Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

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Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by Painter590 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:42 pm

I think some of this stuff was for a 999 locomotive.here is the boiler.

It is just a smidgen over 32-.5 inches long.
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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by Painter590 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:48 pm

Here is the fire box.

Never been a fire in the box.
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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by Painter590 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:00 pm

Here is the frame that was marked 999. It is 25 inches long.

There are 4 drivers. And 13 smaller wheels.

Plus some axles.

After I find out what this stuff is it will be for sale.
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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by Painter590 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:10 pm

Here are some more stuff.
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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by redneckalbertan » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:15 pm

Welcome to the forum. You may want to add your location to your profile, that way it appears under your name on every post. (You can see mine just below my name.) This can be achieved by clicking on 'control panel' in the upper right corner of the page when you have scrolled all the way to the top. Then click on 'profile' in the left hand section and enter your location in the appropriate field. It is hard to remember where everyone is from on the board but nice to know where the other person is you are talking to. Including your location may help you sell your items. Some people are more likely to buy something if they can view it locally and pick it up. Others may be willing to pay you a visit and help you decipher what you have.

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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:09 pm

OK: I believe what you have is a set of castings for the NYC&HRR #999, which is a high-drivered 4-4-0 American. There is one here in TN, which was finished out and running, built from the same castings. Someone, and I can't remember who, made a few sets of the castings back a LONG time ago. There was one locomotive, somewhere in the St. Louis area, that was supposed to have been started, but never finished. The guy who told me this was Paul Brien, who has been gone for about 5 years now. Paul had started on the locomotive, and it was finished by another member of our club.

The locomotive is a good performer, although a bit slippery. I've run it, and it was sweet. It will definitly roll on if you want her to.

Both the tender trucks and the lead trucks were spoked.
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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by Painter590 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:46 pm

This stuff and my 0-4-0 came from Jerry Farrow of St. Louis
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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by Kimball McGinley » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:05 pm

I have some reservations about the steam dome - it appears to be stainless steel, I think? I am not sure how well SS and mild steel take to arc welding together? The SS cap is fine, I am talking about the major portion.

Comments anyone?

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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by Oktrainboys » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:36 pm

That Mid South Live Steamers 999 was built by Greg Gloss, Greg, this is Mike Morgan in OKC, I would be curious as to your opinion, if any, on these pictures of parts to a possible 999 posted by painter590. PM me please if you have any opinions as I could be an interested buyer. I have some nice video's of Paul's Holmside and John's 4-6-0 #914 on our railroad facebook page: Mill Creek Railroad. Painter590, thank for posting the photo's.
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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by FLSTEAM » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:47 pm

I am not sure how well SS and mild steel take to arc welding together?
That is not uncommon to weld superior metals to mild steal. Any qualified welder should be able to tell you the filler rod best for the job. From the picture the weld looks to be well done.

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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by joneg » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:24 pm

any idea why there is a weld bead around the upper half of the barrel a few inches in front of the firebox?

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Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

Post by Painter590 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:44 pm

Ok here are some better photos of the castings.
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