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by wbarbe
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: West Coast Live Steam BOOK Project
Replies: 14
Views: 1993

Re: West Coast Live Steam BOOK Project

I have a copy of Charles Purinton's book and its really great.
I hope someone can get the West Coast book finished or at least offer up what what already written.
by wbarbe
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1 1/2 scale Cagney type locomotive
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

1 1/2 scale Cagney type locomotive

I know there is a company making new 15in gauge copies of the Cagney amusement park locomotive but many years ago I thought I remember a company in Texas was going to produce an 1 1/2 scale 7 1/2 gauge version of the Cagney. Does anyone else remember this engine? Would love to know if any were actua...
by wbarbe
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 22
Views: 4051

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

I have always been told your gauge should be about double your working pressure. Don't most models run about 100-125 PSI? So a 200-250 PSI gauge would be ideal.
Am I off base on this?
by wbarbe
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bob Canavan’s 2-4-0
Replies: 1
Views: 1232

Bob Canavan’s 2-4-0

In the June 86 issue of Modeltec there was an article about a little 2-4-0 designed by a member of the Montreal Live Steamers named Bob Canavan. I wondered whatever happened to that engine. In the article it said several were being built but I wonder if any were ever finished. Does anyone know anyth...
by wbarbe
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale 1870 Westinhouse Brake Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: 1-1/2" Scale 1870 Westinhouse Brake Valve

Jack
How much are you asking for this one?
Thanks
by wbarbe
Wed May 22, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Conway C-16
Replies: 8
Views: 4361

Re: Conway C-16

Try Ridgeway Roundhouse Products.
www.ridgwayroundhouseproducts.com
They bought the Conway line
by wbarbe
Tue May 14, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 90-Ton Logging Mikado ****SOLD****
Replies: 36
Views: 13909

Re: 90-Ton Logging Mikado

Can you tell me who made the boiler?
by wbarbe
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: East Coast Locomotive Works
Replies: 9
Views: 2820

East Coast Locomotive Works

I seem to remember a long time ago a company that sold castings for a Pacific 4-6-2 I believe.

I thought the name of the company was East Coast Locomotive Works.

Does anyone remember this company and known what happened to them or the patterns for the engine?

Just curious.
Thanks
by wbarbe
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I'm just an operator
Replies: 22
Views: 5669

Re: I'm just an operator

As neither and operator or a machinist I am constantly amazed at the works of art produced by both manual and CNC machines. I believe there is a great deal of skill in both and most of it overlaps. I don’t think you can successfully produce parts with CNC unless you know how they would be made the o...
by wbarbe
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Consolidation vs Ten Wheeler
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

Allen Consolidation vs Ten Wheeler

Has anyone built the Allen Consolidation? I was wondering if it is more or less complicated then the Ten Wheeler? I assume with the smaller drivers and more of them, it should pull a little better and the outside valve gear is nice. Would like to hear from someone who has built one or at least seen ...
by wbarbe
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Allen models Chloe 0-4-2 to a 2-4-0
Replies: 13
Views: 6237

Re: Converting a Allen models Chloe 0-4-2 to a 2-4-0

In the old Allen models catalog, I believe there was a picture of a 2-4-0 using Chloe parts, so it can be done.
by wbarbe
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Station, Road, Steam Stafford locomotive
Replies: 3
Views: 2198

Station, Road, Steam Stafford locomotive

Has anyone seen one of the StstionRoadSteam 0-4-0 Stafford locomotives running?
Everything I have seen on the web makes it look like a great starter locomotive if someone wants a bolt together kit but I was curious if anyone has actually seen one run?
Thanks