I'd like to know which were coal fired as opposed to oil or propane fired. Somewhat like colleague cp4449, I'd like to know the condition of the boilers today, and if the locos are static displays, under a pile of hay in a barn, or still operated.
Aren't old movies something?
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I was recently advised that spacing my rails at 7 3/8" gauge was the best way to avoid issues with track joints and the like. I'd like to hear what other builders of back yard track (in the east) have to say about it.
My Reading A5a usually steams at about 80 psi, although she's capable of 100 pounds before both safeties pop. Great little steamer and no complaints to speak of but...I would like to replace her whistle with something "throatier", a lower tone, and something that responds well at the 80 pound mark. ...