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Posted by: Rail_Fencer Posted on: Sep 25th, 2004, 8:16pm
I see a lot of people that take pictures of their layouts home cum noone has steam
Posted by: green_elite_cab Posted on: Sep 25th, 2004, 8:57pm
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
Posted by: BC_and_A_railway Posted on: Sep 25th, 2004, 10:13pm
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
Posted by: Teen_NS_fan Posted on: Sep 25th, 2004, 11:58pm
   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!
Posted by: Rail_Fencer Posted on: Oct 17th, 2004, 4:27pm
Thanks I really wanted to know  I'm starting a new model rail road soon
Posted by: Virginian Posted on: Oct 20th, 2004, 11:24am
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.
Posted by: petey Posted on: Oct 20th, 2004, 2:50pm
You want less expensive steam?-------I have 150 of them.  They are B.B.(before BLI).
Contact me off list.
Posted by: Pennsy Posted on: Oct 20th, 2004, 6:18pm
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.
Posted by: RDG484 Posted on: Oct 20th, 2004, 11:26pm
Here's my T-1 with the "Wall Street."
Posted by: RDG484 Posted on: Oct 20th, 2004, 11:28pm
My steam roster, including both streamlined and non-streamlined 4-6-2's, and my T-1 4-8-4.
Posted by: RDG484 Posted on: Oct 20th, 2004, 11:30pm
This is my Bachmann Plus heavy 2-8-0, my least expensive steamer.  I once had her pulling 30 cars on her own.
Posted by: Virginian Posted on: Oct 21st, 2004, 2:26pm
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.
Posted by: toptrain Posted on: Jan 31st, 2018, 7:38am
* 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.  
Here is a CNJ I4 camelback rolling along.  
Posted by: toptrain Posted on: Feb 26th, 2018, 7:28am
Here is a steamer that is just about the Biggest ever made. The C&O Allegany.
Posted by: Roger_Hensley Posted on: Feb 27th, 2018, 7:29am
And a little smaller one...

Posted by: Henry Posted on: Feb 27th, 2018, 12:25pm
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!
Posted by: toptrain Posted on: Mar 1st, 2018, 5:18am
* 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.
Posted by: moocow Posted on: Mar 4th, 2018, 4:36pm
well, i like a nice little steamer
Posted by: moocow Posted on: Mar 4th, 2018, 4:38pm
or even a medium sized one[b][/b]
Posted by: toptrain Posted on: Mar 9th, 2018, 9:10pm
Here is some steam with a bunch of Camelbacks.
Posted by: toptrain Posted on: Mar 15th, 2018, 7:39pm
A pair of 0-6-0 tank locos sit surrounded by an SP GS5, an N&W Y3 and other larger steam locomotives. The PGW is Pennsylvania Great Western Railroad.