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by LivingLegend
Thu May 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 56
Views: 18360

Re: Railroad Supply History

Cary....

Don't think that's Jim Oetting, Jim wore glasses in those days and was thinner in his body and face. And I don't think I ever saw him at RRSC wearing a shirt with a collar, either.

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by LivingLegend
Thu May 11, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 56
Views: 18360

Re: Railroad Supply History

Comstock-Friend wrote:In the shop photo, Jerry Brown is running the lathe at the top, far left.....
John....

Isn't that Mike Cornett holding the drawing to the right of Nick?

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by LivingLegend
Mon May 08, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 56
Views: 18360

Re: Railroad Supply History

Oops.... In my list of list of early RRSC employees still active in the hobby, I left out David Rohrer.

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by LivingLegend
Mon May 08, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 56
Views: 18360

Re: Railroad Supply History

Tom Snyder would occasionally drop into the original RRSC to visit when he was working at the NBC studios in Burbank. I ran into him a few times at RRSC back in those days myself. Snyder was an NBC network news anchor as well as host of The Tomorrow Show which followed the Tonight Show in the 70s, a...
by LivingLegend
Mon May 08, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 56
Views: 18360

Re: Railroad Supply History

Almost all of the older guys who worked RRSC Burbank starting back in the 1970s when it opened are no longer with us.... Many long time employees, among them Jerry Brown and Royal Wright. Joe Nelson (So You Want To Build A Live Steam Locomotive) who wasn't actually what one would call a "real" emplo...
by LivingLegend
Sun May 07, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Moseley Generator Drawings
Replies: 16
Views: 5137

Re: Moseley Generator Drawings

Dick.... The way I understand the letter you attached, is that Barry was selling "new old stock" inventory obtained with his purchase of the Moseley molds, tooling, etc. So it would seem Barry either had a few finished items that Francis retained for himself, as well as production spares and surplus...
by LivingLegend
Sun May 07, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Moseley Generator Drawings
Replies: 16
Views: 5137

Re: Moseley Generator Drawings

Rich.... As I remember, Barry never sold assembled, working Moseley generators. Shortly after he took possession of the Moseley items, Barry told me he had decided the cost to manufacture a working generator would, in order to make a decent profit, cause the selling price to be so high that the numb...
by LivingLegend
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Moseley Generator Drawings
Replies: 16
Views: 5137

Re: Moseley Generator Drawings

LivingLegend wrote:....Barry did offer the generator for sale as a one piece dummy which could not be turned into one what worked
After further thought, I realized I am wrong on this....

Barry told me he did NOT want to offer the castings so a builder could assemble the generator as a dummy.

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by LivingLegend
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Moseley Generator Drawings
Replies: 16
Views: 5137

Re: Moseley Generator Drawings

Gary Armitstead wrote:....I purchased my Moseley MO-6 generator new in early 1981.... A grand total of $220 shipped to me....

If remember correctly, Francis sold the 1.5" generators from it's first production run (1970s) for around $160.

..... Them was the good ol' days!

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by LivingLegend
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Moseley Generator Drawings
Replies: 16
Views: 5137

Re: Moseley Generator Drawings

Barry Hauge bought the molds, tooling, and engineering data/drawings from the Moseley family to manufacture the Pyle-National MO6 generator and headlights (both the 1.5" and 1"scale versions). That was back in the late 80s as I recall. I was at Barry's shop one day and we discussed his plans for the...
by LivingLegend
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Details Details Details
Replies: 8
Views: 3312

Re: Details Details Details

Roger Goldmann has drawings of the FEF-3 for sale at Live Steam Locomotives.... But the drawing sets are by no means close to complete. Engine drawing list... http://www.livesteamlocomotives.com/drawings/northern.htm Tender drawing list... http://www.livesteamlocomotives.com/drawings/23ctender.htm U...
by LivingLegend
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Resizing cylinder bore
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Re: Resizing cylinder bore

I will say this....

Dick Bagley's Disney 173, having the 2.125 bore could pull like like crazy.

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