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by LivingLegend
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab: Wood or metal?
Replies: 23
Views: 6070

Re: Cab: Wood or metal?

Harlock wrote:....In the past we've made them with oak, but we've come tor realize that the grain is too large for smaller scale projects. Mahogany creates a good scale grain match for oak.
Beech is also good. Has a fine tight grain.

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by LivingLegend
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Progress on my Little Engines "C.P. Huntington"
Replies: 19
Views: 7413

Re: Progress on my Little Engines "C.P. Huntington"

A little bit of LE C.P. Huntington trivia..... Has anyone ever watched the musical, "The King and I"? I'm talking the classic 1950s version starring Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr..... all the others are crap. In the King's study, den, or whatever you want to call it, you will see the original LE C.P....
by LivingLegend
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION
Replies: 23
Views: 5726

Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Moody Braun designed and developed the compressor mentioned above by Steven during the transition period of Little Engines ownership to him from Irene. The pump was listed (drawings/materials.... It was bar stock construction and no castings) in the LE catalog during the early 1980s well before the ...
by LivingLegend
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: oil fire box door for 1 1/2" loco
Replies: 26
Views: 8423

Re: oil fire box door for 1 1/2" loco

David Moore has 1.5" scale Franklin butterfly style (16"x20" prototype) firedoor. The castings are scale and are lost wax.

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by LivingLegend
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: INJECTOR UPDATE
Replies: 24
Views: 8126

Re: INJECTOR UPDATE

Hey, Rich.... The 1985 meet was the IBLS meet at LALS. Barry's Nathan was first displayed at the 1984 meet. I've drawn a blank on the L&M injector. There was an L.S. injector.

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by LivingLegend
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: INJECTOR UPDATE
Replies: 24
Views: 8126

Re: INJECTOR UPDATE

I spoke with Barry in regards to the current quality of his Simplex injector body castings about 10 years ago. To eliminate problems, he had upped the wax inspection level and even hand delivered the waxes to the foundry in order to avoid UPS damage in shipping. What he could not control was the fo...
by LivingLegend
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: INJECTOR UPDATE
Replies: 24
Views: 8126

Re: INJECTOR UPDATE

LivingLegend wrote:....I also shot the waxes and cores at Barry's for all of the Nathan's bodies....
I should clarify.... I shot all of the body waxes (and it's cores) only for the Nathan's initial production run, which was fifty. Barry shot the waxes for the rest of the injector's castings.

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by LivingLegend
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: INJECTOR UPDATE
Replies: 24
Views: 8126

Re: INJECTOR UPDATE

Dave... As far as I can recall, Barry didn't hydro the bodies of his injectors. i guess it boiled down to the high quality put out by the foundry he used.... and the foundry Barry used was one of the best. When Barry produced the first run of fifty Nathan Simplex injectors during the early 1980s, I ...
by LivingLegend
Tue May 23, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 57
Views: 23376

Re: Railroad Supply History

Cary...

The last place I remember Jim Oetting would have been living at around the time of the Darby RRSC era was in Van Nuys.... A short distance north of Valley College.

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by LivingLegend
Fri May 12, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 57
Views: 23376

Re: Railroad Supply History

I assume you all have seen the vidios on youtube? Very cool footage.... In addition to Chet's Little Engines 4-8-4 at the beginning of https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qGz5AbwJcZ0 (A Visit to Railroad Supply Corporation, 1984), is the prototype RRSC Mikado. The CP173 that's on display with them belong...
by LivingLegend
Fri May 12, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 57
Views: 23376

Re: Railroad Supply History

Atkinson_Railroad wrote:From 9th Edition Catalog Published Spring 1984
That was the catalog where names went to the wrong photo....

They have Ken Prather's name next to Royal Wright's photo and Royal's name next to Ken's photo.

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by LivingLegend
Fri May 12, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 57
Views: 23376

Re: Railroad Supply History

Gary....

Barry always wore his glasses and was a bit taller.

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