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by mattmason
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5", 3.5", and 4.75" Gauge Meet!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

2.5", 3.5", and 4.75" Gauge Meet!!

With all of this year's big attention on Train Mountain for the 7.5" gauge meet, those of us at Golden Gate Live Steamers (GGLS) decided to have a Small Scales Meet to compliment, not compete with TM. Come enjoy the fellowship of your fellow modelers and see what they have been up to. Learn new tech...
by mattmason
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Track Spacing
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

Track Spacing

John, No firm answers, but I'll share some of my measurements on my track. I have a passing siding that is spaced at 27" (that's all the space I had) and works OK for 1" standard gauge trains, but still a little tight as none of us scale out :-) It can handle a 1.5" scale, 7.5" gauge (normally) tend...
by mattmason
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wooden passenger coaches
Replies: 72
Views: 19041

Thanks guys (and Berne)

Thanks so much for your kind words guys. The magazine is a labor of love and I truly enjoy getting to talk with so many people. But I can only take partial credit for the magazine -- as it is contributors that really make the magazine. Just look at the work that Berne and others do and then take a f...
by mattmason
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smooth Landing....
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Space saver.....

Bob,

Can you fit your pacific into that thing? It might make for easier storage in the shop........

Seriously, nice work. Nice to see people in many different scales and enjoying every aspect this hobby has to offer.

Matt Mason
by mattmason
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: News from Florida
Replies: 36
Views: 5749

FL visit

I'll be there maning a table on Saturday with issues to puruse through, so please drop by. Probably easier to find me than you, since I don't have a picture but will still try. What lokie will you have (if any)? If I'm not at the table, you can ID me with the "Golden Gate Live Steamers" t-shirt (don...
by mattmason
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: News from Florida
Replies: 36
Views: 5749

FL Meets

Upside: I finally got the OK to go to Ridge and the first couple hours of Largo from the wife.

Downside: My flight home will take me 10 1/2 hours though...UGH!

Looking forward to meeting all you guys. Stop by and say Hi!

Matt Mason
Editor
The Home Railway Journal
www.homerailwayjournal.com
by mattmason
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question for the builders on this site
Replies: 22
Views: 3441

Wheel Forming

I use a method using three different tools, and file the flanges to finish. The radius on the outside is mostly so you don't pick the points and frogs and to reduce rail wear. The issue of The Home Railway Journal on the printer right now describes this process, developed by John Bailie. It is a pro...
by mattmason
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: IBLS Wheels Standards Chart
Replies: 69
Views: 11220

Wheel Standards

Wow. I had no idea that I was starting such a firestorm. That was surely not my intent. First, whether or not the wheel standards were "formally" adopted or not, so many clubs in the US (especially western US) use them they have become defacto standards. Yes, some clubs use other dimensions, and you...
by mattmason
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Florida Winter Meets
Replies: 18
Views: 3334

Tough Choices

Looking at Manatee, Ridge, and Largo, which is the best to attend? I can probably only go to one (time reasons). Also, does Manatee have 4 3/4" guage and how much?

I have to make a plan before I go to the executive committee (of one, but she's important) to get permission.
by mattmason
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: IBLS Wheels Standards Chart
Replies: 69
Views: 11220

IBLS Wheels Standards Chart

I have made a new IBLS Wheel standards chart. I have had requests for one as the last time one was printed was in 1986 in Modeltec. Anyone who wants view it can find it at http://www.homerailwayjournal.com/wheels and also download it at the same page. Matt Mason Editor The Home Railway Journal www.h...
by mattmason
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam Suppliers, I need info
Replies: 7
Views: 2253

Live Steam Suppliers

Dorin,

Would you want some info on a live steam railroading publication. I think I can get something for you from a certain one ;-)

I'd be happy to share some experieinces of putting an issue together and some images as well.

Matt Mason
Editor
The Home Railway Journal
www.homerailwayjournal.com
by mattmason
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Klamath Loco Works
Replies: 1
Views: 920

So sad to hear

Don was a nice guy. Every time I talked on the phone with him, it would last far longer than I had planned. I never regretted the extra time. I will miss our chats.

Luckliy, Bob is just as committed to KLW and he is just as great to converse with.

Matt Mason