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    • April 19, 2021 2:41 PM EDT
    • John;


      The Thank button is currently not working.  Returns the message "There is an error occurred. Please try again !!!" and never changes.  So thanks for your most recent post & photos.


      Best, David Meashey

    • April 19, 2021 10:38 AM EDT
    • Put the engine house outside.



    • April 18, 2021 4:37 AM EDT
    • Very nice construction . . . 

    • April 17, 2021 10:21 PM EDT
    • Wow John

      You have been really busy building some very outstanding structures, Great job


    • April 17, 2021 7:01 PM EDT
    • Nice build John. That looks great

    • April 17, 2021 6:59 PM EDT
    • Beautiful!

    • April 17, 2021 4:25 PM EDT
    • Cool, a covered trestle! Beautiful work John, it looks great!

    • April 17, 2021 11:46 AM EDT
    • That looks fantastic !!!

    • April 17, 2021 10:33 AM EDT
    • Took advantage of the nice day and installed the covered bridge on the layout.

      I need to adjust the approaches and do a little work around the supporting trestle.



    • March 2, 2021 9:59 AM EST
    • A couple more. Dry goods and Coal bin






    • February 7, 2021 10:58 AM EST
    • Fine craftsmanship, John.  Those will look nice on the layout.

    • February 7, 2021 10:42 AM EST
    • Shop



      Misc, outhouses and shacks made from scrap materials.





    • January 16, 2021 3:30 PM EST

    • March 9, 2021 8:43 PM EST
    • Mark Betlem said:

      What an awesome looking live steam locomotive!  Great sounding whistle too.  I would have expected that tone from a steamer with a much larger boiler.

      Thank you Mark, I'm quite proud of it.  Its a hand made 5 chime whistle made out of copper pipe and a brass plate.  It was given to me from Bob Wattecamp, that owns the H-10.  It was originally painted black to hide all the hand soldering and other crafty joints.  I kind of like them to show, so after stripping the paint off to clean it up, I just left it that way.

    • March 9, 2021 6:55 PM EST
    • Ric Golding said:

      Succeeded at drilling and tapping holes.  Needed to get my welding done when friend was available.  Realized I would have been better to tap the holes and mount the mounts before welding them to the boiler.  However, I got it complete.  I was apprehensive about drilling and taping in solid bar of the end piece of the frame, but it worked.  Moving on to next part of project.  


        There could be children reading this post including yours!

    • March 8, 2021 9:26 PM EST
    • What an awesome looking live steam locomotive!  Great sounding whistle too.  I would have expected that tone from a steamer with a much larger boiler.

    • March 8, 2021 7:11 PM EST
    • Thank you Ken.  I've had it around the track at the Ridge Live Steamers a number of times now.  Resolving problems every time and creating some new ones.  Seems to be the life of a steam engine.  You run it until you get it tuned and then you run it until something breaks.  Lots of people do it, some do it for fun.  My fascination started when I was about 11.  Learning a lot and having some fun.  Its all good!

    • March 7, 2021 10:07 PM EST
    • Okay Guys,  Here is a link to a very short video of some success with my adventure in understanding and building Mariner.  Long way to go, but some good things have happened at the Ridge Live Steamers Track this Winter.