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by JohnK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 10184

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Hello My Friends I don't know the actual reason why the Little Engines small scale line has disappeared, but people often buy things like this with the best of intentions but have no idea what they are getting into. I don't know if they think it's going to be easy, but the amount of time and capita...
by JohnK
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 10184

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:28 pm
John K at Friends Models is doing all that he can to keep the stuff alive...no LE stuff, but lots of other things that are useful, can be kit-bashed...I get very nice wheels from him...nice castings.
Thank you, Bill.
by JohnK
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver solder flux
Replies: 16
Views: 3544

Re: Silver solder flux

The Charlie Purinton pickle recipe: 1 pound of salt, dissolved in 1 gallon of vinegar.

Keep this 1:1 ratio for whatever quantities you need. For example, 5 pounds of salt to 5 gallons vinegar.

Soak your part in it & rinse thoroughly.
by JohnK
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2018 "End of Year Sale" at Friends Models
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: 2018 "End of Year Sale" at Friends Models

Hello again,

The 1" scale 4-4-0 has been placed back on the site, it's easier to navigate the page, etc. than prior, and is included in the "End of Year Sale" pricing.

http://www.friendsmodels.com/productsfo ... ge440.html

Thank you,
-John K.
Friends Models
by JohnK
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2018 "End of Year Sale" at Friends Models
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: 2018 "End of Year Sale" at Friends Models

Group, The "end of year" 10% off sale pricing, also applies to the 1" scale "Ten Wheeler" castings sections. http://www.friendsmodels.com/productsforsale/434gauge460.html This section of the site has been "cleaned up" and is much easier to navigate than it was prior. Please look if interested. Thank...
by JohnK
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2018 "End of Year Sale" at Friends Models
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

2018 "End of Year Sale" at Friends Models

Group, Friends is doing the "end of year" sale again. This time, it's for complete castings sections, or, for complete sets of castings, for the 3/4" D30 0-6-0, the 3/4" P-7 President Washington, the 3/4" K4, and the 3/4" Langworthy Hudson. See them on www.friendsmodels.com please. If you buy any se...
by JohnK
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11674

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Thank you Keith and Frank, for coming, and for posting here about it.

We'll run here again a few times next year.

Group: if you're interested in experiencing this with us, please contact me. NELS @ friendsmodels.com
by JohnK
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11674

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Frank K., you are welcome. Thanks for coming.

Group, we're all set for the meet tomorrow (last meet of the season). Will post photos here, after the meet.
by JohnK
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: November 2018 Chaski Sale at Friends Models
Replies: 0
Views: 2071

November 2018 Chaski Sale at Friends Models

Group, For the month of November (2018), Friends Models is running a 10% off sale, for members of chaski. It is for purchases of castings sections, or, complete sets of castings, on the following locomotives: 3/4" USRA 0-6-0: http://www.friendsmodels.com/productsforsale/312gauge060.html 3/4" scale P...
by JohnK
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 38
Views: 16181

Re: Kirkwall Central

That thing looks awesome. Great work.
by JohnK
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11674

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Here is the coal pile. It's a little more than half a ton. Coal is taken from here, sifted, and the pieces that don't fall through the screen are placed in the "coal box" at trackside for easy access by passing locos. In the foreground is a siding that's under construction. October NELS 14.jpg The "...
by JohnK
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11674

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Thank you, Jack. We had an amazing amount of fun today on just 95' of track. Below is a very handsome train at the end of the day: October NELS 6.jpg Below is the locos' source of water when here. It's a regular garden hose with one of the spray trigger things. But note please that it's held in the ...