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by Rob Gardner
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 14
Views: 1214

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

Rob,

I don't recall hearing about the derailing issue but Howard does have it, last I knew. Got to see it once when I first moved to MA. I think he has put the new tires on the drivers but got into replacing the side rods and hasn't proceeded past that point.

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 14
Views: 1214

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

The 1-1/2" scale model of the Four Aces that Sandy Jenkins had was built by Webb Donald who lived in Canton, OH. It really didn't follow the exact dimensions and proportions of the prototype Four Aces and allegedly used some LE Old Northern castings. It's a very nice engine and a great performer, bu...
by Rob Gardner
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Curious about a few live steam locomotives
Replies: 32
Views: 11621

Re: Curious about a few live steam locomotives

I'll probably start a separate thread on this one, but I have a 1" scale D&RGW M-64 class 4-8-4 that was built by Jerry Cutshall, one time master machinist for the D&RGW in their Burnham Shops in Denver, CO. Great little engine. Bronze cylinder castings. I believe he made patterns for and cast the c...
by Rob Gardner
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lee Stephens Southern PS-4
Replies: 13
Views: 4190

Re: Lee Stephens Southern PS-4

I'm also curious what happened to the patterns that Lee used to make his castings?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 2599

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

John, do you know what the minimum radius is on the elevated track at NEOLS? I have a 1" 4-8-4 chassis that I'd like to track test and I'm curious to see how sharp a curve it will be able to negotiate.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restored 2-4-4-2
Replies: 20
Views: 5138

Re: Restored 2-4-4-2

Paul and Sam Poole own Don Marshall's Skookum. I've seen pics and video of another one down in Florida. There are also 1 or 2 1" models at or near the St. Croix club. True compounding mallets are rare in operating live steam models. I believe the late Dick Thomas built a NYC 2-6-6-2 in 1.5" scale th...
by Rob Gardner
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Looking for 2-axle commonwealth passenger trucks, 1.5" or 1.6" scale
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Re: Looking for 2-axle commonwealth passenger trucks, 1.5" or 1.6" scale

I saw one of the new Tom Bee 4-wheel passenger car trucks yesterday. They are very nice.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" Scale Railroad Supplies
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

Re: 1" Scale Railroad Supplies

I was just on their website. I see mention of a Pyle National headlight, but I don't see it on the parts list or price list. Do they have one available?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s
Replies: 9
Views: 6876

Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Bumping this back up again to the top. One RS-3 is still available. Shipping would now be from Cleveland, OH. Will crate for an agreed price or can be picked up. Would offer free delivery within 4 hours of Cleveland.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Fri May 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 86
Views: 65118

Re: Another 2900 project...

Ward,

Will the smokebox be jacketed and or lagged? On the C&O J3a's, the smokebox had jacketing but I can't tell on the erection drawings if they had lagging as well, though I doubt they did.

Thanks,

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Thu May 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ASR Reading T-1 2100 Video Update
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

ASR Reading T-1 2100 Video Update

Folks, I know it's been a while since I've posted an update, but here is our latest video update for our progress through April 2019. I promise, it's riveting! https://youtu.be/S_iFd15EUng Thank you for all your support and kind words. We are still in need of approximately $24,000.00 to get the fire...
by Rob Gardner
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 6955

Re: Favorite train movie

My favs are: 1. The Natural: Robert Redford and Midwest's ex-GTW USRA Light Mike #4070, the first mainline steam engine I ever experienced on the CVL in Cleveland. Filmed on the NY&LE in Gowanda, NY. I guess their track was really in much better shape back in the early 80's, though that's still hard...