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    • August 5, 2020 7:45 AM EDT
    • I like that!   Those starter set LGB engines are full of great ideas, you just have to dis-assemble or break apart to find what is inside.

    • August 5, 2020 6:32 AM EDT
    • We have a company around here were on the trucks ..  My boss is a real Paine ..(something like that ) 

    • August 4, 2020 3:56 PM EDT
    • Jon Radder said:

      Just saw this interesting tidbit from the Mt. Union Times posted on the EBT Facebook page...

       

      Dec 22 1905 Mount Union Times pg 4 “ Contemplated improvements will undoubtedly keep the present outside force busy all winter. The track to the engine house will have to be moved to rear of the shop buildings on account of the addition to the machine shops. A new two story station and office building, 28 feet by 75 feet, to be heated by steam, will be erected and work will begun on foundation at an early date. The present office building will be removed, the water tank is to be replaced at the same time, and the space now occupied by those buildings will be filled with side tracks. A trestle is to be placed I Puckey & Co's. Coal yard to admit of the dumping of coal and thereby save labor in unloading and delay to the cars.

      So the article is obviously about work in Orbisonia/Rock Hill.  I sure don't remember ever reading anything about a prior office building be removed.  The track must be the one along the creek with the 3 way stub switch going to the paint shop and also the engine house turntable.  

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      "A trestle is to be placed I Puckey & Co's. Coal yard to admit of the dumping of coal and thereby save labor in unloading and delay to the cars."  What a great name!  Don't think I've ever heard it before. Or at least the brain isn't registering it  Wasn't there a coal trestle about where the station platform is for the Trolley museum?  Have no books with me.  I'm having to draw on others for research info.  And my brain may be forgetting more than it ever remembered.

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      Side note unrelated, there was a coal company in south St. Louis called the "Wurst Coal Company".  Not exactly great for marketing. 

    • August 3, 2020 4:58 PM EDT
    • Just saw this interesting tidbit from the Mt. Union Times posted on the EBT Facebook page...

       

      Dec 22 1905 Mount Union Times pg 4 “ Contemplated improvements will undoubtedly keep the present outside force busy all winter. The track to the engine house will have to be moved to rear of the shop buildings on account of the addition to the machine shops. A new two story station and office building, 28 feet by 75 feet, to be heated by steam, will be erected and work will begun on foundation at an early date. The present office building will be removed, the water tank is to be replaced at the same time, and the space now occupied by those buildings will be filled with side tracks. A trestle is to be placed I Puckey & Co's. Coal yard to admit of the dumping of coal and thereby save labor in unloading and delay to the cars.

    • August 4, 2020 10:05 PM EDT
    • Thanks Matt,

      Beautiful footage of her working in the snow.  No wonder she blew a cylinder while down there.

    • August 4, 2020 9:47 PM EDT
    • 18 spent a good amount of time over on the Durango and Silverton as well. Here’s some public video of her running last year. Maybe the most snow at once she had ever seen....

      https://youtu.be/e6nqsc7CKDE

    • August 4, 2020 7:11 PM EDT
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      I got nothing but you did make me look up SPNG.....never knew it existed!

    • August 4, 2020 7:03 PM EDT
    • Matt,

      I looked through all the info I have on the SPNG but with no luck.

      Quite a few pictures but no solid data, sorry.

      Good luck with your search, I'm sure you have probably checked with Vance and his site  here;  http://www.urbaneagle.com/slim/

    • August 3, 2020 11:57 PM EDT
    • Hey folks, 

      This may be a long shot but I am looking for plans for this pilot plow that was mounted on the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge engines. I have searched everywhere I can think of with no luck. I am hoping someone has some NG gazettes lying around that may have some diagrams. 

      IMG-9489

       

      Thanks for the help! 

      Matt 

    • August 4, 2020 5:16 PM EDT
    • Bill,

      Tell me more about the beadwork. You said you use 2mm half-beads. obviously glued on, but tell me more about the process; marking, what kind of glue, placing beads ...

       I can see myself using superglue and sticking beads to my finger, or other such mess. There's got to be a method.

      thanks,

      WES

    • August 3, 2020 4:01 PM EDT
    • It's just not right for Godzilla to be posing peacefully...or, perhaps...

       

       

      Man, that is one IMPRESSIVE mountain!

    • August 3, 2020 2:57 PM EDT
    • Thanks for viewing guys, and for the fun comments. 

    • August 2, 2020 8:07 PM EDT
    • Wow Cliff that is looking very impressive, I like your roads.

      Thanks for sharing

      Dennis

    • August 2, 2020 5:52 PM EDT
    • Who's King of the Mountain? Who?

    • August 2, 2020 5:05 PM EDT
    • Rather impressive, Cliff...

    • August 2, 2020 9:09 PM EDT
    • Since I couldn't work on the mill this weekend, I did some thinking on my loading platform. Clearly, sharp objects and I are not on good terms, so  I will use a foam core, stacked two deep, with the plastic deck scribed to look like wood.  I'll cover the sides with stucco to simulate concrete.  This will hide the seam between the two pieces of foam, not necessarily be "wrong," and help get this project going.  Eventually, I can make a separate roof over the platform supported with wood (real or simulated) beams on one side and the shed on the other. 

       

      Thanks for the ideas!

       

      Have a great week!

       

      Eric