Search found 242 matches

by Ben_Smith
Tue May 02, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5" Scale, 4-3/4" Gauge 4-6-0 Castings For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 4612

Re: 1.5" Scale, 4-3/4" Gauge 4-6-0 Castings For Sale

To the best of my knowledge, I ended up with the last two sets of castings for this locomotive. The set that was listed in this ad have long been sold. My 2nd set is nearly ready to be run on air. But I haven't touched this project in years.
by Ben_Smith
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: D&RGW C-25 in 2.5" scale
Replies: 12
Views: 3287

Re: D&RGW C-25 in 2.5" scale

Once Jeff gets the locomotive painted (and then nice and dirty from coal and cylinder oil), it'll look like this. Gail Gish and Jeff built a pair of these engines in 1.5" scale for 4.75" track. We had an opportunity to double head both locomotives at St. Croix last fall. I believe this was the first...
by Ben_Smith
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: For sale 0-4-0 1"scale Reading Camelback Switcher( sold )
Replies: 16
Views: 3887

Re: For sale 0-4-0 1"scale Reading Camelback Switcher( sold

<<Isn't that the engine you sold to Ben Smith?>> Hey, that's me ;-) I ran that locomotive for several years before switching to 1.5" narrow gauge. I sold it (14??) years ago to a gentleman in California (Dave Artinian??). Last I heard, he had it repaired after FedEx speared the shipping crate with a...
by Ben_Smith
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5" Scale, 4-3/4" Gauge 4-6-0 Castings For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 4612

Re: 1.5" Scale, 4-3/4" Gauge 4-6-0 Castings For Sale

Yup, you are absolutely correct. I just looked through the article and the two engine are in Alamosa and Colorado Springs. Chalk it up to a brain fart, I guess.

Looks like I have a buyer. Unless something changes, this setup is now sold.
by Ben_Smith
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5" Scale, 4-3/4" Gauge 4-6-0 Castings For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 4612

Re: 1.5" Scale, 4-3/4" Gauge 4-6-0 Castings For Sale

This would be built into a very accurate model of a D&RGW T-12. Gail and Warren serialized this locomotive in Moteltec in the mid 1980's using measurements from the prototype at the Colorado RR Museum. The prints cover a tremendous amount of the detail parts as well. Here's a couple pics of the prot...
by Ben_Smith
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5" Scale, 4-3/4" Gauge 4-6-0 Castings For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 4612

1.5" Scale, 4-3/4" Gauge 4-6-0 Castings For Sale

I've got an extra set of castings for a Warren Weston - Gail Gish narrow gauge D&RGW T-12 4-6-0. These are 1.5" scale 4-3/4" gauge. I have an identical chassis ready for air and don't need this additional set. I've also got a complete set of prints. I believe this is quite likely to be the last set ...
by Ben_Smith
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Scale Southern 2-8-2 4501
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: 1" Scale Southern 2-8-2 4501

That engine belongs to Jessi Krebs. He's a member of our 1" RR club in Goehner, Nebraska. I do believe he did purchase it from a gentleman somewhere along the East Coast. There are additional photos here:

www.the-chippewa.org

-Ben
by Ben_Smith
Thu May 23, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Craftsman 7" Bandsaw Parts??
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Craftsman 7" Bandsaw Parts??

Thanks Guys! The PM site just really irked me. I've got a nice selection of "professional" gear in my shop and do quite a bit of low volume production work on a commercial level. The Craftsman saw really is a quality, American made unit. Didn't really understand the snubbing from one person... but o...
by Ben_Smith
Wed May 22, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Craftsman 7" Bandsaw Parts??
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Craftsman 7" Bandsaw Parts??

Got my butt handed to me for asking this same question on the Practical Machinist board.... Guess out of all the machines in the shop this one doesn't qualify as response worthy. Anyhow.. I have an opportunity to bring another band saw into the shop. This is a Craftsman 7" Horizontal Band saw. Troub...
by Ben_Smith
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2.5" Scale 7.5" ga RGS #20 4-6-0
Replies: 1
Views: 2413

Re: 2.5" Scale 7.5" ga RGS #20 4-6-0

Thanks everyone. The locomotive has been sold.
by Ben_Smith
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2.5" Scale 7.5" ga RGS #20 4-6-0
Replies: 1
Views: 2413

2.5" Scale 7.5" ga RGS #20 4-6-0

I started working on this locomotive several years ago but have been more focused on my 4.75" modeling. As such, this project hasn't been touched in nearly 3 years. It's time to pass this along to someone who will finish it. This is a narrow gauge 2.5" scale 7.5" gauge Rio Grande Southern #20 4-6-0....
by Ben_Smith
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: RGS #20 2.5" 4-6-0 For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2057

Re: RGS #20 2.5" 4-6-0 For Sale

Thanks for your inquiries, everyone. The engine is no longer available.