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by PRR5406
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: "Keep Calm and Steam On" tee-shirts last five.
Replies: 0
Views: 622

"Keep Calm and Steam On" tee-shirts last five.

By chance, I have found three 3XL and two small, tee shirts from New England Steam Corporation. These are the last five with this slogan, and all purchases benefit the restoration of Maine Central 470, a Pacific, now being restored for operation in Hancock, Maine. As these are the last of this desig...
by PRR5406
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 2

I know of a beautiful little tank locomotive which had that exact thing happen, and was rumored to being used to attempt to try and prove a hydrogen as a fuel experiment. I offered the builder $3,000, he turned it down, donated it to a transportation museum which auctioned it for $3,000 and almost c...
by PRR5406
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 2

Just few more of the images from around 1952.

Where are these locomotives today?
by PRR5406
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 1

I was cleaning out my garden shed and found about three-thousand slide taken by my wife's late Aunt, in the 1940's until around 1967. I did find one of an Erie Pacific under steam, and these as well. Apparently this is the Centersville Southwestern, around 1952. I know nothing about the railroad, ot...
by PRR5406
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pantograph
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

Re: Pantograph

An E44 would be one long, heavy, and gorgeous locomotive in 1.5"! The block geometry alone would be both a blessing and a curse, but a sheet metal brake could make components for later reassembly. Please excuse my enthusiasm without offering an answer to your original question. The cover of the late...
by PRR5406
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: ALCO cab nose measures?
Replies: 14
Views: 6942

Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Absolutely gorgeous headlight and worthy of a PA1 ! Well done!
by PRR5406
Sun May 31, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: ALCO cab nose measures?
Replies: 14
Views: 6942

Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

I've been working on this project as much as weather and other projects allow. but since beginning the locomotive this is the current status. The trucks are cast but the axles require a bit of paring before installation. This is 1.6" scale and she's going to be one heavy locomotive. I guess that's g...
by PRR5406
Thu May 28, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 27
Views: 8630

Re: Paint help

I used high temperature motorcycle paint on the smokebox of my Reading A5a. There is a shade of metallic gray which closely resembles oiled graphite, as was used back in the day. I also like to point out, unless a steamer was assigned to a regular passenger run or name train, it usually looked heavi...
by PRR5406
Sat May 09, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

Re: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?

ADK, the truck which you made reference to is a standard "B" truck used on yard switchers, not the road unit truck. Thank you for that lead, but unfortunately, it didn't quite hit the bullseye.
Anyone know if CLC's drawings wound up at Exporail?
by PRR5406
Mon May 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Tune's Trains Very Positive Experience!
Replies: 7
Views: 2316

Tune's Trains Very Positive Experience!

I hope it's permitted to mention exceptional product and exceptional service in this section. I Recently purchased some beautiful steel wheels and axles from Steve Tune, or Tune's Trains. They were very reasonably priced, shipping within the price cited, and the machined products were works of art. ...
by PRR5406
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Camelbacks
Replies: 14
Views: 5886

Re: Camelbacks

message sent
by PRR5406
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Build Advice
Replies: 34
Views: 7985

Re: Tender Build Advice

Greg, should I assume you put some type of gasket or coating between the plates, or inside the tender? The homemade tool is really brilliant, but I see Bill's point as well. Interesting topic all the way around.