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JTolan
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Post by JTolan » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:02 pm

Hi I'm Jeff Tolan and I am interested in the live steam hobby for about the time I was 4 when we got Rusty, I have a allen models chloe and 2 DRGW 50s I hope to learn more about machining and how to create pumps and other parts. Happy Steaming Jeff Tolan
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Post by rwmorris » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:51 pm

Jeff,

Welcome to the group! You have come to the right place for sure if you want to gain knowledge on how to make this and that work! Tons of good info and a great group of dudes! Post pics as I'm sure everyone will love to see your projects!

Best regards,

Robert Morris

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Post by Kevin_S » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:22 pm

So, Jeff are you planning on building a larger engine for yourself?
-Kevin S.

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Post by JTolan » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:31 pm

Not yet I'm going to stick with my Chloe for a while but as i learn maybe.
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Post by bobb » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:20 am

Welcome to the list. I am glad to see people of your age participate in the hobby.
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Post by pwcphoto » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:21 am

Hi Jeff,

I think I met you out at the Riverside Live Steamers fall meet last October. I was one of the folks from the Southern California Live Steamers in Torrance we had a large Pacific locomotive out there running around. Think I have a few pictures of you riding your Chloe.

You and your Dad should come out and visit us some time. We are small but it is still fun to steam around the tracks. Check us out at http://www.southerncalifornialivesteamers.com

Phil
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Post by Harlock » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:27 pm

Jeff! Horray.

Jeff knows how to fire 'em good, and always has a face streaked with soot to prove it at the end of the day. Any time someone has a problem firing their Chloe, Gene Allen says "Go talk to Jeff Tolan!"

Welcome to the online maelstrom.

P.S. our Chloe is on schedule to be finished late spring / early summer....

--Mike
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Live Steam Photography and more - www.mikemassee.com
Product Development and E-Commerce, Allen Models of Nevada

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Post by Marty_Knox » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:44 pm

Hi Jeff! Glad to see you out here - enjoy the ride! By the way, I got the picture you and your Dad sent me - Thanks! My wife has it hanging on the refrigerator.

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Post by steamisgood » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:56 pm

Jeff, welcome aboard! As bobb said:
I am glad to see people of your age participate in the hobby.
, I am glad to see younger folks out there having fun.

It would be awesome to meet you in person, but living completely across the country doesn't help (PA -> CA). I hope you enjoy this forum as much as I do! :D
Sincerely, John Kane
"One cannot learn to swim without getting into the water."

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Post by JTolan » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:34 am

Mike that's great news, what meet do you plan to bring it to? Marty glad you liked it.-JT Here is a picture of me on my Chloe for those who don't know me all cars are built from scratch in the shop.
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Post by JohnY » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:03 am

Welcome to the list Jeff.

I know you from Ridgecrest. I run my O-4-0 Plymouth switcher there - the red one - Gecko Belt & Sandy Flats RR.

Cheers,

JohnY

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Post by Harlock » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:23 am

Jeff: Steam trials will be up in the South SF Bay. Idea is to git-r-done and tested/debugged in time for Train Mountain.

Here's some pics of you from various places: :)

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The kerchief is probably a good idea for coal firing. Don't want an early case of black lung. :)

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