Livesteaming

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Livesteam, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

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    Is there anyone eles besides me and livesteamer that is into live steam? if theres alot you should start a topic called live steam and have it for all gauges since there is HO,O,G and of course ride on ones, also i have seen once a N scale live steam
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Just a taste for now...a gift from my beloved and the munchkins for my 45th. Now to find fuel pellets and steam oil....

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I started making a 4-4-0 in 7 1/2inch gauge but slowed down as I haven't any experience in using my lathe and am learning slowly. Would really like to complete this loco some day. At this point I don't have a milling machine and guess iI would need one to do the job right.
  4. trainwhiz20

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    I, too, am into live steaming. (Specifically 7 1/2" gauge...)


    :D

    I volunteer at the Largo Central Railroad, one of the largest tracks in Florida. Our yearly meet is coming up in a week or two.

    www.lcrailroad.com
  5. Livesteam

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    Livesteam, I do not.

    However, my friend owns a 4-4-2 Erie Atlantic, which I engineer all the time. So, in a way, it feels like mine! :thumb:
  7. Livesteam

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    Did they test out the new MCC diesel at largo?
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    Um... call me uninformed, but MCC diesel? :confused:
  9. Livesteam

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    The mountain car company engine,
  10. trainwhiz20

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    Oh, hehehe. I knew that. :oops:


    You mean the GE Dash 9? If that case--yes. We have a member with one, painted in SP. Beautiful locomotive. We have a whole bunch of people and engines (and I think the ORIGINAL MCC loco, in black) coming down the 15-20, our annual meet. I mean, our track is run on more than ever. :D
  11. Livesteam

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    nice, I will be ordering some time this sumer unless i find a used nice engien , the rail system company SW1500,1.7 The shipping fromt here to where i live is a good 800 bucks, the engine right now is $6,102 plus i will get foot pegs,hydrulic temp,ditch lights, probally have them paint it,and the snow plow.
  12. ausien

    ausien Active Member

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    you are sure one lucky fellow, first to have a loving wife and the muchkins, that apreciate your hobby, and second for the traction engine..enjoy..have a good one..steve
  13. Livesteam

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    The MCC engine looks nice,a guy i know has 4 of the railsystems SD-45 and all toghether those can pull anything since they do pull around 60 cars , cars are about 6 feet long, 4 engines will pull more than theres track for unless you are at train mountain.
  14. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Here is one for everyone. Pennsylvania RR K4s #612 at Altoona Railfest 2002. Owners are John Detrick & Don Sweger. The K4s is being fired up right now and being prepaired for a long day of running and hauling passengers. Photo was taken by a friend of mine in which i recieved the photo for my website.

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  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That's a beauty. Is that 7 1/2 inch scale?
  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Thank You. The engine is 1-1/2" scale (7-1/4" gauge). That's what my grandfather and late father always told me. :D :D
  17. Livesteam

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    What club is that photo from? i know at NJLS there is a K4 there too.
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Livesteam: The K4s #612 is owned by two members of the Independent Live Steamers. The photo was taken in Altoona, Pa at Railfest 2002. The track was set up for railfest but has since been torn up and is sitting in my grandfathers backyard. This was done because they need the room for completing the roundhouse for the K4s #1361 for when she returns home. The two guys that own the engine are thinking and still might be thinking about changing the number from #612 to #1361.
  19. Livesteam

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    o neat,what is he going to do with the track? the engine i am getitng is on www.railsystemco.com click products than SW-1500 i will be getting the one that is 1.7
  20. capt_turk

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    I belong to the NE Fla. Live Steamers. Just starting a new project. I'm building a 2' guage backwoods style logging loco in 1:1 scale. I aquired a two cylinder steam winch engine, some I beam for the frame, some two foot pipe for the vertical boiler, and I think, a set of 4 wheels. It will be chain drive.
    We have 1600' of 2' guage track and are adding another 2000'+.
    Hell of a jump going from On30 to 1:1!! lol