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Live Steam => Live Steam => Topic started by: LiveSteamer on April 18, 2006, 08:20:31 AM

Title: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 18, 2006, 08:20:31 AM
Each of these locomotives is hand fired by coal. No oil for these steamers. They take years to build them and when they are completed they look like their older sisters that have since been retired. There will be more photo's to come.

Pennsylvania Railroad B6sa # unknown at this time. Built by another member of the Independent Live Steamers. Since this locomotive has a slope back tender a boxcar was designed and built to house the water for the locomotive. The member that built this locomotive has a 1 inch scale railroad in his backyard and holds a Railroad Meet 1-2 times a year. This member lives in Pennsylvania.
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/b6.jpg)

Pennsylvania Railroad T1 #6110. Built by another member of the Independent Live Steamers. This locomotive is over 15 years and was just put under steam 3-4 years ago. Every piece of metal, stainless steel, etc is handmade. This locomotive was built after the first PRR T1. This member lives in Pennsylvania and is a member of the Pennsylvania Live Steamers as well.
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/Dscf0046.jpg)

Pennsylvania Railroad E6 #460. Built by a member of the Independent Live Steamers. This locomotive is well over 15 years old and still runs like it is new. The locomotive was built after the real E6 #460. You can view the real locomotive at the Railroad Museum of Pa. The guy that owns the engine now lives down in Texas and runs it on a railroad that a friend of his built.
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/Bobsa.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: GearDrivenSteam on April 18, 2006, 08:25:38 AM
I am in awe at all of the coolness. More, more.
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 18, 2006, 10:03:50 AM
There is alot more to come Rob. By the way all this excpet for the T1 is 1-1/2 inch scale. The T1 is 1 Inch Scale.
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: steammodeler on April 18, 2006, 10:15:12 AM
Good stuff Matt,  :toocool:
If that doesn't get the model railroaders blood flowing then nothing will. The work these folks do on those replicas is outstanding and a inspiration to everyone.
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: extra7000south on April 18, 2006, 11:09:43 AM

Nice Matt..... :)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 18, 2006, 11:29:10 AM
Thanks Guys.  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: mesajim03 on April 18, 2006, 02:25:30 PM
Those are magnificent  models,thanks for shareing. :toocool:
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 19, 2006, 08:00:58 AM
Another View Of The K4sa #612. The guy that is the engineer on the locomotive is the one who got the K4s #1361 Project under way back in the 1980's.
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/railfest2003394.jpg)

1-1/2 Inch Scale K4sa #612
(http://www.geocities.com/norfolksouthern1982/K4s.jpg)

1-1/2 Inch Scale M1b #6750. Me & My Grandfather firing up his locomotive. This is a side view of the engine. That is a I1sa sitting behind his locomotive.
(http://www.geocities.com/norfolksouthern1982/M1b.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 19, 2006, 08:05:57 AM
1-1/1 Inch Scale G5 #5741
(http://www.geocities.com/norfolksouthern1982/G5.jpg)

Another View of my grandfathers engine. 1-1/2 Inch Scale
(http://www.geocities.com/norfolksouthern1982/6750a.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 19, 2006, 08:11:20 AM
I1sa #769.
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/les.jpg)

Q2 4-4-6-4 #6131. This locomotive is the biggest steamer in the Independent Live Steamers Club.
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/q2.jpg)

Camelback Under Construction. Owner Unknown.
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/railfest2003377.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 19, 2006, 08:19:43 AM
E6 #460. Even the little ones engineer the locomotive. This engine has since been completed.
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/Copy%20of%20DSC02505.JPG)

The owner of the engine is on the right.
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/Copy%20of%20DSC02456.JPG)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: mesajim03 on April 19, 2006, 01:47:00 PM
Awesome Locomotives,Great Pictures. Thanks for posting them for Us to see. ;D
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 19, 2006, 02:52:32 PM
Thanks for the compliments everyone. Your Welcome Jim.
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: Riptrack on April 19, 2006, 03:05:23 PM
Here's one of my favorite Live steamers of all time. This is a copy of the South Pacific Coast's Sonoma, a 3 foot gauge Baldwin 4-4-0.
A good friend built this from scratch. It's 5/12ths scale and runs on 15" gauge track. Alas the engine is no longer running. It was donated to the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, CA after he passed away several years ago.
(http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/500/acm2.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: extra7000south on April 19, 2006, 03:11:20 PM

Nice photo Mark..... 8)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: loggeron30 on April 19, 2006, 04:10:59 PM
Love those pics!!!!
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: simon s on April 19, 2006, 10:52:17 PM
you have got to admire the skill these builders have got superb stuff
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 22, 2006, 10:51:11 PM
I got a request about some close up shots of the steamers so here is a close up of the I1sa Decapod #769. More close ups of the other steamers to come. ;D

