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A Pretty Epic Layout... I Want One After Visiting!

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A Pretty Epic Layout... I Want One After Visiting!
Posted by Harrison on Monday, July 19, 2021 7:23 PM

This layout tour is quite unusual... I never did more walking to film a layout in my life! I even got to drive... and when we stalled on a hill, the owner of the locomotive got off and pushed! Enjoy a tour of the Adirondack Live Steamers... Since the Garden Train part of Kalmbach is shut down, I figured I would share this here.

https://youtu.be/OdfJnOzJf-Q

Harrison

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Posted by 7j43k on Monday, July 19, 2021 7:53 PM

That's a fine looking railroad!

And some very interesting equipment.

 

Here's my favorite.  I brought my kids to ride it a long time ago.  And, more recently, my grandkids.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLdl7j7rTP8

I keep bugging them to make an articulated!

 

There's also a live steam club, with the smaller more portable locomotives and rolling stock.  It's right next door:

http://goldengatels.org

 

 

Ed

 

 

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Posted by Harrison on Monday, July 19, 2021 8:11 PM

I'm pretty sure there are more live-steam railroads in California than in the Northeast... thanks for sharing those!

Harrison

Homeschooler living In upstate NY a.k.a Northern NY.

Modeling the D&H in 1978.

Route of the famous "Montreal Limited"

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Posted by 7j43k on Monday, July 19, 2021 8:26 PM

You can't have too many, no matter where you are.

I'm totally happy playing with HO trains, but it is SO neat to be around steam propelled locomotives, of any size.

 Actually, "diesel" is pretty good too.

Ed

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, July 19, 2021 11:24 PM

At one time there were about six fairly extensive "large Scale" layouts in the NE Ohio area. Not sure what's left other than one called Penitentiary Glenn that I know is still in operation.

I came across this video recently and was pretty impressed with its "extravagance":

        

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:25 AM

Harrison
This layout tour is quite unusual...

When I was about your age I joined the Florida Live Steamers and attended events for several years.

I helped a live steamer in Fort Myers Shores built a 4-4-2, and that was quite a learning experience.

I ran into him at a train show a couple of years ago. He had the Atlantic on display, now over 30 years old and still fully functional. It looked amazing, and he was still very proud of it.

He asked me about my Mikado, and... well... it has still never even had the boiler fired. How embarassing for me.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Thursday, July 22, 2021 4:50 AM
Heck, you better get Cory some chill pills!WinkLaugh
 
Good to see you young blokes having far too much Fun!!!
 
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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