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Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 11:31:07 EDT
From: BJWRR2@aol.com

Subject: Guide Cover Photo Contest



Those interested in having THE photo to grace the cover of the Guide to Narrow Gauge & Amusement Park Railroads, this is the time to send them in!

We are looking for portrait-type photos in JPEG or TIFF format that can cover an entire 8-1/2" by 11" inch piece of paper.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a free copy of the Guide to Narrow Gauge & Amusement Park Railroads OR two guides for the price of one at publisher's discount price.

Second prize winner will receive two copies of the guide at publisher's discount price.

All prizes will be given at time of publication of the guide.

Preferably steam locomotives, all photos must be of trains 12" gauge to 42" gauge

Happy Rails,
Ed Kelley

Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 11:34:46 -0400
From: Robert Herronen

Subject: Re: Guide Cover Photo Contest



What's the address to send the photos to?

Robert Herronen

Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 11:36:41 EDT
From: BJWRR2@aol.com

Subject: Re: Guide Cover Photo Contest



BJWRR2@aol.com

Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 19:44:04 -0500
From: "Rick White"

Subject: Wimberley, Blanco, and Southern



Live Steamers,

Please see http://home.att.net/~rickwhite/ for photos of the Wimberley, Blanco, & Southern spring meet. There are also some photos from Bill Laird there on the end of Roll 5.

Added photos by Bill Laird can be seen on http://home.att.net/~rick_white/

Rick White

Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 13:40:24 -0700
From: "Matt LeBorgne"

Subject: K-27



Does anyone know were I can purchase detail drawings for a D&RGW K-27?

Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 15:43:21 -0500
From: "Ronald Koehler"

Subject: Re: K-27



Richard Ulin of Ulin locomotive works is building a 2 1/2 inch scale K-27.
He is making a set of drawings as he goes. I visited him a couple of weeks ago and he has progressed to the point of having a boiler with plumbing on a working chassis. He lives in bloomfield, Co.

Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 15:56:21 -0700
From: James Hoback

Subject: Re: K-27



Depending on how much detail you require, there are several high quality K-27 drawings by Allen J. Brewster in the March 1973 issue of Model Railroader magazine. There are several good detail photographs in the article too. Perhaps you have a model railroading friend as old as I am who would have this magazine.

Regards,

Jim Hoback
Sonora Short Line Ry.
Sonora, CA, U.S.A.

Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 16:02:15 -0700
From: James Hoback

Subject: Re: K-27 (more)



I neglected to mention that the second part of the article is in the June 1973 issue of Model Railroader.

Jim Hoback
Sonora Short Line Ry.
Sonora, CA, U.S.A.

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 10:27:16 -0700
From: Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Subject: New Boiler Job



Hi all and please forgive a small commercial request. I have been asked to find a boiler maker in the Pacific Southwest of Canada or the Pacific Northwest of the USA. A friend called last evening and is looking for someone to rebuild their boiler. It is for a nice looking Hudson and it somehow was run dry last fall. I KNOW no other information on the whys and wherefores and didn't ask. The people are willing to pay to have this locomotive put back into service. If you can build a boiler from using the old boiler and what to take a shot at this please contact me at trainz@telus.net and I will forward the contact information of the man paying the bills. regards Dennis p.s. BTW this is not a VIME engine and I have sent them the link to Chuck's rebuild pages.

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 14:40:55 -0400
From: Arno Martens

Subject: Re: New Boiler Job



Just a thought Dennis.
If you are driving down from the Soo to see Brian, stop over in Flint, MI at the Huckleberry RR and visit with Marty Knox.
I think he is busy right now with a bunch of Allan Mogul boilers for Don Orr.
Arno

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 13:33:01 -0700
From: Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Subject: New Boiler Job (Model)



Linc, Roger et al,
I should have added (I knew what it was -- see below) the boiler is for a 1 1/2" scale and 7 1/2" gauge hudson live steam model locomotive. Thanks for the replies and sorry about the inadvertent omission.

Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 09:27:27 -0700
From: Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Subject: Gauge Glass Indicator



Hi all,
Please forgive the multiple & cross postings but a friend of mine asked me a question that I need help with. Is there a way of placing a floating indicator in a gauge glass to assist vision reduced people with seeing the water level in their boilers?
I must admit that I have no problem seeing the gauge glass on a stationary boiler but when I'm on one moving down the road / track I have a heck of a time seeing the water level. I know that coloured indicators behind help somewhat but throw in the mild colour blindness which tends to develop in ageing people then the coloured indicators become not much better.
If something dark, small and buoyant could be placed inside the glass it would make the height more visible. Dumb idea or has it been tried before and found not workable?
regards
Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 19:27:58 +0200
From: "Josef Wagner"

Subject: Re: Gauge Glass Indicator



hallo denis
yes there is a system consisting of a bouyoncy spindle made of a temperature resistant permanent magneto, outside the gauge glasses i a laminated metal strip. the passing magneto is causing a strip of about 3/8" length to turn and hereby changing the colour from silver/white to red.
it`s a very long time ago I have bought these for waste heat steam boilers from a manufacturer in aachen / germany.
check in the usa with any dresser distributor who can help here. or check with a search machine in the internet for waterlevel or gauge glasses.
regards
josef

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 14:44:28 -0400
From: Arno Martens

Subject: Re: Gauge Glass Indicator



Dennis,

the diagonally lined black an white lines on a flat surface behind the glass seems to be still the most effective on in our small boiler sizes.

Nothing to do with colour, the refraction makes the water level absolutely apparent.
Arno

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 18:12:17 EDT
From: USN1861@aol.com

Subject: EBT No 11



Hi all

I have been interested in building a 2.5 Inch scale model of East Broad Top No 11, a three foot gauge 2-6-2. I have some model builders plans from RMC. In 2.5 scale it would need 10 inch drivers and an 11.5 inch boiler. Has anyone ever tried it, or has any opinion on if any of the existing 2-6-0 parts can be used?

Thanks
Robb Thomas
Walkerton, IN

Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 10:57:22 -0700
From: Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Subject: Re: Gauge Glass Indicator



Hi all,
I guess that the floating object thing was a bust. Thanks to all who replied on and off list with suggestions and sources. I will try Nev's idea sometime this week whilst steaming the mighty Cariboo out at VIME. The gauge glass in question is 3/8 diameter and I guess I can expect a piece to arrive with some visitors later this year.
DW if you want to steam a different loco burning coal instead of your standard profane let me know and I'll have the 3 1/2" loco out and ready for you to run.
regards and again our thanks to all,
Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 23:16:06 EDT
From: bgwmoxie@aol.com

Subject: Re: EBT No 11



What interest it may be to you...
I have a 2.5" Scale 2-6-0 Mogul....
I can forward you some pics if your interested....

Regards
Chris Sylvester

Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 00:10:08 -0400
From: "Pat@Sn3.org"

Subject: Re: 2.5 scale



Yes, yes. I would love to see some pics.

Pat Turner

Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 16:36:44 -0000
From: "crown36gage"

Subject: Re: Gauge Glass Indicator



Don't see why it wouldn't work. Would have to be small enough that steam and water can pass around it, and something would have to be provided at both ends so that the ball doesn't plug the holes when you are blowing down the gage. Now to find the material....

If green line gage would work better, I ordered my red line from Ernst Gage in New Jersey (very helpful and they say they occasionally get orders from live steamers). They also list green line. Check them out at http://www.ernstgage.com/

--Denis

Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 23:45:47 -0000
From: "drs_rr"

Subject: 2.5" scale mogul......



Chris,

Why don't you post them in the Photo's section for all to see.
I too, like Pat, would like to see them.

Thanks,
Dave

Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 22:18:41 EDT
From: bgwmoxie@aol.com

Subject: Re: 2.5" scale mogul......



not sure how....

Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 20:41:12 -0700
From: Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Subject: Re: 2.5" scale mogul......



