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Live Steam July / August 2015

July / August 2015 Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading VOLUME 49 NUMBER 4 FEATURES Steam on the Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad NEIL KNOPF Spirted Away – A New Home for Traverse City's 4-4-2 CLOVER MCKINLEY Building an Irregular Locomotive Cylinder Assembly KAZUO KUMAMOTO Steam's Next Generation – Staying Upright DENIS M. LARRICK Rio Grande K-27 [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:15+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Current Issue|Comments Off on Live Steam July / August 2015

Live Steam May / June 2015

Live Steam May / June 2015 Current Issue VOLUME 49 NUMBER 3 FEATURES Restoring Two Antique Model Steam Engines  TIM STRAW Building a Steam-powered Railroad Wrecking Crane – Part 3  BOB REEDY Mr. Doepke's Yardbird  MICHAEL BANKS Rio Grande K-27 – Part 11  KOZO HIRAOKA The WWII Liberty Ship S.S. John W. Brown's Steam Powered [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:15+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Current Issue|Comments Off on Live Steam May / June 2015

March / April 2015

Live Steam March / April 2015 Current Issue VOLUME 49 NUMBER 2 FEATURES The WWII Liberty Ship S.S. John W. Brown's Steam Powered Plant  T. PARKINSON Building a Steam-powered Railroad Wrecking Crane – Part 2  BOB REEDY Wooden Gondolas in a Weekend  BENJAMIN MAGGI How to Make Piston Rings – Working With Gray Cast Iron [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:15+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Current Issue|Comments Off on March / April 2015

Live Steam January / February 2015

Live Steam January / February 2015 Current Issue VOLUME 49 NUMBER 1 FEATURES Steam Powered Crane Part 1 by BOB REEDY Water Glasses for My Berkshire by GENE LURWIG How to Make Piston Rings - Working with Gray Cast Iron - Part 1 BY DAVE MOORE The Second Phase: Integrating 3D CAD into Our World BY DR. BILL ZINGHEIM [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:15+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Current Issue|Comments Off on Live Steam January / February 2015

Builders! Here’s a New Supplier Line-up for 2015!

LocoParts is now owned by Dute Machine & Locomotive Works. LocoParts has changed hands after many years of quality service to the live steam hobby. Don Orr has decided to pass on the torch to Jeffrey Dute of Dute Machine and Locomotive Works, LLC, as the new owner and operator. The ownership transfer of LocoParts [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:15+00:00 February 6th, 2015|news, PAE|Comments Off on Builders! Here’s a New Supplier Line-up for 2015!

Review: Peter’s Railway Holiday at Lunan Bay

A review of Peter’s Railway Holiday at Lunan Bay By Christopher Vine   Just released by Christopher Vine is his latest offering in his “Peter’s Railway” series of paperback books. This one is subtitled Holiday at Lunan Bay and is the ninth in the series. The storyline is geared to the ages of 6-12 years and follows [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:15+00:00 January 20th, 2015|reviews|Comments Off on Review: Peter’s Railway Holiday at Lunan Bay

Review: Starting in Steam

A review of Starting in Steam – An Introduction to Live-steam Model Railroading By Scott E. McDonald, Carl Weaver and staff   There are an extraordinary number of publications – from the 1830s to the present day – that describe the use of steam for propulsion ranging from traction engines to steamboats; from factory engines to railroad [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:15+00:00 January 20th, 2015|reviews|Comments Off on Review: Starting in Steam

Review: The Fire Burns Much Better

A review of The fire burns much better… By J.J.G. Koopmans by Neil Knopf   The second edition of J.J.G. Koopmans’ scientific treatise is now available for all serious students of the steam locomotive, particularly those interested in combustion engineering. The author delves deeply into the intricacies of reliable and economical firing of steam locomotive boilers. Stationary steam [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:15+00:00 January 20th, 2015|reviews|Comments Off on Review: The Fire Burns Much Better

Walt Disney Family Museum All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains, on view from November 13, 2014 through February 9, 2015. This comprehensive exhibition explores the influence that railroading had on Walt Disney’s life and work. It also tells the story of how his railroading legacy lives on to this day [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:15+00:00 January 20th, 2015|news, shows/events|Comments Off on Walt Disney Family Museum All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains

In Memory of Steam and Uncle Ernie

by Nick Dawes Through the courtesy of Heritage Auctions, we would like to present this interesting slice of steam-related, personal history…   As Vice President of Special Collections for Heritage Auctions, the world’s third largest auctioneer, something new and challenging is always coming up. Some challenges you want to take on, most you do not, [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:16+00:00 August 15th, 2014|history, steam engine nostalgia|Comments Off on In Memory of Steam and Uncle Ernie