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by johnpenn74
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Source for square-headed bolts?
Replies: 21
Views: 5085

Re: Soure for square-headed bolts?

Ben I recommend the use of Hex Head bolts and Square nuts, and if that isn't odd enough, You can do it all in metric. Here's why.... If you look at a lot of pictures of say, a box car or the front end of a locomotive for example, almost all visible fasteners are the end of a threaded something and a...
by johnpenn74
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recognize this engine?
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Recognize this engine?

Fellow Livesteamers,
I recently picked up the pictured 4.75 gauge 0-4-0 locomotive chassis from a friend. No plans or anything. Completely fabricated. Does it familiar to anyone?

JP
by johnpenn74
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Southern Ramble to Southeast
Replies: 0
Views: 651

Southern Ramble to Southeast

Is anybody out there, on the Train Mountain southern ramble through LA and driving back to the south east / florida when you are done?

Please pm me if you are. I am trying to get some parts headed back my way.

JP
by johnpenn74
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live steam Mt Gretna Project
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

Re: Live steam Mt Gretna Project

WOW! Thanks Curtis!

JP
by johnpenn74
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live steam Mt Gretna Project
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

Re: Live steam Mt Gretna Project

Well, the reality was Jean Villette built his Mt Gretna 4-4-0 and talked about doing a series on it (Comment was made in the Call me Elda series). . While it did make the cover of Live Steam (March 1991, Jean Villette's Mount Gretna Narrow Gauge 4-4-0, Vol. 25 No. 3) a construction series never came...
by johnpenn74
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live steam Mt Gretna Project
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

Live steam Mt Gretna Project

Live steamers,
Does anyone know the dates that live steam ran the construction series on MT Gretna 4-4-0? Did anyone out there ever build a model besides the gentleman in France?

JP
by johnpenn74
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fiberglass Tenders
Replies: 28
Views: 3311

Re: Fiberglass Tenders

Well yep here's one of the propane tank for water type tenders....

Don did complete a nice tender made for it...

JP
by johnpenn74
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Uintah Railway locomotives
Replies: 45
Views: 8257

Re: Uintah Railway locomotives

Paul Newton's 2-6-6-2 articulated locomotive is being driven by Lexi Browne.
New Zealand

JP
by johnpenn74
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loading etiquette
Replies: 40
Views: 6818

Re: Loading etiquette - its sorta like water skiing...

I am gonna go out on a limb and say that loading railroad equipment is similar to going to the lake to go water skiing. That is if you have ever been to public boat ramps there is a systematic flow to it. It boils down to something like this... 1) you que you vehicle near the ramp and prep for load ...
by johnpenn74
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rerailer Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: Rerailer Revisited

Does anyone have any pictures of Bob Dean's device for rerailing his northern? I saw it in action once at mid south I think but didn't have the camera ready.

JP
by johnpenn74
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 7.5" Gauge 4-6-2 Pacific For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

Re: 7.5" Gauge 4-6-2 Pacific For Sale

Where is it? Alaska or California...?