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by sncf141r
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foreign visitors
Replies: 18
Views: 2249

Re: Visiting USA

Hey, I just remembered that I have this picture of me and my Tich and borrowed riding car and passenger in Winnipeg a number of years ago. I flew out for their annual meet. I'm sorry, I have lost who the photographer really was; but, if you get a chance, Winnipeg has a nice club, really nice people,...
by sncf141r
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foreign visitors
Replies: 18
Views: 2249

Re: Visiting USA

Hi Alan, Bill: Carrying a loco, such as a TICH in the cabin might be a problem, more with curiosity than anything else - also it would have to fit under the seat or in overhead and not be too heavy. Actually, I have flown a number of times with my Tich in a wooden box; it needs to fit through the sc...
by sncf141r
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3' Narrow Gauge on 3-1/2" gauge?
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

narrow gauge on 3-1/2"

Curtis; Go for it. A friend here has a "Conway" narrow gauge "slate" locomotive for 3-1/2" gauge; have seen a Don Young Lucky7 (2 ft gauge) on 3-1/2". Don't worry about the metric; I work in metric, I picked up that good habit when living in Europe; I don't seem to have much of a problem machining i...
by sncf141r
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo's A3 Switcher
Replies: 9
Views: 2254

Re: Kozo's A3 Switcher

But I really do not have a "feel" for the imperial measurements. So I am now in the process of redesigning the whole thing in Metric. Will take a while, but I ain't in no hurry. Dag Lykle; I really took to metric when living in The Hague for a number of years; in fact, I still do ALL machining in m...
by sncf141r
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mechanical lubricator
Replies: 70
Views: 13765

Mechanical lubricators

Bill; I understand your frustration... What I'm doing on my 3-1/2" gauge Shay is to use a pseudo-hydrostatic lubricating system; somewhere I have plans for it; the reason for going this route was that 1) people say it works; 2) my experience with mechanical lubricators is that they are a bit of a so...
by sncf141r
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Montreal L.S. 75th Aniversary Meet Photos and Video
Replies: 4
Views: 864

2 pics identified

DSC06421.jpg = George Lovett's 3-1/2" gauge Hudson, built from Hoffman castings.

DSC06422.jpg = George Lovett and his grandson - Chris is his name, IIRC.

JohnS.
Ottawa
by sncf141r
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thank You Montreal!
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

photos of the meet

I wish I could have been there, but the next best thing would be some photos. Jack; In the feel of the "old time" meet - I photographed on B&W 120 film. Expired 120 film at that... as it is Ilford XP2, I'll have to take it to our local lab and get it developed, then I can scan them in. I think my w...
by sncf141r
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thank You Montreal!
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Montreal meet

Yes, to echo the sentiments; the Montreal meet seemed to be a great success. My wife Deb and I were there on the Saturday for most of the day. It was *really* nice to see the highline, and the locomotives. Although I did pack up my 3-1/2" 2-8-2, I ended up bringing other stuff. The 2-8-2 has been si...
by sncf141r
Thu May 28, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Montreal's Highline Expansion - Even More progress!
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Looking forward to running on it.

Jim;

You guys are doing a fantastic job. I'm looking forward to running on it; and I think there may be at least two other Ottawaians coming down to give it a try, too.

JohnS; Ottawa.
by sncf141r
Sat May 16, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane burners for 3/4" scale Live Steam
Replies: 21
Views: 3710

Winnipeg propane burners

Hi all; It has been a few years since I was there, but in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the highline guys all use propane, and they all seem to work well. When I went, I was the only coal-burner (IIRC) and I had the smallest locomotive! My Tich. Unfortunately I can not remember burner details, but Joe Tanski'...
by sncf141r
Wed May 06, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bassett & Lowke 3/4'" 0-6-0
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Yes, they do run...

Alan; "A SUPERB engine. I have hauled 10 people behind one, and it ran, and ran, and ran. As long as you keep them fed with coal and water, they will work all day. " When I was a kid, I went along all the time to the home of Art Ellis here in Canada. He converted a BL-0-6-0 into a 1" gauge narrow ga...
by sncf141r
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5", 3.5", and 4.75" Gauge Meet!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

Flying with Tich

So, when I took the flight to Winnipeg a number of years ago, after the 9/11 "security enhancements", what I did was: 1) A few days before flying, take empty box to airport, verified thanks to helpful security people that it went through the metal detectors, on its side. They had a clear plastic gua...