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by LivingLegend
Mon May 08, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 45
Views: 13696

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: 4481

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: 4481

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: 4481

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.

LL
by LivingLegend
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Moseley Generator Drawings
Replies: 16
Views: 4481

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!

LL
by LivingLegend
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Moseley Generator Drawings
Replies: 16
Views: 4481

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: 2988

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: 1508

Re: Resizing cylinder bore

I will say this....

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

LL
by LivingLegend
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Resizing cylinder bore
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: Resizing cylinder bore

Unless it's been redesigned at some point over the years, the piston bore of a RRSC CP173 is 1.500 diameter. That's the bore as designed and marketed by the original (Chet Peterson era) RRSC. The RRSC cylinder casting was bored to 1.750, as I recall, to receive a liner having a wall thickness of .12...
by LivingLegend
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expanded obituary for Barry Hauge
Replies: 4
Views: 3207

Re: Expanded obituary for Barry Hauge

Here is a picture of Barry with some of his oldest and dearest friends. From left to right are Lou Soibelman with his back to the camera, Jack Corrick, Jim Kreider, myself, Barry and Charlie Dockstader sitting at his boiler Barry used to test his safety's. Lou, Charlie and Barry are together again ...
by LivingLegend
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just recieved sad news that Barry Hauge has passed away
Replies: 22
Views: 4445

Re: Just recieved sad news that Barry Hauge has passed away

I called Barry the other day to shoot the breeze. No indication as to any problem(s). We talked about the Moseley generator and the recent thread here regarding it. Barry also told me during our talk he was working on a new injector to market.

Anyone know what happened/cause.

LL
by LivingLegend
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Differences between Mosely and L.S. Pyle National MO6 Generators?
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Re: Differences between Mosely and L.S. Pyle National MO6 Generators?

As I recall, Francis sent the complete shaft/turbine wheel/armature assembly out to be balanced.

LL