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by mattmason
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Magazine for Live Steamers
Replies: 11
Views: 3398

Glad you liked it.

Thanks for the kind words John.

I'm glad you liked the first issue and I am already working on issue number two featuring an unusual 2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge railroad I think you'll like as well.

Matt Mason
by mattmason
Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Part 2: The smaller gauges
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

LALS 1" scale

Chris, Ted, Ginny, and the others have to be applauded for their efforts. I am not from LALS, but am very happy when my stuff makes it down there to run. The track is in better shape than most "revenue generating" 7.5" gauge tracks. I usually bring both scales to their meets because I just can't dec...
by mattmason
Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: L A Live Steamers 50th.....Not
Replies: 33
Views: 6453

New standards

I think LALS has to do this in light of what has happened. The resons for it and what could have been done are all in the past and we have to deal with it now. I think LALS is doing everything they can to stay in the park and not have to leave. If you don't like it, then it will be one great track y...
by mattmason
Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What happened to Cole's Power models
Replies: 25
Views: 7375

PM Reserch

Try PM Research. They are very responsve and the rough castings are good. I have three casting trees in three different sizes. I imagine their assembled versions are just as impressive.

Matt Mason
Editor, The Home Railway Journal
by mattmason
Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Magazine for Live Steamers
Replies: 11
Views: 3398

Willy, You left out the "doesn't" in your quote of me. The text of my message read: HRJ "is an all-railroad magazine that doesn't just focus on 7 1/2" gauge." I would include 7.25" in the book, as well as 4 3/4", 3 1/2", and any other rideable size. So that means you "slightly narrow gaugers" in 1.5...
by mattmason
Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Magazine for Live Steamers
Replies: 11
Views: 3398

I agree that Clover is doing a great job for many of my interests as well. She has done a much better job than Joe ever did. I will also continue to write articles for Live Steam. I sent one off after I started this project already. The problem is that the hobby is changing, and LS isn't for everyon...
by mattmason
Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Magazine for Live Steamers
Replies: 11
Views: 3398

New Magazine for Live Steamers

There is a new magazine due to come out July 6th. The Home Railway Journal will cater to those who have tracks around their home or on their property, but not the large club-type organizations. It will have at least one home layout featured each month, as well as construction articles that will rang...
by mattmason
Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coles' 1" Four wheel switcher
Replies: 31
Views: 7506

Almost Done....

I am just about done with mine. I changed a few things, most noteably the 6" boiler is now a 5" and made of steel. I have been very happy with the project. I basically only have the plumbing left to do to get it to run. I know of a full set of castings that a gentleman might consider getting rid of ...
by mattmason
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Home Railways
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Home Railways

I have a few questions for this group about home tracks. I am writing a series of magazine articles on this and would appreciate your feedback. How many of you guys have home railways? (By this I mean a live steam railway at your house but don't use for large club functions like Bitter Creek and Wes...