Sunday, June 9, 2024


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  I recently purchased a new Live Steam locomotive from a friend during a get together.  He had never used it so it is essentially a brand new locomotive and on Memorial Day I ran it for the first time.  After getting a few bugs out, including the fact that the port to put the Butane in was loose and leaked (just needed tightening) I ran it around my railroad.  It performed wonderfully actually except that, due to no fault of the locomotive, it needs to be remotely throttle controlled due to the grades on my layout, on the downgrades it would run pretty quickly.  In the image you can see my winter project, I scratch-built the water tower.  The ladder was 3D printed.  I based it off a Rio Grande style one.  I have a video of the engine running in this area on YouTube if you would like to watch.  More info is there as well.