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by sncf141r
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Some progress on my 3/4 Challenger
Replies: 101
Views: 17819

Re: a few more new parts on Challenger

Joe; I think posting photos is a fine tradition. You may not get a lot of immediate pats on the back, but it helps everyone. Eg: Don aka carrdo and his nyc hudson build; it is hard to comment on each picture; but they are seen. I have been taking pics of my building; unfortunately, housework (drywal...
by sncf141r
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pa Live Steamers - 1961
Replies: 12
Views: 2470

3-1/2 on the ground.

These two look like 3-1/2" gauge on the ground - something that I have not tried.

How well does it work?

JohnS.
Dave_Johnson wrote:I recently was given some slides that were taken at the Pa Live Steamers in 1961. This was when the club was located in Paoli.
by sncf141r
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge in America
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: 5" gauge in America

The Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers, just up the river from the Montreal club, has 5" gauge. http://www.trainweb.org/ovlsme JohnS. Does anyone out there know of any 5" live steaming going on in the US I just recieved a beautiful 4-6-0 english design engine to sell . It was purchased ...
by sncf141r
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Cylinder Oil
Replies: 26
Views: 6520

Re: Steam Cylinder Oil

Kelley; Interesting question from you; I used to use some cylinder oil that we used in CPR 1201; but that is gone. (the oil, not the locomotive) But, now my 2 little steamers have no superheat; I'm not too worried about oil. (as you may know, some live steam locomotives are designed to use no cylind...
by sncf141r
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Very Cool Video
Replies: 10
Views: 1804

Re: Big engines are / can be a snooze

Yeabut - you can do it with one hand; the other hand holding a beer.... (somewhere I have a photo of me shaking Tich clean with one hand; the other waving in the air as I'm chinwagging with someone - probably trying to talk them into parting with a beer... scots ancestry here! ;-) JohnS. Tich grate ...
by sncf141r
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Very Cool Video
Replies: 10
Views: 1804

Tich grate area

Hi Jack; The Tich is somewhere slightly below 4 square inches. A Tich is great if you like a challenge, in a small, easy to carry package, and you don't really care for riding around in circles all day; in other words, it is not for everybody! It took me many attempts and head scratchings before I f...
by sncf141r
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Very Cool Video
Replies: 10
Views: 1804

Re: Very Cool Video

Jack; I have had my 3-1/2" gauge Tich there, running around the track, and my 3-1/2" gauge 2-8-2. Wonderful place, wonderful people. Go, if you have a chance. My Tich had no problems doing 1 lap between fire cleanings; it had no problem with the grades; in fact, it would just "dig its heels in" and ...
by sncf141r
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 2326

Re: Introduction

Hi Wayne; You know, steam tractors/rollers/traction engines (take your pick) are interesting. A club member here has a "Minnie" which I think is 1:16, and another is building a 1/4" case 65hp, almost completed. (might be 1/3?? I should know...) Copper boilers are neat, and, as you know, are quite st...
by sncf141r
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive used for ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2400

stationary one in Poland

Heres one in Leszno, Poland, taken earlier this year. The frames in the foreground are for OL-49 111, getting a rebuild (boiler in background) the Ty-2 on the left has an orange pipe coming out of the cab - that is the steam pipe for the shops. I don't think it is still used, but who knows? It was w...
by sncf141r
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recent Forum Member
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Recent Forum Member

Mike;

Really nice to hear from you again; glad you are still steaming around, in more ways than one!

My model engineering went on the back burner for a bit (children, parents, etc, etc) but am back on my 3/4" shay; hopefully running sometime soon.

JohnS
Ottawa.
by sncf141r
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" 0-6-0 progress
Replies: 41
Views: 4646

3/4" scale passenger hauling.

LVRR2095 wrote:Who says a 3/4" scale engine is no good for passenger hauling?
Insurance companies, not me. Here's me with a locomotive (can you find it? It's my Tich) coming in for a landing in Winnipeg.

( forget who took the photo - was it Barry Solomon??)

JohnS.