crusher run, with surface and elevation maintained. Rail is a mixture of Culp (115#/yd. scale) with c...
by R Paul Carey
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Builders
Replies: 26
Views: 4118

Re: Boiler Builders

In 2009 I had commissioned Rappahannock Boat Works (RBW) to build a 24' fantail steam launch "Sunnybank", which was designed for safe operation on the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Consideration of stability and efficiency was paramount. Sunnybank was fitted with an ASME Code 200 boiler built b...
by R Paul Carey
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5" Scale Castings
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: 1.5" Scale Castings

I am interested in your switch stand castings and related parts. Can you furnish a photo?
by R Paul Carey
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Rio Grande Associates (Terry Rider): A Question...
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: Rio Grande Associates (Terry Rider): A Question...

I'm pleased to advise this morning I have heard from Terry Rider, who is still building cars at Rio Grande Associates. I now believe we'll have the needed flat cars completed, however belatedly. To all concerned - the readers, the above responders, the others who took time to contact me offline, the...
by R Paul Carey
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Rio Grande Associates (Terry Rider): A Question...
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Rio Grande Associates (Terry Rider): A Question...

I am wondering if Rio Grande Associates is currently in business, and if so, is Terry Rider still running the business? Here's why I'm asking: In January 2010, I asked him to build two flatcars and one other car, the flats were needed for June delivery and this was agreed upon when ordered and recon...
by R Paul Carey
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need help & information on DeSantis 4-4-0 American
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Need help & information on DeSantis 4-4-0 American

Adam, having two of Frank's 4-4-0's (SR 3783 and DL&W 988), I am very pleased to hear of your acquisition and plans to return this engine to "as built" appearance and condition. As you may already know, he often worked with prototype erection prints accumulated in the 1940's and 50's, when they were...