Category Archives: Locomotives

Transport for the #778

Dad and I decided that I’d keep the #778 at my house, thus I needed to be able to transport the loco in my 2007 Pontiac Vibe and store the loco in my garage.  For transport, I constructed a board … Continue reading

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#778 – A new loco

In December 2013, my dad and I acquired #778 a one inch scale 0-4-0 Little Engines loco.  The loco was first run in July 1978, hence the number 778.  It’s been owned and operated by 3-4 members of the Finger … Continue reading

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Getting #6 Running – boiler test failed…

A few weeks after my last post (say April, 2013) we did a boiler test of #6 and it failed.  There was an ever so tiny weep inside the firebox, where the crown sheet met the boiler plate.  This was … Continue reading

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Getting #6 Running again Part 2 – Fixing a Bind

In part 1 of “Getting #6 Running again” my father and I identified a bind in the running gear.  It was clearly occurring when the right side rods were in the fore and after positions (cylinder fully extended one way or the … Continue reading

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Getting #6 Running again Part 1 – Evaluation

I’ve been a long time model railroader.  I know little about live steam.  My father has been a long time live steamer, but had little time for the hobby when I was at home.  Recently we’ve decided to get together … Continue reading

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4-6-0 KVRR #6

Ten wheeler #6 was build by Richard Stokes of Riverside California (later moved north to Carmel area). According to the builders plate it was completed in 1953. The locomotive is based on Kishacoquillas Valley Railroad (KVRR) number 6. A Baldwin locomotive built … Continue reading

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