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Contact — 31 Comments

  1. Dear sir,
    I refer to your website re:timing stevenson valve gear.I have a problem in that
    I cannot view your diagrams or jpgs of this article.I have built a 5″gauge live
    steamer, an A10 loco.(Australian).I feel this article would be invaluable as I am
    in the stages of completion.maybe a direct link to jpgs or emailed attachment.
    Your response to this request would be most appreciated.
    With Many Thanks
    Russ Bonser

  2. Fr. Jay,
    I think it was 10 or 12 years ago when we visited you in Providence, RI. I was working for Amtrak at the time and our son Joe was in College. I retired February 1, 2012 as an engineer working the California Zephyr between Oakland, CA and Reno, NV. I like the new look to the website and will try to visit it a little more often. Thanks and if you ever get to San Jose, CA I will give you a model railroad to live steam to prototype rail tour. I think I could set you up with a priests guest room at our parish rectory. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    Bill Burket

    • Thanks Bill! I do remember your visit. Hope all are well. Not sure if I’ll make it out there, but if I do, I will be sure to look you up.

  3. Father Finelli, Good morning. I am an insurance agent in the Pittsburgh area and I am trying to locate insurance for a local club in our area (Mars, PA). The club wants to offer rides to the public on a train similar to the ones you operate. My interest is finding out the name of the company and/or agent who insures your train rides. Please contact me if you are able. David Matta, Matta, Rupp & Fiore Insurance.
    724 625 4600

  4. Live Steam Supplies no longer operates from 26 Durham Rd Kilsyth. This is a private residential property from which the previous owner used to run this business. I would appreciate if you could remove this listing from your website. Thank you.

  5. im looking someone some help im building a allen model mogul not to far on it since 1999 im converting valve gear to baker gear do u know any one that will mae the parts to convert into baker I never did valve gear so its good to change now since im going to start working on it someone that can make it for a decent about in price and maybe make payments

  6. Father,
    I was just curious when your next event is, I a very interested and making a visit out to your location.

  7. My wife and I have visited many model live steam railways and would like to visit yours.
    Is it possible to visit you folks when you have things steamed up?


  8. Fr. Finnelli,

    I live in southern RI and have a project, not railroad related, that requires some small scale machining of a prototype and was wondering if you or any of your members would be interested in taking a look at it.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  9. Dear Fr. Finnelli.. ….do you have a mailing address at your rectory where i could send you a good old fashioned letter.Thank you….Fr.John Michalczak/Archdiocese of NE A WARK. N.J..BISHOP JOHN MEYERS IS OUR CEO….AMEN!

  10. Father Jay: Enjoying your site, as always! A few comments for you.
    New England Steam Corp. is holding an event called “Touch A Train 2017”, at Washington Jct. Yard, of the Downeast Scenic Railroad, in Ellsworth, Maine on June 10th. Information below. This is not 1/8th scale, but the real deal.

    Free Admission! Sit in a Diesel locomotive cab! Ride the caboose “hop”! Explore railroad equipment and meet the steam locomotive 470 restoration crew. Blow the whistle and ring the bell! Hats and tee shirts available, H-O locomotives raffle, free Governor’s treats, and more. Meet the Downeast Scenic crews, with a special afternoon train at 1pm. A great time for families, children, and train lovers in general.
    Come get in touch with your “inner train”!
    Donations to restore Maine Central 470 gratefully accepted.

    June 10, 2017 09:00AM to 1:00PM
    Washington Junction Yard, Railroad Siding Road, Hancock, Maine or

    We have begun to bring together the 470 shop building, and expect to raise the building in mid-July.

    Last, we have recently been told, the long sought after live steam model of Maine Central 470 is in storage, at Waushakum L.S. I would very much appreciate a series of clear images of the locomotive, if somebody can provide them. If the locomotive is NOT BEING FIRED OR USED, New England Steam Corporation would gratefully appreciate loan of the locomotive for display purposes. Perhaps the club board would consider that?

    I hope the railroading season goes well for you and all our friends in the live steam hobby. My personal big adventure will be to visit the Mill Creek Central in August, to see the big PRR Q2 in service.

    With my highest regards,

    Richard Glueck
    President, New England Steam Corp.
    Owner, Reading 1179

  11. Father Jay,
    Do you have a printed copy of your instructions for timing the Stephenson Valve Gear. I am rebuilding a Little Engines 4-4-0 American built back in the 60’s and need all the help I can get. Would appreciate a copy or a link to a good set of instructions. Thanking you in advance.

    • I don’t think they ever gave timing instructions. I do have something on timing Stevenson though. Have to look for it when I go home on my day off tomorrow. Send me an email tomorrow. webmaster (at) steamingpriest (dot) com

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