Running a live steamer "1930s style"

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Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Post by LVRR2095 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:33 am

A great time running and eating at John's on Saturday.
I concentrated on the eating portion of the activities!
Here are a few pictures taken on Saturday.

Keith
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Jay and Frank with "Wee Angus"
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John running Angus at his backyard meet

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Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Post by NP317 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:40 am

Nice. I like the simple angle-steel rails.
Good idea.
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Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Post by steamingdon » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:51 am

WEE ANGUS ? There can only be one. Otherwise it is ANGUS`s I think ? What happened to your engine running ?
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Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Post by LVRR2095 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:21 am

I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure that is “the” Wee Angus.
A recent hospital visit prevented me taking a locomotive....this time. I will be back however.

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Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Post by FKreider » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:26 pm

It was a great turnout for the end of the season meet! I think John has the official count but I believe there were 12 of us in total. Just goes to show that there is plenty of interest in the "old school" 3 1/2" gauge high line tracks!

Here is a close up of Jay's beautiful Angus:
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Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Post by JohnK » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Thank you Keith and Frank, for coming, and for posting here about it.

We'll run here again a few times next year.

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Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Post by paralleler » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:05 am

I just discovered some Little Engines correspondence from 1939 & 1940 that some of you might enjoy.

"History makes you smart, heritage makes you proud."
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"...you now owe us 92 cents, so the worm has turned."
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"...new place now, our shop is 25x35ft..."
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"The cat (Pauncho) is fine..."
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4-8-4 Under Construction

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Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Post by B&OBob » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:30 pm

Actually some riding cars did have brakes. Our 2.5" Ga. car had a steel-clad wood plank about 9" long under the center of the car. The pad was normally retracted by a coil spring on each corner. Actuating the brake lever caused an eccentric cam in the center of the pad to force the brake pad against the rails. There was plenty of friction, and the train stopped "immediately, if not sooner."

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Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Post by paralleler » Fri May 13, 2022 8:39 pm

Forgive me for possibly hijacking this link as "Running a live steamer 1950s style" and my apologies. I had previously announced another old film here and wished to announce two more:

1950 Golden Spike Ceremony of the Golden Gate Live Steamers — this time at Redwood Park before the move to Tilden Park in the early 1970s:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jrz9vkF5pn0

1951 Brotherhood Of Live Steamers hosted by the Golden Gate Gate Live Steamers — ditto with the location of Redwood Park:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/ldhQHDcKoLY

T.G.I.F.

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