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by PRR5406
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone seem this Locomotive
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Anyone seem this Locomotive

I vaguely seem to remember this locomotive from someplace.
by PRR5406
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Look what I got in the mail...
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Look what I got in the mail...

My guess is they're probably meant to look like wooden beam trucks, something like you might find on a self-contained narrow-gauge. They might fit well on a mining railroad, or local branch line from the back-woods. Certainly they are of late 19th Century, into an early 20th. The advantage of Odd Du...
by PRR5406
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Look what I got in the mail...
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Look what I got in the mail...

Using a pattern from decades back is a neat way to keep somebody else's "genius" alive in the hobby today. Good luck with these, Pete!
by PRR5406
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Henry Groth, Waldoboro ME, passed away yesterday
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: Henry Groth, Waldoboro ME, passed away yesterday

Thank you for sharing this sad passing. Henry's meets were wonderful experiences, full of trains and varieties of motive power. The sit-down banquets were tremendous. Perhaps Henry is today, with all the steam power that passed before him. I think he'd like that.
by PRR5406
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foundry Pattern Making
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: Foundry Pattern Making

Find Dave Sclavi's Youtube series on making foundry patterns. You'll learn a ton by watching Dave at work.
by PRR5406
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big News
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: Big News

Might be a good time to arrange a meet of Reading A5a Camelbacks. That would be a heck of a photo!
by PRR5406
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 58
Views: 3913

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

I don't think so. What's in decline is training younger people in the skills to do machine work, carpentry, the satisfaction of working with your hands. Generally, once you've sat behind a locomotive and managed a train by yourself, you're hooked. I've seen it time and again. Even "live Diesel" is a...
by PRR5406
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big News
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: Big News

"A long way from Grovers Mills"? Not if you're drinking German beer.
by PRR5406
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler
Replies: 19
Views: 1320

Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Ditto the other's comments. Do you have an idea of the wheel arrangement for the CNJ Camelback?
by PRR5406
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A new start with the younger generation
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: A new start with the younger generation

I gave some Harbor Freight screwdrivers and wrenches to my grandson (age 7yrs) for Christmas, along with a busted CD player for "disassembly". He had a ball, and saved screws and springs for himself. When I was teaching science, if we had kids finish up early, I give them tools and some junk machine...
by PRR5406
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Merry Christmas

May everyone's locomotives run smoothly, and your track be clean and level.
by PRR5406
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Alco AAR class B trucks
Replies: 26
Views: 2143

Re: Alco AAR class B trucks

These look really nice, Pete, and they're applicable to a long list of potential Diesel locomotives from ALCO and GE, and perhaps a few FM and Baldwins.

I'll be anxious to see brass liners on the journals and wheels under them.