Send me the pictures and a description of each and I'll post them for you if you would like.
regards
Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 23:58:47 -0000
From: "dmmcomo"

Subject: Re: Gauge Glass Indicator



Dennis et. al. -

Como Roundhouse Products is working on a soon to be released 2-1/2" scale Nathan Reflex Water Glass. This will be an assembly of investment castings with a flat grooved glass face that, when water is present in the glass, looks black where there is water and white or clear where there is not water.

This gauge is essentially a 1/5th full size replica of those used by the prototype for the very reason that they are very easy to read.

While oversize for scales smaller than 2-1/2", these glasses may be better suited to vision impaired individuals due to their larger size.

If you or anyone is interested in this item, contact me off line and I can send photos. Price is yet to be established but it will probably be more than $100.00 but less than $250.00/unit.

The magneto/electric system being discussed sounds expensive, hard to maintain, and subject to failure.

Rudy van Wingen
Como Roundhouse Products.

Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 19:38:44 -0500
From: "Ronald Koehler"

Subject: Re: Re: Gauge Glass Indicator



Hello Rudy,

I am interested in the Nathan water glass to use on my 2 1/2" Mason Bogie. Could you please send me photos and let me know the price (once it's determined). My e-mail is ron-koehler@msc.net

Thanks,

Ron

Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 14:48:29 -0700
From: Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Subject: Re: Re: Gauge Glass Indicator



Rudy,
Why not post the pictures in the photos section of this list?
Then you only have to do it once and all who are interested can view.
regards and thanks
Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 19:50:50 -0400
From: "Michael Denning"

Subject: Re: Re: Gauge Glass Indicator



OK, Novice question,
How do I get to the photo section?
Thanks
Michael
Florida
USA

Iron Nut
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 20:06:59 -0400
From: "Michael Denning"

Subject: Re: Re: Gauge Glass Indicator



Do you have a web address or someplace elso to find more info on the Water Glass?
Thanques
Michael
Florida

Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 13:37:58 EDT
From: smuel10363@aol.com

Subject: Re: So you say you want a Steam Engine? (long)



how can i get hold of Roger Goldmann thanks Ray
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 16:08:07 -0700
From: "Daniel F. Morris"
Subject: Kitsap Friends & Family Meet

This past weekend Kitsap Live Steamers held their annual "Friends & Family Meet". The attendance was good and the weather was superb! A great time was had by all along with a great pot luck BBQ Saturday evening. I have posted pixs & QuickTime movies from the meet for your enjoyment! Check out the "Live Steaming In The Pacific Northwest" link to see these and other tracks.

http://www.sscom.org/

Dan Morris

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 16:48:49 +1000
From: "Paxon G&C"

Subject: Re: 2.5" scale 26" (5.42") Denver Giffenth wheels



Conway has very nice couplers and Como Roundhouse has a brake wheel in lost wax brass that will knock your solks off.
The Conway couplers can be sourced from Como as well.

Geo A Paxon

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 08:17:05 EDT
From: bgwmoxie@aol.com

Subject: Re: 2.5" scale 26" (5.42") Denver Giffenth wheels



Question to Group:
Is there a supplier who sells 2.5" Scale Journal Boxes?

Best Regards, Chris Sylvester

Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 20:18:22 -0700
From: "Daniel F. Morris"

Subject: Willow Creek Railroad's Annual Meet Pixs



I have just returned from an awesome meet at The Willow Creek Railroad. The meet is held in conjunction with Antique Power Land's "Great Oregon Steam Up".
Never a dull moment with great railroading and antique power equipment operations going on all day long. The club has a great membership who make one feel very glad they attended. It's really nice that there are so many fun and friendly clubs & tracks in the live steam hobby! This is by far is a meet you should try to attend at least once, you won't regret it....................
I have posted pixs from the meet, check back in a few days, there should also be a few QT movies posted by then. (editing)

Live Steaming In The Pacific Northwest

Enjoy!

Dan Morris

Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 23:40:02 -0000
From: "mtgcql"

Subject: Steam at Devon Railway Centre



Peter Pan from Leighton Buzzard will be visiting the Devon Railway Centre on 3rd & 4th August. Trains will all be steam hauled.

For further information see www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk
Matthew