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by Benjamin Maggi
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Assembling Cannonball cast archbar trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Re: Assembling Cannonball cast archbar trucks

Any pictures? The only pair of arch bar trucks I have built were Allen models. I never bothered to make a fixture to ensure all the bars came out the same. I had to rebend some of the bars multiple times, but the trucks were nice in the end.
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thank you FLLS!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: Thank you FLLS!!

I couldn't agree more with Adam's sentiments. Not only was the track in perfect shape, but the hosts were super friendly and everyone seemed to be having a great time. I got my first exposure to the live steam hobby at FLLS in 1987 and never really lost it. It was nice to "go home" and see all the a...
by Benjamin Maggi
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Park "train" identification question
Replies: 6
Views: 4865

Re: Park "train" identification question

I just found a very similar (but not identical ) postcard on EBay. It is much cleaner, and the description states: Antique 1920's German Mini Railroad Train Arcade Ride RPPC Postcard. Note that the driver's uniform is black in one and white in the other. Also, the background looks different. The rid...
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: DianneB Passing
Replies: 15
Views: 2930

Re: DianneB Passing

How sad. I know her website indicated she was struggling with and perhaps overcame all of the plumbing challenges on her Little Engines' American.
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Looking for info about high-speed caboose trucks
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Re: Looking for info about high-speed caboose trucks

Thanks, but I have several other machining projects going on and don't want to start another. I appreciate it though.
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: MCC "caboose" trucks
Replies: 1
Views: 967

WTB: MCC "caboose" trucks

I am looking for a set of Mountain Car Company (MCC) caboose trucks. I talked to MCC and they confirmed that those style of trucks aren't made anymore. I would prefer that they be set up for 7.25" gauge, but I don't know if they were sold with interchangable axles. As long as the truck isn't welded ...
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 47
Views: 24933

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

That is pretty neat!
by Benjamin Maggi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Live Steam magazine April 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 952

WTB: Live Steam magazine April 2019

I am looking to purchase a copy of the March-April 2019 Live Steam magazine. It had an article on the Finger Lakes Live Steamers. I ordered the back issue from Village Press a week ago but their confirmation email says to expect 6-8 weeks for shipping. I would like the article before the FLLS annive...
by Benjamin Maggi
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 1653

Re: NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits

PSA, Found out through a customer that when using Tom Bee trucks, an additional shim will be require to prevent the wheels from rubbing on the bottom of the car. No additional modification will be required to the car to make Tom Bee trucks work. The cutout for the frame is 2" wide by 1½" tall and a...
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Moe Locomotive Works - 2-6-2 engine
Replies: 0
Views: 1681

Moe Locomotive Works - 2-6-2 engine

I was going through an old issue of LS&OR and saw an advertisement from Moe Locomotive Works for a Maine style 2-foot gauge prototype engine, a large 2-6-2. Moe was going to offer it as well as a western-US based steam locomotive like a GS-4 or something. It also said each year he was going to intro...