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Rail_Fencer
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steam locomotives
 
« on: Sep 25th, 2004, 8:16pm »
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I see a lot of people that take pictures of their layouts home cum noone has steam

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« Reply #1 on: Sep 25th, 2004, 8:57pm »
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i think its cause steam is expensive.  if i had a few hundred dollars i would have Challengers and all sorts of nice stuff, but yeah steam is expensive.  i think thats the problem.  thats the reason i don't have much steam
i don't even have steam in ho, i have an O-27 4-4-2.  i want more steam though. i'm asking for a spectrum PRR k4 for my birthday.   maybe one of the N&W things, what are they, J-4 class 4-8-4s?  i'm a little rusty on steam, lol
 
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 25th, 2004, 10:13pm »
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Ill post a few pic of mine tommorow i have a 4-8-4 in chessie and thomas out but i alo have a 0-6-0 pensy switcher in storage on an oval track in our dining room so far no room for a layout but im starting a n scale in a few days

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 25th, 2004, 11:58pm »
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   If I want steam locos I just have to save up.  Now I have two Bachmann Spectrum consolidations and a Russian Decapod.   I really suggest Bachmann steam.  Its inexpensive and its really detailed.     I bought one of those "Overland Limited " sets that come with the 2-8-0, a combine, a coach, and an observation car. They're the most detailed and well running models ive ever had!
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 17th, 2004, 4:27pm »
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Thanks I really wanted to know  I'm starting a new model rail road soon

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« Reply #5 on: Oct 20th, 2004, 11:24am »
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Start with a BLI N&W Class A.  After that, it's all downhill.  Seriously, there is a lot of steam around, in fact this may be the golden age of HO scale steam availability, and believe me, somebody is buying it.   The Proto 2000 series are some nice engines, although not cheap, I am familiar with a couple of Bachmann Spectrum engines that are very nice and available for less that $110, there is still a lot of Rivarossi stuff available, and the IHC's seem to run good and you can add detail.  We don't take a lot of pictures because we spent the digital camera money on steam engines.

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« Reply #6 on: Oct 20th, 2004, 2:50pm »
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Hello,  
You want less expensive steam?-------I have 150 of them.  They are B.B.(before BLI).
Contact me off list.
dlong@ktc.com


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« Reply #7 on: Oct 20th, 2004, 6:18pm »
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Hi All,
 
Steam engines can be acquired used as well. If you can do minor repairs, if necessary, and can have your hobby shop do major repairs, hopefully not, you have it made. The trick is to run them before you buy them and watch them closely for any anomalies.  
 
I have bought new and used steamers. All now run flne, and usually required nothing more than a cleaning and lubricatiion. I have even had to get a new engine worked on.  
 
By the way, the weirdest one was an engine that ran backwards. When all other engines ran forwards, this weirdo ran backwards. Solved the problem by reversing the wires going to the commutator. Apparently the permanent magnet was put in the motor backwards.


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« Reply #8 on: Oct 20th, 2004, 11:26pm »
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Here's my T-1 with the "Wall Street."


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« Reply #9 on: Oct 20th, 2004, 11:28pm »
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My steam roster, including both streamlined and non-streamlined 4-6-2's, and my T-1 4-8-4.


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« Reply #10 on: Oct 20th, 2004, 11:30pm »
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This is my Bachmann Plus heavy 2-8-0, my least expensive steamer.  I once had her pulling 30 cars on her own.


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« Reply #11 on: Oct 21st, 2004, 2:26pm »
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Pennsy, on some of the older Canon can motors the brush holder slid into the can, and then turned and locked via the tensioning screws, and if one got the brushes out of position before locking things down you could end up with anything from a motor that didn't run very fast (but had lots of torque) to one that ran backwards.  The same may have been true of some other motor designs, I don't know.

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« Reply #12 on: Jan 31st, 2018, 7:38am »
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* Well here I am reaching back almost 15 years to a post I wish just kept going. Liking steam engines is easy. See them run is better.  
 frank
Here is a CNJ I4 camelback rolling along.  
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/30431536@N03/38761816162/in/album-72157670794564421/
 
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« Reply #13 on: Feb 26th, 2018, 7:28am »
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Here is a steamer that is just about the Biggest ever made. The C&O Allegany.


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« Reply #14 on: Feb 27th, 2018, 7:29am »
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And a little smaller one...
 



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« Reply #15 on: Feb 27th, 2018, 12:25pm »
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on Feb 27th, 2018, 7:29am, Roger_Hensley wrote:       (Click here for original message)
And a little smaller one...
 


 
But still pretty hefty compared to a Dockside 0-4-0 or even the old Rivarossi NYC 0-6-0 I had as a kid in '70s!


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« Reply #16 on: Mar 1st, 2018, 5:18am »
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* Rogers Alco 0-8-0 appears to be an IHC locomotive. A good branch line road switcher for upstate New York. The jade green MDC Caboose a hard one nowadays to find. The New York Central equipment almost looks brand new, rugged and ready for whatever this clear and bright day may bring.

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« Reply #17 on: Mar 4th, 2018, 4:36pm »
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well, i like a nice little steamer

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or even a medium sized one[b][/b]


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« Reply #19 on: Mar 9th, 2018, 9:10pm »
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Here is some steam with a bunch of Camelbacks.
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