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by Cary Stewart
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 115
Views: 24787

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

The combine that Jack refers to above can be seen at the Los Angeles Live Steamers RR Museum on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month when the Disney Barn is open. It has been fully restored and beautiful.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1915 1/8” scale ten wheeler
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: 1915 1/8” scale ten wheeler

Hi John,
Travel Thursday and Monday. Haarrison Hitchcock was going to go up with us but must work. Maybe next year.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tesla cars
Replies: 38
Views: 2760

Re: Tesla cars

We have a Tesla dealership here in Burbank, CA. A neighbor 3 houses down the street bought one of the 1st ones. For me? I am not going to live long enough for them to get to a point where I can drive from Burbank to Carson City, NV without a charge. That's about 450 miles. North bound it is predomin...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 22
Views: 2249

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Ah yes. Just as in Britain we had gentleman loco drivers. Cary
by Cary Stewart
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1915 1/8” scale ten wheeler
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: 1915 1/8” scale mogul

This loco model may have used the V&Ts own No.26 & 27 as a prototype. It is Virginia & Truckee RR. I think this may be a new exhibit in the museum. My son and I will be attending the V&TRRHS conference next weekend so I will get a close look at the model.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: E J Paul - Inglewood, California 1/2" scale Pacific (B&O President)
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: E J Paul - Inglewood, California 1/2" scale Pacific (B&O President)

For those who don't know who this is Eugene Paul was a co-founder and the 1st pres. of the Los Angeles Live Steamers. He along with many other early members were from the So. Cal. Live Steamers that held forth at the Little Engines facility in Lomita, CA.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 125
Views: 39387

Re: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find

That photo is of Art Laidlaw and his Santa Margarita Valley 2-4-0 loco (Well Dah) as it says in the caption. Art and his daughter used to come down for our meets in his converted Greyhound bus. He was an SP loco engineer on the central coast of California.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 45
Views: 10964

Re: Railroad Supply History

Don,
Please consider the Los Angeles Live Steamers RR Museum as a recipient of that box of paper. The engineering prints probably should go to Mike of RSC if they are for any of the RRSC product.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 45
Views: 10964

Re: Railroad Supply History

That big wood pattern for a diesel truck may be for the trucks under the Travel Town diesel. I don't remember Winton planning a 15" gage diesel.
by Cary Stewart
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 45
Views: 10964

Re: Railroad Supply History

That Engneering Handbook started out as Winton Brown's engineering notes in his catalogs. Chet put it all together in a little red or orange booklet that RRSC sold. Gerry Bowden lived in Oregon and was a designated builder for RRSC. I think there was early on some talk about a series of USRA locos. ...
by Cary Stewart
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 62
Views: 4907

Re: Choice of prototype

In my opinion you have made your choices as to gage and prototype. Perhaps the discussion got off the track a little but the advice was OK. As there are other 10 1/4" gage railroads already in operation your choice is probably a good one. Track gages are a mess. For example here in Los Angeles is a ...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 62
Views: 4907

Re: Choice of prototype

Are there still steam locomotives in Belarus? Perhaps it would be best to look at your own countries engines and pick a small one to model first. This is true of most countries. The models are of familiar locos. Late locos from the USA tend to be fairly large compared to Britain and most eastern Eur...