Check out our new section with Live Steam Videos in the menu bar. Just select a video link in the menu bar, under “Video”. If you have a video you would Continue reading →
Have you seen this locomotive? This locomotive was stolen from a member of Waushakum Live Steamers in Holliston, MA. It was taken out of a person’s home. If you have any information about the whereabouts of this locomotive, please send me an eMail!
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The update to this website has been completed almost seamlessly, although I am still transferring all of the galleries. Please let me know what you think of the new site. You can drop me an eMail or leave a comment on Continue reading →
I always know that summer is over when we reach the Annual WLS Meet Weekend. This past weekend was our annual meet weekend. Check out the pictures in the gallery. If you have any pictures to share, just send them to me in an eMail. For more information about WLS, visit Waushakum Live Steamers.
Stevenson Valve Gear
In 1841 two employees in Stephenson’s locomotive works, draughtsman William Howe and pattern-maker William Williams, suggested the simple expedient of replacing the gabs with a vertical slotted link, pivoted at both ends to the tips of the eccentric rods.
(November 7, 2007)
Stage 1 and 2 contain the frame and drive wheels.
The frame is beautiful. It is probably made on a CNC and is powder coated. It is held together in four places – the front and read frame spreaders. There is also a spreader that holds the front spring Continue reading →
(November 2, 2007)
The first section of the locomotive included everything necessary to build the entire kit.
Typical OS fashion, the kit is immaculate – everything is done with great thought and precision. My first order arrived just about two weeks after I placed it.
I have always loved the early American style locomotive. In fact, my fist project was a 1-1/2” scale American 4-4-0. My next locomotive was the 3/4” gauge OS Porter. I purchased this as a kit from an older gentleman who never finished it and just enjoyed looking at a partly assembled locomotive on his dresser each morning. He finally decided to part with it and I was the lucky one to get this
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Here are a few pictures of my Little Engines, Baldwin Mogul during her first steam-up. I plan on rebuilding this locomotive in the future and selling her. The track is the Waushakum
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