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by JohnK
Wed May 31, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle castings by Dick Bagley
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

Whistle castings by Dick Bagley

Hello Group: Does anyone know whatever became of the steam whistle "kits" once offered for sale by Dick Bagley ? He advertised them in "The Miniature Locomotive" magazine back in the early 1950s, and to my knowledge, still had them available well into the 1980s. They were sold as a casting, some met...
by JohnK
Wed May 31, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cretors Popcorn Engine by Melvin Shetler
Replies: 8
Views: 3726

Thanks for the responses thus far. This type of Cretors popcorn engine, by Shetler, is similar to the ECX type at Coles. Similar size, appearance, etc. I am trying to find out about its origins.....the design, Mr. Shetler, etc.

Thank you,

-John Kurdzionak
by JohnK
Tue May 30, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cretors Popcorn Engine by Melvin Shetler
Replies: 8
Views: 3726

Cretors Popcorn Engine by Melvin Shetler

Hello group,

Does anyone know anything about, or have any information on, the Cretors popcorn engine castings kits formerly sold by Melvin Shetler & Sons, Co., of Flint, MI and/or Clio, Michigan?

Thank you,

-John Kurdzionak
Woburn, MA
jfkclock@juno.com
866-535-2562
by JohnK
Mon May 29, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Newbie Question: C.A.D. Quality / Appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Newbie Question: C.A.D. Quality / Appearance

Hello, group- I need to copy existing live steam blueprints from the 1930s to the 1950s into a CAD program so as to make new masters on mylar (the originals are lost/destroyed). I am not experienced with AutoCad or other CAD programs at this time. However, I will either take courses at a local engin...
by JohnK
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WTD: Info. on Yankee Shop/Friends Models 4-6-6-4 Challenger
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Thank you for the replies!

-John Kurdzionak
by JohnK
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Locomotives
Replies: 84
Views: 21105

The bottom shelves of lots of workbenches are littered with the dead carcasses of locos that 1st-time builders didn't or couldn't finish, and most of them are NOT 0-4-0s. There is a message in there for us. Those are called NAIL ENGINES , and they're most common in 1/2", 3/4", and 1" scales. Their ...
by JohnK
Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WTD: Info. on Yankee Shop/Friends Models 4-6-6-4 Challenger
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

WTD: Info. on Yankee Shop/Friends Models 4-6-6-4 Challenger

WANTED: Information and/or discussion on the construction, performance, and other aspects of the 3/4" scale, 3-1/2" gauge, Lester Friend 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" formerly sold by Yankee Shop and Friends Models . Pros, cons, builder or owner testimonials, performance reports, and photos are sought, publ...
by JohnK
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1980s PBS video with Seymour Johnson live steam segment
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Thanks to Mr. Sclavi for solving [what was to me] the "mystery" of the video's title. I have (since learning the title) also found the video on amazon.com, as well as on eBay. Thanks to the others for their responses too. I appreciate that you all took the time to answer. -John Kurdzionak Malden, MA
by JohnK
Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1980s PBS video with Seymour Johnson live steam segment
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

1980s PBS video with Seymour Johnson live steam segment

Hello group, In the 1980s, PBS (I believe) had a "trains" program that aired a few times. I remember seeing it (in the Boston area), probably on Boston PBS Channels 2 and/or 44. It included segments on Conrail, Amtrak, the building of the transcontinental RR, the rise and fall of railroads, the Donn...