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by PRR5406
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler build on Youtube
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Copper boiler build on Youtube

I recently came across this video and thought it instructive. Even if you are no constructing a copper boiler, they are still highly prized and the detail work on this Belpaire boiler is astounding. I don't know what material is being used as staybolts, but the work is astoundingly neat and well pla...
by PRR5406
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Info about PVLS boxcar decorated for Chinese restaurant?
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Info about PVLS boxcar decorated for Chinese restaurant?

Yes, I've seen that on H-O and more often, Lionel scale layouts. My point is, 1/8th scale, or hernia gauge cars are usually expensive or long term labors of love, then add trucks and couplers, and the buyer has quite an investment. Having a large scale "billboard" reefer or boxcar makes attendees aw...
by PRR5406
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Info about PVLS boxcar decorated for Chinese restaurant?
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Info about PVLS boxcar decorated for Chinese restaurant?

I don't have an answer to the specific question, but it isn't unheard-of for businesses to sponsor a particular car. Actually, it's a great way for clubs to add rolling stock to the fleet. There's a beautiful steel gondola with Milwaukee Tools plastered on it up here in Vermont. I know of another in...
by PRR5406
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?
Replies: 38
Views: 8865

Re: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?

The irony is, once they drive a train, whether is is steam powered or other, they're hooked like trout hitting a fly. Notice that?
by PRR5406
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?
Replies: 38
Views: 8865

Re: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?

The usual response I get is "Wow, that's way cool!" I have been compared to the Sheldon Cooper character, never derisively.
by PRR5406
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PRR K-4 Fire Up
Replies: 12
Views: 3888

Re: PRR K-4 Fire Up

Terrific locomotive! You should be proud.
by PRR5406
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: "Keep Calm and Steam On" tee-shirts last five.
Replies: 0
Views: 2260

"Keep Calm and Steam On" tee-shirts last five.

By chance, I have found three 3XL and two small, tee shirts from New England Steam Corporation. These are the last five with this slogan, and all purchases benefit the restoration of Maine Central 470, a Pacific, now being restored for operation in Hancock, Maine. As these are the last of this desig...
by PRR5406
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Re: Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 2

I know of a beautiful little tank locomotive which had that exact thing happen, and was rumored to being used to attempt to try and prove a hydrogen as a fuel experiment. I offered the builder $3,000, he turned it down, donated it to a transportation museum which auctioned it for $3,000 and almost c...
by PRR5406
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 2

Just few more of the images from around 1952.

Where are these locomotives today?
by PRR5406
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 1791

Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 1

I was cleaning out my garden shed and found about three-thousand slide taken by my wife's late Aunt, in the 1940's until around 1967. I did find one of an Erie Pacific under steam, and these as well. Apparently this is the Centersville Southwestern, around 1952. I know nothing about the railroad, ot...
by PRR5406
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pantograph
Replies: 3
Views: 2653

Re: Pantograph

An E44 would be one long, heavy, and gorgeous locomotive in 1.5"! The block geometry alone would be both a blessing and a curse, but a sheet metal brake could make components for later reassembly. Please excuse my enthusiasm without offering an answer to your original question. The cover of the late...
by PRR5406
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: ALCO cab nose measures?
Replies: 14
Views: 9385

Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Absolutely gorgeous headlight and worthy of a PA1 ! Well done!