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by LVRR2095
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 2141

Re: From the ground up

Check with the supplier of the 7 - 1/4” plans as they may have already made up plans for 7 - 1/2” gauge versions. With British locomotives it should not be difficult to widen the gauge as their construction usually has the cylinders attached to plate frames. This is unlike American locomotives where...
by LVRR2095
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Vincent Astor's railroad
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Vincent Astor's railroad

Keith, Thanks for your response. Seems like you and I are the only ones with interest here! Do you have any evidence of the connections? Letters, pictures anything??? I would love to add more to this story. There is some question if the track was ever widened to 7.25" What do you think? Paul Paul; ...
by LVRR2095
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 2141

Re: From the ground up

You mentioned European locomotives and the fact that you like them. Have you considered building a European locomotive first to give you some experience building live steam locomotives? And no...it is NOT weird running a european locomotive here in the US. It is not unheard of. Nobody complains when...
by LVRR2095
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Vincent Astor's railroad
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Vincent Astor's railroad

As I mentioned in the other thread.....Vincent Astor’s railroad at Ferncliff was 3/4” scale 3 - 1/2” gauge. The line was built by Calvert Holt of Greenwich, Connecticut. Mr. Holt built several locomotives and acquired others for Mr. Astor and maintained the equipment for him until Mr. Holt’s untimel...
by LVRR2095
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Fairgrounds and Onward
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Steam Fairgrounds and Onward

Steam and a Gavioli fairground organ....you just can’t beat that!

Keith
by LVRR2095
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 50
Views: 6941

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Dan, do you have access to another computer?
Try accessing from another computer and it may then work for you.

Keith
by LVRR2095
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 50
Views: 6941

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

by LVRR2095
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 50
Views: 6941

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Dan...try this link.

Keith in Maine and formerly New Jersey

https://n317.fmphost.com/fmi/webd#RR_Research-ValMaps
by LVRR2095
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 50
Views: 6941

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

The NYCSHS has just recently put a huge collection of photos online. The images are fairly low resolution but you can order good copies from the society. I ran a search for 5344 and there are 115 images available. Look here: https://n317.fmphost.com/fmi/webd#RR_Research-ValMaps huh, I keep clicking...
by LVRR2095
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 50
Views: 6941

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Another view of the Harry Hansen Hudson.

Keith
Hudson 006.JPG
by LVRR2095
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 50
Views: 6941

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

So the little engine will be finished up as a J1e, just as it left Baldwin. Hi Jack; I think you will find that the NYC J-1e Hudsons were built by ALCO and not Baldwin. They are my favorite locomotive too. Attached is a photo of a 3/4” scale NYC Hudson that was built by the late Harry Hansen of Lyn...
by LVRR2095
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific

Was there a need to replace the rods? Sometimes it is a shame to change a "classic" engine to something newer. I do realize that as the owner, you paid the bill so you can do as you wish. Just a thought. I was about to write a similar post when I saw Steve’s. Please bear in mind that you have an hi...