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News: American Precision Museum Show

American Precision Museum will be presenting their 15th annual model engineering show at their facility in Windsor, Vermont on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Running from 9 AM to 4PM, the museum will be offering exhibits, demonstrations and activities for the whole family. The American Precision Museum is located at 196 Main Street and the Windsor Recreation [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:16+00:00 August 15th, 2014|news, shows/events|Comments Off on News: American Precision Museum Show

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 | 2016-05-05T11:18:04+00:00 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 | 2016-05-05T11:31:15+00:00 October 27th, 2013|projects|Comments Off on Making Locomotive Building Easier – Wheels (Pass Along Email)

Tools in the Shop – Please Don’t Reshelve the Books! Live Steam Pass Along Email

by Denis Larrick At a track meet last month, I had an opportunity to chat with one of our authors about many subjects connected with our hobby of live steaming. During the conversations, one item in particular came up that struck me as being very handy, almost one of those “Why didn’t I think of [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:16+00:00 July 24th, 2013|tips|Comments Off on Tools in the Shop – Please Don’t Reshelve the Books! Live Steam Pass Along Email

Enjoy Trains? Steam Locomotives (Pass Along Email)

A good part of the maturing population remembers a time when nearly every town had its own depot. Train time was almost a community affair; families would greet the travelers or send them off with hugs and waves, kids would ride their bikes for blocks to see the train, old-timers would watch through faded eyes [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:16+00:00 June 23rd, 2013|travel|Comments Off on Enjoy Trains? Steam Locomotives (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 | 2016-05-05T11:30:12+00:00 May 16th, 2013|projects|Comments Off on Rio Grande K-27: Pass Along Email

Ride a Train: Pass Along Email 4-13

by Neil Knopf, Editor Great news! This spring, the Great Northern & Cascade Railroad will begin operations on a brand new track at Skykomish, Washington. After months of planning and hard work, the fruits of their efforts will take place on May 4, 2013. Their story is one for the history books... How a town [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:05:16+00:00 April 28th, 2013|tracks|Comments Off on Ride a Train: Pass Along Email 4-13