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by tsph6500
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tuscon Red Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 2558

Re: Tuscon Red Paint

Using "can ready" stuff makes touch ups much easier and close enough is good enough for the girls we go out with. Jim might have some other suggestions as he probably deals with paints more than me. Bernie, Steve-o is absolutely correct when he says to avoid custom mix paint. Touch-ups are next-to-...
by tsph6500
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" scale rolling stock and trucks
Replies: 13
Views: 3698

Re: 3/4" scale rolling stock and trucks

Steve Bratina made a very nice boxcar kit a couple of years ago.
by tsph6500
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Home movies, Harry Herder's track and PVLS
Replies: 12
Views: 2945

Re: Home movies, Harry Herder's track and PVLS

I contacted Fred Motton's son Roy about looking for some PVLS film footage. Since old Fred passed away in 2019 we don't see his son nearly as much.

Fingers crossed.
by tsph6500
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 17
Views: 5069

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

The late Phil Wunder built a Four Aces in 7-1/4" gauge and Fred Jerome built one in 3-1/2" gauge back in the late 30s or early 40s. Fred was the president of the Toronto Society of Model Engineers back in those days.
by tsph6500
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 38
Views: 8445

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Like most events in life, there were many aspects to "why?" did it happen. Timing and converging circumstances are the keys to history both big and small. One of the reasons I have heard for the rise and fall of Danvers was the fast expansion to the big loop. The original track was a modest 600 or s...
by tsph6500
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 38
Views: 8445

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

You may enjoy a 16mm film by my grandfather on one of his visits to Danvers.

by tsph6500
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 38
Views: 18570

Re: Kirkwall Central

Nice!
by tsph6500
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Fall Meet
Replies: 23
Views: 9001

Re: NJLS Fall Meet

Steam Engine Dan wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:30 am
The New Jersey Live Steamers will be having it's annual Fall Meet on Friday September 27th, Sat. Sept 28th, Sun. Sept 29th, 2019

http://njlivesteamers.org/7601.html
I am planning on being there.
by tsph6500
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Fall Meet
Replies: 23
Views: 9001

Re: NJLS Fall Meet

Sandiapaul wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:15 am
I missed the meet when someone brought a 3/4" Commodore Vanderbilt...whose engine is that? I'd love to see it!
That is Steve Bratina from Kirkwall (Cambridge) Ontario. He's "The Big Head" of the Tinkerbell Scale Society. All hail The Big Head.
by tsph6500
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 38
Views: 18570

Re: Kirkwall Central

Fantastic news! Let's all lift our leg, I mean a mug of root beer in honour of the track gang.

Well done Steve-o.
by tsph6500
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 45
Views: 16441

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

Sad to hear we will be running around without our Big Head. You realize that means we Tinks will likely vote you in for another 10-year sentence, I mean term, in absentia? I'll be there with my 3/4" 4-6-0 (A.W. Leggett 1967) and 3/4" 2-8-4 (A.W. Leggett 1950s). I am bringing "Juicy Anna", the first ...
by tsph6500
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Don Ritchie 3/4" scale trucks?
Replies: 15
Views: 6259

Re: Don Ritchie 3/4" scale trucks?

steamingdon wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:09 am
Very good to hear, see u there with that jumbo Atlantic. Built in Canada if I remember correctly. ? Francis was secretary of MLS for a good long while also.
One of the two Atlantics built by Ralph Francis? Both were called "The Canuk".

That would be great to see back on the MLS rails.