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by mattmason
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hand Powered Speeders
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

The Rail Pup

We had an article on building a hand powered track car pretty close to what you are describing in the Winter 2006 issue of the Home Railway Journal. There are no springs on it, but that hasn't seemed to give anyone who has built one problems. It was designed by Rich Eaton (same guy who builds the Hu...
by mattmason
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Updated Home Railway Journal Web Site
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Updated Home Railway Journal Web Site

I just finished the Summer issue of The Home Railway Journal and they are in the mail today for on-time delivery to subscibers. Some cool new articles in this issue includes one on making dual gauge wheelsets for use on 4 3/4" as well as 7 1/2" tracks. I have also updated the Web site at www.homerai...
by mattmason
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines 1" Scale Atlantic
Replies: 16
Views: 4367

I won't to knock LE, as Clarke is moving the operation and think we should give the new owner the benefit of a fresh start. I will add that I just finshed a review of John's Yankee Shop castings for the 4-4-0. These were great castings and machined very well. I have had one reader send me a letter e...
by mattmason
Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just Joined
Replies: 15
Views: 3732

Great news!

For those that do not know Bob, I have had the great priviledge of talking with him by phone and letter. He really is a great addition to this board and I think everyone will agree that he will be a joy to have here.

Welcome Bob!

Matt Mason
Editor
The Home Railway Journal
www.homerailwayjournal.com
by mattmason
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kern County Live Steamers 1st mini-meet this Saturday
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

Congratulations

Congratulations to all of you on this great accomplishment!!! The track looks great.

Matt Mason
Editor
The Home Railway Journal
www.homerailwayjournal.com
by mattmason
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Spring Steam Up
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

NJLS Spring Meet

I had a GREAT time at the NJLS spring meet. It was worth the flight out from California for me. A nice touch also was taht I broght my 1" Maxitrak Congress out to run on their track and after a little adjustment it ran fine. Thanks to all there for a great meet! Matt Mason Editor The Home Railway Jo...
by mattmason
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Spring Meet
Replies: 11
Views: 3557

[quote="Harlock"]One clue I can offer is that he was a member of Sacramento Live Steamers and the engine was a club engine there for a while, according to some people.[/quote] Oh no, the shay was never a club engine in Sacramento. It was always Henry's and it did run so many times I couldn't even co...
by mattmason
Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2007 PLS Spring Meet Dates?
Replies: 2
Views: 696

2007 PLS Spring Meet Dates?

I am thinking of flying out to the Pennsylvania Live Seamers Spring Meet this year. I have a free plane ticket from my day job and need to use it before June 19, and thought this might make a fun little trip.

Can anyone tell me the dates for this year?
by mattmason
Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nelson Gray Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Nelson Gray Trucks

These are the best trucks out there for me, now sold by 1" Scale RR Supply. They are pot metal aluminum, but have seen no wear on mine yet. I am not thin either (250 lbs). I have moved many large rocks that are over 450 pounds on them. They also run just as smooth as my ball bearing trucks with just...
by mattmason
Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for truss rod frame flat cars and link/pin couplers
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Recent Link and Pin Plans

I had an article in the Summer 06 issue of The Home Railway Journal for some basic (and prototypical) link and pin couplers. They are made from one piece of solid bar. The dimensions are in 1" scale but easily scaled up. I can't think of any suppliers of 1.5" scale link-n-pins. Matt Mason Editor The...
by mattmason
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Home Railway Journal Second Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

The Home Railway Journal Second Issue

After some issues and delays at the printers, the second issue of The Home Railway Journal is in the mail. I want to thank the members of this list for their great support of the first issue, and our subscriber's understanding of this delay. The next issue is already half written and will be done by...
by mattmason
Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Moseley Generator Regulator
Replies: 12
Views: 4935

Rich,

Please check you private messages or e-mail me at matt@homerailwayjournal.com about your regulator plans.

Matt Mason
Editor, The Home Railway Journal
www.homerailwayjournal.com