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by tsph6500
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 45
Views: 10649

85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

We hope to see many of our live steam brothers at our annual meet to celebrate with us, 85 years as a club. We existed before that for a few years as part of the Montreal Model Engineering Society. The live steam fellows set out on their own as the boat enthusiasts had Beaver Lake and the ponds in L...
by tsph6500
Mon May 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about a DLS ad
Replies: 16
Views: 5088

Re: Question about a DLS ad

Montreal has not had 5" gauge track for the last 15 years or so. The elevated tracks are 3-1/2" and 4-3/4" gauge, ground track is 7-1/4".

Engineers are welcome to ride as they see fit for their own comfort and ease of firing.
by tsph6500
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 9001

Re: Women in the hobby?

My grandmother, Myrtle Leggett, ran 3/4" steam on the highline in her backyard beginning back in the late 1920s as did her daughter Willa Leggett (Ratcliffe). My mother, Joyce Leggett (Turnbull) ran steam 3/4' steam in the 1940s and helped her father Jim Turnbull build locos by turning up small scre...
by tsph6500
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 2099

Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

Fred_V wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:25 am
That one sells there every year. what did it sell for? I'm not sure it runs, just a display model. sure is ugly.
All is revealed by the magic of the link. :lol:
by tsph6500
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 2099

Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

I think at one time someone was trying to sell it for $1,200,000 ... to which I said "If that sells, my 4-8-4 is for sale the next day at $1,000,000". I figure I could hire the best machinist/modeler in the world to build me a highly detailed replacement 4-8-4 and have lots of money left over! :-) ...
by tsph6500
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 2099

UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

One of the engines built by Daniel Boone was sold at auction. Ouuuffff… that paint job! Does anyone know what gauge this is?

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/ ... AIN-224565
by tsph6500
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Night Running & Lights?
Replies: 34
Views: 10398

Re: Night Running & Lights?

One aspect of locomotive illumination that has not yet been discussed in this thread is the hazard for oncoming traffic from trains with overly bright headlights. It should be considered that your megawatt lighting blinds others causing an annoyance at least and a danger at worst for the other engin...
by tsph6500
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cleaning a smoke box?
Replies: 8
Views: 2284

Re: Cleaning a smoke box?

Has anyone found a solvent or cleaner that will wash away steam cylinder oil & coal ash? I am trying to clean up my engine for winter I found what works best is to not stop running for the winter. Just put on some longjohns and keep on steaming. If we can do it in Montreal, you folks in Winnipeg sh...
by tsph6500
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 38
Views: 9782

Re: Kirkwall Central

Put the kettle on, we'll be right over. Well done chum, well done.

Does WLS know you stole their switchman's shanty?
by tsph6500
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: the Hunchbacks of MLS (and others)
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

Re: the Hunchbacks of MLS (and others)

It was a wee bit too hot on Sunday, Thursday through Saturday was great. We certainly missed the smell of burnt corn and the sight of Howard dozing at the swap table.
by tsph6500
Thu May 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: spring meet
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Re: spring meet

Steve Bratina wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:17 am
Looking forward to the big meet.
The call of the Tinkerbells has echoed up and down the valley.

See you there Chum.
by tsph6500
Tue May 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2018 Annual International Meet - Montreal
Replies: 1
Views: 935

2018 Annual International Meet - Montreal

The dates for this year's meet are June 29 - July 1st. It is a non-public event. Another old-fashioned live steam meet, lots of running day & night, 3 meals a day except on Sunday (breakfast & lunch). Swap table, bring your projects to talk about. Camping on the grounds (no services) More info avail...