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by Harlock
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail spacing for 7-1/2” gauge Equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Rail spacing for 7-1/2” gauge Equipment

7 5/8 on most west coast tracks, even on the straights as it's easier to make or use ties that way. It does not cause hunting on tangent sections as the wheel tapers keep the equipment lined up. It keeps the flange away from the rail, saving wear on both and helps very large engines stay on the trac...
by Harlock
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 51
Views: 1861

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

The list is starting to shape up nicely! A lot of stuff I forgot think of but should have! Followup to my earlier comment on the RMI locomotives - I think only the originally Sweet Creek is Keith Watson's design, the others are derivatives dreamed up by RMI. I will check. As for certain entities thr...
by Harlock
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gordon French
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Gordon French

A couple more.
by Harlock
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gordon French
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Gordon French

I found a few pictures from the 2009 GGLS small scales meet.
by Harlock
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gordon French
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Gordon French

Gordon was building a Kozo A3 and we had many conversations about it. I was able to meet him a few times and he was so very nice. I did not know about his homebrew computer club connection or I would have had more things to talk to him about, as an early home computing enthusiast myself and user of ...
by Harlock
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 51
Views: 1861

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

I guess a big question is, are you looking for currently available plans or also historical? If currently available then some of these ideas can get crossed off.
by Harlock
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 51
Views: 1861

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

2.5" scale Class 'A' Shay castings and plans by John Buckwalter, currently available. http://www.ngshay.com/
by Harlock
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 51
Views: 1861

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

To the 3.75" scale engines you can add the following: MEG Steam (now defunct) Wendy - 0-4-0 European style industrial switcher, hackworth valve gear and marine type boiler. Uncle Sam - 0-4-0 Americanized version of the Wendy, resembling a Porter catalog switcher with saddle tank and diamond stack. B...
by Harlock
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 51
Views: 1861

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Daris, Tom Rhodes designed the Allen Models FN 34. There was a construction series in Live Steam magazine. Gene Allen designed the Allen Models American, Consolidation, and Ten-Wheeler. I designed the Allen 0-4-0 and built the first one. Also from memory the Chloe was drawn up by Gene but based hea...
by Harlock
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Complete set of Fitchburg Northern Castings
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Re: Complete set of Fitchburg Northern Castings

Adirondack wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Hey Mike, wanna do "lay-away"?

Chris
PM sent...
by Harlock
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New 36" vintage flared tender kit from Allen Models
Replies: 0
Views: 474

New 36" vintage flared tender kit from Allen Models

Allen Models is happy to announce the fourth laser cut tender kit in our new series, the 36" vintage tender. This is a longer flared tender that will work with any Allen Models 1 1/2" scale engine as well as the Fitchburg Northern, and is now specified as the default tender for the Allen American. L...
by Harlock
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-light an oil burner
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: Re-light an oil burner

BBQ lighters will only work with propane, you need a lot more heat and flame to ignite diesel.

I recommend a handheld MAP gas torch to get it going. A propane torch also works.

One bottle will last ages.

-M