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by Rob Gardner
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Riding scale 4-8-4
Replies: 4
Views: 5574

Re: Riding scale 4-8-4

Well, to make this thread a little more "Grand Scale" relevant, Mike Weldon in Fordland, MO has already built a similar 3776 class ATSF 4-8-4 in 1.5" scale and is very well along on a 3" scale version. A few years ago, the running gear was done and the boiler was mounted on the chassis. Not many pho...
by Rob Gardner
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: VB # 17 Pat can you get it run again
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: VB # 17 Pat can you get it run again

What is the asking price, Pat?

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A GREAT DAY AT THE PLS
Replies: 4
Views: 2706

Re: A GREAT DAY AT THE PLS

Dave,

Great to see your daughter enjoying a nice day steaming and running the 1361 with you. 25 tomato pies? Never heard of those before. Something unique to Jersey, lol? Working on my gut as well, lol.

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s
Replies: 9
Views: 7367

Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Bumping this thread up again. I got the RS-3's out this weekend at the PVLS annual Father's Day meet and ran them for about 3 hours Saturday night and probably 3 hours again on Sunday with no issues. These are some great engines and are very easy to operate. They will scoot right along at top speed ...
by Rob Gardner
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The passing of Bob Reedy
Replies: 7
Views: 4646

Re: The passing of Bob Reedy

Thank you for the dates!

Does anyone know where he is early E-6 Atlantic is now?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The passing of Bob Reedy
Replies: 7
Views: 4646

Re: The passing of Bob Reedy

Does anyone have a reference to the month and year that Bob had the article about the construction of his PRR Atlantic in Live Steam? I've misplaced it and would like to pick up another copy of it. Had a lot of great tips and tricks and photos of how he went about fabricating his PV cylinders among ...
by Rob Gardner
Fri May 04, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 89
Views: 71053

Re: Another 2900 project...

That is just awesome! Any video footage?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel Prices
Replies: 12
Views: 5183

Re: Steel Prices

Being in the rail industry, we have been seeing the increases taking effect over the past two to three weeks now. They are saying that this could continue until the end of the year. When you are bidding on bonded jobs, one has to make it abundantly clear to your suppliers that they're must hold thei...
by Rob Gardner
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad
Replies: 9
Views: 8576

Re: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad

Sad to hear, Dave.

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad
Replies: 9
Views: 8576

Re: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad

Dave, has Sherman figured out a way to operate it? Has it been steamed or have any of the refinements been made to it that you talked about like asking the larger injectors or replumbing the engine?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s
Replies: 9
Views: 7367

Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Harold, from what I know, I don't think they ever left Colorado until I bought them this past September. But I may be wrong.

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad
Replies: 9
Views: 8576

Re: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad

There is a nice DVD that was offered years ago and I think is still available that gives a nice history and overview of the C&SW. Wish I had been born early enough to see it at the Becker Dairy Farm. I know Dave Sclavi lobbied hard to get it relocated and rebuilt in Monmouth County. The 4-8-4 I thin...