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Adventure of a Ten-Wheeler

by Neil Knopf Several days ago, I was reading of promotions put on by the Union Pacific Railroad. Much to my surprise, there on the “project photos” page (http://www.up.com/whatdidyoubuild/photos.shtml) was a photo of a locomotive I thought I recognized. A quick email was sent to Chris Brew of Vancouver, Washington, to see if his was [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|PAE, projects|Comments Off on Adventure of a Ten-Wheeler

Reclaiming a Worn-out 1/8 scale Wheelset

by W. Ross Crawford First, measure the distance between the front and the rear wheels to see if the axles are parallel. Then, check to see if the wheels are the same size. Any differences will cause flange wear on one wheel. If there are no centers in the axles, install them now insuring they [...]

By | August 15th, 2014|projects, tips|Comments Off on Reclaiming a Worn-out 1/8 scale Wheelset

Into Steam? Need a Project? Pass Along Email

We’ve just released The Steam Engines of Ray HasBrouck for your latest steaming endeavor! Spiral bound and containing 112 pages of details, Ray’s book will provide you with all the information you’ll need to build any or all of the following steam engines. One-cylinder Double-acting Open column 2-1/4" x 3" stroke One-Flea-Power "Little Boy" 1/8" [...]

By | August 4th, 2014|projects|Comments Off on Into Steam? Need a Project? Pass Along Email

Making Locomotive Building Easier – Wheels (Pass Along Email)

There are a few shop-type jobs for which I have little patience; topping the list are chain-drilling and hacksawing. Drilling a 3/16" hole in a 1/2" piece of steel is not a big deal. It might take you up to a minute – no sweat. Needing to do it forty or fifty more times to [...]

By | October 27th, 2013|projects|Comments Off on Making Locomotive Building Easier – Wheels (Pass Along Email)

Rio Grande K-27: Pass Along Email

by Neil Knopf, Editor "When talking about narrow-gauge steam locomotives, almost everyone refers to the engines of the Denver & Rio Grande Western as an example of the most popular ones." Kozo Hiraoka explains as he begins the introduction of his next locomotive series starting in the July/August issue of Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading. [...]

By | May 16th, 2013|projects|Comments Off on Rio Grande K-27: Pass Along Email