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by Glenn Brooks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive

Russ,

Thanks. That makes sense. Campbell’s loco photo has the same thing, in the smallest scales anyway.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 273
Views: 77289

Re: Woodinville Shops

Kimball, Alas, this area of the track is on a slight grade. heavy rain on steel rail, wet wheels, and leaf tannin from the fall leaves little choice - crack the throttle back and forth to build up a bit of speed, or stay in the yard. Alas, the real problem is low coefficient of friction between cast...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive

There are only a handful of people who would have made a 4-4-0 of this vintage in the early 1900’s. You may have an original Albert S. Campbell locomotive, either sold as a kit and built up by the original owner, or purchased as a working loco- built by Mr. Campbell himself. Campbell built and sold ...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 43
Views: 7392

Re: A Long Term Project

Steve, Work of Art! Thanks very much for posting your photos.

Where did you find those remarkable clover leaf valve handles and that nifty Vacuum gauge?

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 273
Views: 77289

Re: Woodinville Shops

Saturday, December 7th. Grand time with our local 15” gauge railway working group end of year meeting and steam up. More like a fun steam up and express run, with some discussion thrown in at the end. Nice video of the board members traveling over Grizzly Pass on the Northern Express. Heart pounding...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

Keith, thanks much for the info. Both are interesting bits of the Cagney legacy that are not well known. Pretty cool to tie all this together here on Chaski.

Any idea what ever became of the 18” ga loco? Does it still,exist, do you know?

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 59
Views: 6253

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

Ryan, just looked a photo of the part - enlarged view of the base. It’s not a lathe compound mount, as I first thought. Looks more like an old shaper vise base of some sort...very much doubt if it would work- no swiveling center post and the the beveled ring /grove is absent. Appears to be a Franken...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Limited room for steam.
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Limited room for steam.

I believe boilers don't need "room for steam" since steam is released from the hot water to maintain pressure. What is needed is enough height between the bubbles on top of the water and the throttle opening so that only steam goes to the cylinders. Full-size locos measure this distance in feet, us...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

Good call, Harold. Yep, they do look like different engines. Same design but different builds. I missed the details looking at my postage stamp size pictures. Seems like there may have been three of these built as amusement rides. Also, I received an email this AM that suggests the Pacific above was...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

Here’s a photo of the Tiny Tim (courtesy of J.R May) while still in operation. And a pic of the Cagney Pacific. Notice the similarities in the cylinder castings...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

Hey, thanks Marty! J.R. says it’s not an actual Cagney production loco, but a kiddie ride built by Bob Parr, who was the last Cagney employee. Apparently it operates teathered to an electric cord connected to a light pole in the center of a small circle of track. Traditional pre WW2 kiddie ride, lik...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 59
Views: 6253

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

Ryan, do you have the bottom half of the compound tool holder? A local guy here in Seattle has something that might fit. Let me know and I’ll ask him. It would be a freebie.

Glenn