Restoration of #470 – update

Dick Glueck, president of New England Steam Corporation sent me some news and pictures on the restoration of Maine Central #470. We have begun to remove the rods and make her ready for easier towing around the yard. Wherever it is, … Continue reading →

Mountain Division Extension – update 06

Today, I just about completed the grade from the future trestle to the top of the grade. Originally thought the grade would be 2%, but I think we have it down to 1-1/2%. I hope to finish that section tomorrow … Continue reading →

Melted grates

This past weekend, we had our annual meet at Waushakum Live Steamers. On Friday and Saturday, I had a difficulty keeping steam on my consolidation. While punching my tubes, it was discovered that one of the drive pipes from the … Continue reading →

New Ash Pan

A while back, I did a post on the maintenance I’ve been doing to my Consolidation. Good news is, it’s almost finished. This week, I finally got some 18 gauge galvanized steel. The new one is much more sturdy and … Continue reading →