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Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Dick Rasmussen, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Dick Rasmussen

    Dick Rasmussen New Member

    I,m gonna try building a Steam locomotive from scratch. I have the plans for the "Newbie" from Live Steam magazine. I believe I have the equiptment necessary, vertical mill and engine lathe plus accessories. Can anyone give me some helpful hints? Thanx Dick R. PS Located in So West Montana
  2. kjd

    kjd Member

    Is it live steam? That sounds like a big project. What gauge is it? Keep the water full is all I know about steam...
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Dick have you looked around on the internet to see if you could find some websites that deal with live steam. Here is a link to one of the best i have seen so far about live steam.

    Live Steam is a great hobby to get into. I have a website myself. It is in my signature below. The Independent Live Steamers. Enjoy the hobby :wave: :wave:
  4. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Find a live steamer group in your area and talk to them. They should be helpful in finding castings.
    Find out what their standards are as far as wheel contours and safety requirements.
    The group in our area has standards as such and won't let you run if your loco doesn't comply.
  5. Dick Rasmussen

    Dick Rasmussen New Member

    Thanx to all for the replys. kjd, @ this point I'm planning on live steam, I'll keep the water full! Live Steamer, Thanx for the website, I hadn't come come across that one yet. Looks like I can get all the support I need from the model RR folks. Thanx Ray, I'm sure there must be a live steamer somewhere in Montana. If not there sure seems to be plenty on the internet. The Live Steam Magazine was very helpful also. Thanx again for the replies.
    Dick R.
  6. philip

    philip Guest

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