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by Wayne Davis
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines or Coles
Replies: 18
Views: 3300

Re: Little Engines or Coles

David I have built the Coles 040 and my Dad has the Little Engnes 060 that he purchased as chasis running on air from a club member. I like the Little Engines design better. It seems more solid and a better runner. I like the larger bore and stroke also of the Little Engines. I would recommend build...
by Wayne Davis
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" USRA Pacific
Replies: 27
Views: 5408

Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Is the cab taller on the rebuild? Looks a little differant than the old picture.

Wayne Davis
by Wayne Davis
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Doubleheading
Replies: 35
Views: 7263

Re: Doubleheading

Here is a video of three Scottie Moguls running at the Iowa Model Steam Engineers. The lead engine is ran by Steve Farmer and was built by the late PG "Scotty" Scott, on the second engine is John Rukgaber, and I am on the third engine. Wayne Davis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPqUCaMER30&list=UUcO...
by Wayne Davis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LBSC Virginia plans
Replies: 68
Views: 23938

Re: LBSC Virginia plans

Very nice looking engine Is this in 1" scale? If so what size are the dirvers and were did you get them from? I like the square end conter weights.

Wayne Davis
by Wayne Davis
Wed May 16, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4 in Raritan Photos
Replies: 31
Views: 6316

Re: 3/4 in Raritan Photos

I have a friend bulding a 2-8-0 S T R E T C H E D Raritan in my basement right now. I am taking pictures as he goes, if you are interested. Bill I would like to see the 280 Raritan. Can you post some pictures or a link to them? I also think a 460 from these castings would be a nice engine. Thanks W...
by Wayne Davis
Sun May 06, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Has anyone ever built a railway gun in live steam?
Replies: 75
Views: 12385

Re: Has anyone ever built a railway gun in live steam?

In Modeltec April 1997 page 22 there is an article of a model built by Clarence Johnson of Apple Valley, California. It is titlled "Big Bertha, The German Rail Cannon".

Wayne Davis
by Wayne Davis
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: a live steamers ideal locomotive to model
Replies: 92
Views: 16554

Re: a live steamers ideal locomotive to model

My engines are CB&Q R1 262 Prairie and a subsidiary of the Q a Keokuk and Western 460. The 460 will use Winton Mogul drivers and Friends Models Pennsy A3 cylinders.

Wayne
by Wayne Davis
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Xrad's Northern
Replies: 63
Views: 12310

Re: Xrad's Northern

Steaming Don the former Little Engines line of small engines is advertised in Live Steam now as The Locomotive Works. I have not ordered anything from them, but I am told they are working on getting the business up and running.

Wayne Davis
by Wayne Davis
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mt Pleasant Steam Show
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: Mt Pleasant Steam Show

The Iowa Model Steam Engineers has a track in Mt Pleasant but it is not at the steam show growns. It is on a farm outside of town. There is a member that brings a small straight track to run his engine on but is just out and back.

Wayne Davis
IMSE Secretary Treasurer
by Wayne Davis
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3.5" Gauge Track Facility
Replies: 26
Views: 3202

Re: 3.5" Gauge Track Facility

Marty our last track at Scottie's could only be ridden side-saddle because of some trees that were to close. At our current track site you can do either. Some of our members that ran on our old track still like to ride side-saddle. Most of us have switched to straddle though. I think it is much more...
by Wayne Davis
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3.5" Gauge Track Facility
Replies: 26
Views: 3202

Re: 3.5" Gauge Track Facility

The Iowa Model Steam Engineers has a 3/4" and 1" highline that is 650 feet long. Check our web page below for video links of the highline.

Wayne Davis

http://home.mchsi.com/~train
by Wayne Davis
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finally getting started on a coles 0-4-0
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

Re: Finally getting started on a coles 0-4-0

The Coles 040 was my first engine. I made it into a tank engine. If I had it to do again I would make the boiler smaller diameter than the plans. Seems to big for 1" scale more like 1 1/2" narrow gauge. Attached is a picture of a friend running it years ago.

Wayne Davis