Live Steam VLog Series: Building the UP FEF Northern

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Live Steam VLog Series: Building the UP FEF Northern

Post by TheSteamChannel » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:06 pm

We're stoked to announce a first of its kind series on The Steam Channel: Building the UP FEF Northern. This series will follow the process of building a 1.5" scale live steam ALCO northern offered by Little Engines. Machining work will be preformed by Jason Johnson of Gemini Industrial Machine Group. Visit our all new website, TheSteamChannel.com, to get exclusive project updates and media. I will also update thread with photos and videos as work progresses on the project.

The best thing we can do to pull younger folks into the hobby is reach them on the media platforms they utilize. This VLog series is being offered totally free of charge on YouTube to teach and educate the up and coming, hobbyists, and interested new comers about steam locomotives. If you'd like to support this project and help offset some of the expenses, you can do so through this secure PayPal link: paypal.me/TheSteamChannel or our Direct PayPal ID: TheSteamChannel@Hotmail.com. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to bringing you the first installment of the series this summer around the Triennial Meet. Until then, keep the water boiling!

You can watch the series reveal video via the YouTube link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jf_bKADK6Y&t=3s

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Re: Live Steam VLog Series: Building the UP FEF Northern

Post by WJH » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:41 am

You know, I was going to do the exact same thing with building my Little Engines Pacific. I think it’s a good idea.


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Re: Live Steam VLog Series: Building the UP FEF Northern

Post by Rwilliams » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:46 pm

A most timely bit of wisdom in a visual technology world we now live in. A while back, a good friend photo documented the build of a custom caboose slightly modified from the Keith Jackman plans. The photos were in detail and showed step by step the major and often minor details of construction. Both metal working and wood working elements were included and then edited into a nice Utube video complete with some background music. For a while it was on Utube but was soon pulled due to a complaint in regards to the choice of music source and related copyright issues. While it was up for viewing, I had some good feedback from some young guys who were interested in the hobby but had no clue how to start building something so nice. They downloaded the video and watched in almost daily or more than once a day for inspiration. It was a pleasant change from the usual visual garbage they usually received from all of their peers. The build of a locomotive in video will surely surpass the still images of a nice caboose. This is long overdue and could be a game changer.

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Re: Live Steam VLog Series: Building the UP FEF Northern

Post by TheSteamChannel » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:17 am

Here is the first installment in the building series:

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