Post Your STEAMERS!!!

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  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    THATS right folks, post your STEAMERS!!!:thumb: MANY of you think i don't like steam:eek: , HA!, NOT TRUE!:thumb: i REALLY DO like STEAM!!!;) fact is, i have FIVE steamers:thumb::D. announce1 i hope this thread will be a document for ALL the Gauge members to POST THEIR STEAMERS!!:thumb: . announce1 **TO START OUT, here are MY five steamers: 1= BIG BOY, 2= one of the two Challengers i have, 3= BOTH of my Challengers, 4= F-E-F Class 3 Northern, and 5= Ten wheeler(THE FIRST ENGINE i EVER had:thumb: 1973-74).:D -Deano View attachment 31347 View attachment 31348 View attachment 31349 View attachment 31350 View attachment 31351

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  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Hey Dean, I knew that you liked steamers, too. Anybody who's a "real engine nut" couldn't not like steamers.:D
    Here's a pair of Athearn Mikados, passing through Lowbanks, on a freight off the TH&B interchange.

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    Wayne
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    NICE MIKES WAYNE!!!:thumb: THANKS!:D -Deano
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  5. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    NICE looking 0-8-0 Steve!:D pardon my ignorance in steam:oops: , but what is an 0-8-0 called?:confused: -Deano
  6. MilesWestern

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    An 0-8-0! :rolleyes: :D Sometimes they were called "Yard Goats" because they normally didn't travel over the road due to lack of a leading truck which could spell disaster on sharpcurves with a fast passenger, or speedy frieght train! :eek:

    Was NP a coal or oil road? (fuel for steamer wise)
  7. Buddog

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    Here is a pic I've croped together of all my steamers, one of these days I am going to have a roundhouse big enough to hold them all. But first I have to start laying track and finish more bench work. I really hate to see them all in boxes on a shelf..:) ...

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  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Cool Stuff Guys.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    How well do the model power 2-8-0's run, Buddog?
  10. Nazgul

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    This thread comes too early for me. My Mikado is still "under construction". Deano, even on the site www.steamlocomotives.com the only name listed for a 0-8-0 is Eight-coupled. Do you think anyone ever called it that name? Buddog, nice collection of steamers. A roundhouse with all these beauties would look great.

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  12. Buddog

    Buddog Member

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    I got the three of the model power steamers a couple years ago, a friend of the family was selling off his layout. I have only ran them a couple times, when I did as I recall they ran pretty good.

    I run DCC and they have not been chipped yet, I well be testing them once I have agood portion of track down, to see if it is worth putting chips in them..

    Tom
  13. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Hey kurt
    While you're doin' your Mikado...hows about doin' my 0-8-0? It's smaller...should be easy:D
    Love the job you're doing, weathering and the modifications:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  14. nkp174

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    The proper name for an 0-8-0 is an oh-eight-oh. I'll post some pics of excerpts from my roster.
  15. doctorwayne

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    Your Mike is lookin' good, Kurt. The added details stand out nicely. I also like the job that you're doing on the tender: Model Die Casting makes an oil tender very similar to your conversion. Many years ago, I rebuilt a Tyco Mikado, following, very approximately, a Santa Fe prototype, and spent well over a hundred bucks on detail parts. I used the MDC tender, with PSC Commonwealth trucks, but converted it to coal.:rolleyes: It was a sweet runner, and a good puller.
    I sold it through the hobbyshop for which I was doing custom painting at the time. The guy who bought it later brought it back as a trade-in, as he was more interested in the Canadian National. The loco that he traded for, a brass CNR Hudson, needed painting, so I got the job. Before disassembling for painting, I always make sure that a loco runs properly, as mechanical work is much easier to do on an unpainted model. It ran like a piece of crap, :curse: but fortunately, the owner's name and 'phone number were on the store receipt in the box, and after a call to explain the problems, I got an ok to go ahead and fix it. Eventually, I worked all of the bugs out of it, repaired some shipping damage, and got it painted. While I did get payed for my work, the best part was eventually meeting the owner, my now-long-time good friend, cn nutbar.:thumb:
    And that CNR "bug" that he's got is infectious: I rebuilt this Proto USRA 0-8-0 to match photos of the prototype, using photos supplied by Mister Nutbar, and I'll eventually model an interchange with the CNR, which will help to explain all those CNR locos that keep appearing on my layout.:oops:

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    Wayne
  16. trainsteve2435

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    Great looking steamers everyone, makes me want to buy one to add to my all disel fleet. I think everyone should have at least one steamer in their collection.:thumb:
  17. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    To me, desiel is a bad word ;)

    I have a bunch of steam engines I've been acquiring since 1st grade (I'm a PhD student now). Here are my favorites: Athearn mikado partially converted to a 1948 version. A Rivarossi 765 with appropriate stripping added, mars light removed, and cylinder caps painted excursion silver! My pride and joy, a nickel plate hudson in it's post-1946 rebuild appearance. A German 2-10-2 I picked up on my honeymoon. Also, here's my On3 2-6-0 with a few cars on my first On3 module (under construction).

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  18. Eric Norris

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    Below are photos of my two PK2 0-8-0s, Wyoming Valley 36 and 40;

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    Next are my BLI Heavy 2-8-2s, WVRR 204 and 215;

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    Finally, my light Mikes, 188 (Athearn) and 193 (BLI).
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    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here's the EG&E's version of the Bachmann USRA Light Mountain. Around here, it's known as a Mohawk, and the New york Central-ish modifications were based on a photo of a NYC J-1e Hudson.

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    Wayne
  20. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    Very nice doctorwayne. I'm generally not a fan of modern NYC freight power (niagra's, berks)...but that is one nice looking locomotive!