Friends Models 1" line of engines

This forum is dedicated to the Live Steam Hobbyist Community.

Moderators: Harold_V, WJH, cbrew

JohnK
Posts: 231
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:13 am
Location: Beverly-by-the-Boston & Maine, MA
Contact:

Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by JohnK » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:51 pm

Group,

The Little Engines 1" scale thread made me want to let those of you who don't know, that Friends Models has two 1" scale steam castings kits available, an American and a Ten Wheeler. Also in the product line are a 1" Atlantic and Pacific; they are not available yet as castings sections but individual parts such as domes, stacks, trucks, wheels, etc. are available if you desire, by custom-order.

There have been some recent changes and up-dates on the Friends web site, they can be seen at the yellow "New!" highlights/icons, at the top of www.friendsmodels.com. Links to pages that describe why Friends went out of business in 1979, what happened in the years it was closed, and what it took to reopen it, have been posted.

Lots of new stuff is linked at the top of the page, and, lots of stuff is in development that will soon be announced.

Thank you for listening.

Sincerely,

-John K.
www.friendsmodels.com

uncle jerd
Posts: 42
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:21 pm
Location: Hills of Tennessee

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by uncle jerd » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:20 am

Thank you for keeping this great old stuff available!

User avatar
Adirondack
Posts: 231
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:59 pm
Location: Right here

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by Adirondack » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:35 am

Always makes me happy to see history kept alive.

Thanks John!

ADK
Adirondack Car & Foundry
Check out our projects: https://www.facebook.com/ADKrail/
Visit our online store: https://tinyurl.com/ADKstore

JohnK
Posts: 231
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:13 am
Location: Beverly-by-the-Boston & Maine, MA
Contact:

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by JohnK » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:55 am

uncle jerd wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:20 am
Thank you for keeping this great old stuff available!
You are welcome.
Adirondack wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:35 am
Always makes me happy to see history kept alive.

Thanks John!

ADK
Thank you. You are welcome.

User avatar
Bill Shields
Posts: 5589
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:57 am
Location: Somewhere in the World
Contact:

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by Bill Shields » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:09 pm

Some of us are actually building in 1" and using John's castings.
chassis 2.jpg
The drivers are from Dinky, the bogies from a Shay (correct? - help me out John).

forgive the clutter, i do not have a dedicated photography area :P
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

User avatar
Builder01
Posts: 577
Joined: Mon May 18, 2015 5:26 am
Location: Erie, PA

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by Builder01 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:32 pm

What type of valve gear is that Bill?

David

JohnK
Posts: 231
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:13 am
Location: Beverly-by-the-Boston & Maine, MA
Contact:

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by JohnK » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:49 pm

Bill Shields wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Some of us are actually building in 1" and using John's castings.

chassis 2.jpg

The drivers are from Dinky, the bogies from a Shay (correct? - help me out John).

forgive the clutter, i do not have a dedicated photography area :P
It uses the 0-4-0T "Dinky" drivers, yes. And 3/4" scale "New Shay" wheels are on the pilot.

User avatar
Bill Shields
Posts: 5589
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:57 am
Location: Somewhere in the World
Contact:

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:33 am

the valve gear is Southern
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

User avatar
Builder01
Posts: 577
Joined: Mon May 18, 2015 5:26 am
Location: Erie, PA

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by Builder01 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:41 am

Very nice Bill, thank you.

David

User avatar
NP317
Posts: 2018
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:57 pm
Location: Northern Oregon

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by NP317 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:23 am

Bill Shields wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:33 am
the valve gear is Southern
So it will CHUG with a nice southern drawl?
~RN

User avatar
Bill Shields
Posts: 5589
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:57 am
Location: Somewhere in the World
Contact:

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:23 pm

nah...beats nice and square....
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

JohnK
Posts: 231
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:13 am
Location: Beverly-by-the-Boston & Maine, MA
Contact:

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Post by JohnK » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:17 pm

Group,

I just put drawings and critical castings for the Friends Models 1" scale Atlantic, back on the website. See www.friendsmodels.com please, for a link to it.

Thank you.

-John K.

Post Reply