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Notice to the Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading Community:

As of January 2, 2018 the Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading online Forums (previously at has been closed down. The Live Steam editorial team will be aiming our time and effort towards our main website,, and our email newsletter communications.

Due to the time and energy involved in general site upkeep, software maintenance, moderation, and supervision of the LS forums, we have decided to close until further notice.

To stay up-to-date on the latest information from the Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading, please sign up to receive our monthly newsletter and promotional communications. We also encourage you to join the Bulletin Board for our sister publication, The Home Shop Machinist.

We will not be deleting data, accounts, or posts from the forums at this time, but it will no longer be accessible to the users. Should any questions or concerns arise, please contact us through our website here, or at

– The Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading Editorial Team