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by JohnK
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11525

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

We just finished up our meet. We were delighted that a member of chaski drove nearly 2 hours just to meet us and to see the track, and, that it was his opportunity to run a "live steamer" for the first time. He appears to have the "bug" and be "hooked". I'll let him comment on his own here, if he ch...
by JohnK
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11525

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Group,

We're running at my track this weekend and also November 10th, and that will be "it" for this season. If interested in stopping by on either date, email me please at NELS@friendsmodels.com.

Thank you,
-John K.
by JohnK
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for info on this 3-1/2" gauge B&M 4-4-2 Atlantic
Replies: 13
Views: 4176

Re: Looking for info on this 3-1/2" gauge B&M 4-4-2 Atlantic

Hello FKreider & group. Drawings are available. Castings will be produced as soon as the 3/4" K4, Friends' current "bring it back" project, is back online fully. The cored piston valve cylinders are (2018) back on the market for the first time in more than 50 years. Drive wheels are in process....sa...
by JohnK
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 57
Views: 29465

Re: Railroad Supply History

Here are a few pictures of the engines. Guy in the overalls is Tom Summers and the pictures were taken in the early 90's at Nicks first track he built in Nashua NH, which is still around today but in very very bad shape. The owners of the house really have not kept up the keeping. In your first pic...
by JohnK
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Ng Climax casting pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 2312

Re: Another Ng Climax casting pattern

Nice!
by JohnK
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 1/2 ha riding car drawings/ for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 4777

Re: 3 1/2 ha riding car drawings/ for sale

Friends Models can do the couplers and the car ends as written up in the article, if anyone wants them.....
by JohnK
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11525

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

elm53 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:24 pm
Shut yhe throttle, reverse and crack the throttle, or get off and grab the riding car.
Yup.
by JohnK
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11525

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

I suppose with a 100' run that brakes are a must? Or do you just lift the engine up off the track if it starts to get too fast? :D No brakes on the equipment that has run there so far, although my riding car does have brakes. Going one way, which is a downgrade, we just put it in reverse as you app...
by JohnK
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11525

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Was hoping you'd put another vid up. Looks like you're working on a switch now? Did you ever get the track to stop slowly walking toward the fence? Thanks for watching the video. Yes, a switch with siding (that will hold 2 locos and tenders) is in process. It will be ready for our fall meets. We al...
by JohnK
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11525

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6SpOCNAtaI

Here is Frodo, running in the rain.
by JohnK
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 11525

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Cap with spike.jpg Jack, and all- Here is Carl Purinton's grandson "Cap", now about aged 70, driving the gold spike. He's the last "Purinton" involved in the hobby. The loco at left is "Jim Skeevers", which is described in the "Live Steam of Years Gone By" book. I was honored that it made an appear...
by JohnK
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 186
Views: 84038

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Jack your layout plans, landscaping, track work etc. look great.