The Front
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/I1sa%2010.jpg)

Front
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/I1sa%207.jpg)

Drivers & Cylinders
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/I1sa%204.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: extra7000south on April 22, 2006, 11:16:30 PM

Well done Matt....very nice job..... ;D
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: GearDrivenSteam on April 22, 2006, 11:27:45 PM
Good grief, Matthew. Looks like the real thing.
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 24, 2006, 05:56:13 PM
1 Inch Scale PRR D16
(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/D16b.jpg)

(http://livesteamer.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/10261/D16a.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: mesajim03 on April 26, 2006, 03:46:55 PM
Amazing photos of an amazing model,thanks for sharing. :o
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on April 26, 2006, 10:03:43 PM
Amazing photos of an amazing model,thanks for sharing. :o

Thanks For The Comment Jim. Your Welcome. I Have Plenty More Photo's. Just Taking Sometime To Upload Them All On My Website. LOL. ;D
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: R.C.teed 1 on May 07, 2006, 08:30:59 PM
WoW those are beautiful machines!
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: steammodeler on May 08, 2006, 01:57:35 AM
Here are a couple of Mason Live steamer pics that were sent to me a while ago. The colors will be used on my next Mason Bogie scratch build.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/steammodeler/MasonLivesteamerTT.jpg)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/steammodeler/MasonLivesteamer.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: GearDrivenSteam on May 08, 2006, 07:27:34 AM
You don't think the old guy is having fun do you? Naw...he couldn't be. Heh.
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: simon s on May 09, 2006, 09:32:48 AM
These locos are almost works of art let alone superb models!
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: Riptrack on May 24, 2006, 12:39:59 AM
Well, these aren't exactly Live Steam but they are 15" Gauge ride in....that's right, you don't ride on , you ride in these 5/12th scale pieces of equipment. These are what they now use on the Orland Newville & Pacific. (See photo of the 4-4-0 posted earlier in this thread)

(http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/500/ON_P_3.JPG)

(http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/500/OSRy_Trolley.JPG)

Mark

PS I'll post the caboose and Cattle Car Rolling stock thread.
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: extra7000south on May 24, 2006, 12:49:08 AM

Cool little critter... :\-
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: simon s on May 24, 2006, 10:39:37 AM
guess what I want for christmas..... :toocool:
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on May 24, 2006, 06:03:47 PM

Cool little critter... :\-

Don't drool too much Glenn. You might short out your keyboard. LOL.

Great Photo's Simon. :up: :rock: :whwh:
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: Riptrack on May 25, 2006, 01:02:01 AM
Oh I forgot to mention that the reason for the Anheiser Busch Logo on the Gas/Hydralic is because Superior Products out of Willows, CA. paid to have this engine built. They're the local Anheiser Busch distrubutor.

Mark
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: R.C.Teed on June 23, 2006, 10:06:53 PM
 :toocool: :toocool: :toocool: These are some really cool photo's of awesome loco's.That streetcar is the coolest little streetcar i've ever seen. 8)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on July 14, 2009, 07:18:41 PM
Ok, I know this topic has not been active for awhile, but does anymore have anymore cool shot of live steam locomotives. We prefer the Steamers in this thread. If you wish to post other photo's feel free to start a thread. :up: :rock:
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on July 14, 2009, 07:30:56 PM
Here is an update of Fred's E6 Atlantic #460
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on June 26, 2015, 12:11:17 AM
 :Update:
Here is the one and only PRR Q2. She is finally finished and has been hauling passengers for a couple years now
(http://independentlivesteamers.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/9/6/2596926/1777461_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on June 28, 2015, 12:29:04 AM
Here we have a PRR L1 on the left and a M1a on the right. Both are waiting for to haul passengers around the railroad.
(http://independentlivesteamers.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/9/6/2596926/9326873_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on June 28, 2015, 12:30:58 AM
PRR - Left to Right - K4s #612, Q2 #6131, & M1b #6750
(http://independentlivesteamers.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/9/6/2596926/3818975_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on June 28, 2015, 12:33:35 AM
PRR I1sa #4396. Former #769
(http://independentlivesteamers.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/9/6/2596926/4283519_orig.jpg?442)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on June 28, 2015, 01:10:46 AM
Boston & Albany 4-6-4 Hudson - Owner Ron Shupard
(http://independentlivesteamers.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/9/6/2596926/7652515_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: ak-milw on June 28, 2015, 07:07:33 PM
I love watching live steamers and the work put into them. The only thing that turns me off is a big guy sitting on top of it.



 :blues:
Title: Re: Steam Engines
Post by: LiveSteamer on June 29, 2015, 08:09:40 PM
Yes some of the guys are a little to big especially for 1 inch and 1-1/2 inch scale.