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by Rob Gardner
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks in Connecticut?
Replies: 17
Views: 5719

Re: Tracks in Connecticut?

I just met a local contractor yesterday who helps Barry with a lot of his heavier earthmoving work. Word is they are eliminating the steep grade along the driveway.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1905 CNJ Hopper in progress
Replies: 6
Views: 4471

Re: 1905 CNJ Hopper in progress

Dick,

You are helping make some really special, hopefully permanent, memories for Hunter and his sister. Way to go! Can't wait to see Hunter running your A5 pulling your ballast car, too!

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Tender Build
Replies: 26
Views: 13861

Re: Tender Build

Russ, looking forward to seeing your tender progress. Sounds like you have much more pressing matters at hand right now. Praying for a full recovery for your wife.

Rob
by Rob Gardner
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mystery Cab Forward at GGLS...
Replies: 32
Views: 10356

Re: Mystery Cab Forward at GGLS...

All, Andy's H-8 is still at the C&O Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge, VA. However, I do not believe their agreement with the owner allows for it to be operated. It is a gorgeous engine and I hope to get to see it in person one day myself. They also have in their collection a very fine 1.5" C...
by Rob Gardner
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 89
Views: 71904

Re: Another 2900 project...

Ward, can you share a few more detailed shots of the cam follower centering device components?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K-4 On Air
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: K-4 On Air

Dan, how incredible! Nothing more enjoyable than to watch such gorgeous running gear in motion! Can't wait to see her with the boiler mounted!

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Fabricated Cylinders
Replies: 41
Views: 16650

Re: Fabricated Cylinders

It's not often that I have much if anything to contribute, but here is how my fabricated piston valve cylinders are looking in the very early stages for my C&O Greenbrier in 1.6" scale. The design very much follows the Ed Yungling approach. The 1/4" thick profile plates were laser jet cut from my CA...
by Rob Gardner
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Tis the Season!, Holidays sale ! Flange Tools $85.00
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

Re: Tis the Season!, Holidays sale ! Flange Tools $85.00

Put me down for one, Grant. Please PM me instructions on how to place the order.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: My Southern Ms4 Tender Project
Replies: 31
Views: 8815

Re: My Southern Ms4 Tender Project

Absolutely breathtaking, Mike. Great to see your progress . What is the latest with the Mike itself?

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 15" new build question
Replies: 12
Views: 8558

Re: 15" new build question

Nyle, how large a lathe do you have access to? You will likely need a 20" swimg or more to turn drivers that large. A Berk's 69" drivers would be better than 17" in diameter. An 80" driver will be pushing 21" in 3.2" scale. Big stuff. I do know where there is a set of 3" scale NYC Hudson cylinder ca...
by Rob Gardner
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Grand Scale
Replies: 18
Views: 14225

Re: Grand Scale

Keith, I believe the C&SW 4-8-4 is still in private ownership in Dearborn, MI. All the other rolling stock is in Phillipsburg, NJ. Dave Sclavi has tried repeatedly to get the 1500 returned to NJ without success, yet.

Rob Gardner
by Rob Gardner
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Grand Scale Suppliers
Replies: 35
Views: 22573

Re: Grand Scale Suppliers

Is there a cost out of pocket to create a sub-forum? I think there would be a nice following if Harold could create a sub-forum and see what happens over a 90 day probationary period. Harold?

Many live Steamers have been or are involved in 12" gauge and larger railroading.

Rob Gardner