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by JR May
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 11
Views: 4398

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

The Tiny Tim electric Cagney set did sell via the facebook market place posting and is back in NJ. An antique shop that focuses on antique amusement park, circus, and fair equipment and bought it and will no doubt list it for sale here at some point. You can find it at: https://www.obnoxiousantiques...
by JR May
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mystery 9" Gauge Trucks
Replies: 9
Views: 2984

Re: Mystery 9" Gauge Trucks

Mike, sent you a PM.
Thanks,
J.R.
by JR May
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mystery 9" Gauge Trucks
Replies: 9
Views: 2984

Re: Mystery 9" Gauge Trucks

Mike, thanks for commenting. I did look up your RR on facebook and found it to be quite impressive. Not sure what I plan to do with the trucks at this point. Maybe we need an east coast division of the 9” gauge community? I would like to see if I could locate the original locomotive that sat on thes...
by JR May
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mystery 9" Gauge Trucks
Replies: 9
Views: 2984

Mystery 9" Gauge Trucks

I recently picked up some 9” gauge trucks. I generally have 15” gauge, and then some smaller live steam gauges, but they seemed too nice to pass up. If nothing else, the side frames could be used as a 15” gauge truck. But I do wonder who made them. The gear drive within each truck looks to be fairly...
by JR May
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 15" Gauge 1907 4-4-0 Project
Replies: 13
Views: 12402

Re: 15" Gauge 1907 4-4-0 Project

John: My goal had been to be able to take it to other railroads, although the lap seam boiler may be an issue with such plans. Many thanks for the lead. Sounds like a great place to visit. Keith: Call it stubbornness, but the goal had always been to keep it 15” gauge with an eye on visiting other 15...
by JR May
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 15" Gauge 1907 4-4-0 Project
Replies: 13
Views: 12402

Re: 15" Gauge 1907 4-4-0 Project

With a bit of a push from Glenn, I plan to get back to work on the old Hershell. In 2017 I got the pony truck back together and then things came to a grinding halt as other projects came along. Much of the spare time has been spent working on a full sized caboose and a couple of old Farmalls. The tr...
by JR May
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces
Replies: 26
Views: 10332

Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

The tender pricing actually looks half decent, but in looking at the photos it sure looks like the bottom of the tank is wood. Seems rather old school, perhaps helps date when the locomotive was built. https://www.ebay.com/itm/TENDER-SHELL-CHASSIS-CNW-3-4-SCALE-3-5-GAUGE-ATLANTIC-LIVE-STEAM-LOCOMOTI...
by JR May
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces
Replies: 26
Views: 10332

Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

I had asked him for a price for the whole package. He responded with $2800.
by JR May
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 7811

Re: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

Glenn:
No idea who built it. No indications on it.
J.R.
by JR May
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 7811

Re: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

I had looked at this little locomotive some years back when it up for sale by a local antique shop. Its unusual. Its quite small actually for its gauge, but the kicker is the tiny wheels and sharp edged square flanges. The wheels pass through openings in the body under the motor so regauging to 15” ...
by JR May
Wed May 09, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Park "train" identification question
Replies: 6
Views: 8111

Re: Park "train" identification question

Well, that is an intriguing photo. By the looks of it, the locomotives are electric powered judging by the simple controller and what may be the hand brake wheel on the side. Perhaps a third rail or battery power. Looks to be two sets, one behind the other. Going by the pant legs of the guys, all th...
by JR May
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expanding ¾”-Scale
Replies: 21
Views: 4675

Re: Expanding ¾”-Scale

The idea proposed here was to expand the the market for 3/4” scale into perhaps the garden railroading arena. Could it be done? The answer is certainly yes. Some like the idea, some don’t. For me, I prefer running small full sized steam locomotives, say the 7 ton to 50 ton range, 3’ gauge is where I...