Mill Creek Central - Valley Division - II - back yard live steam track train locomotive railroad
More Mill Creek Central :
My 260 live steam locomotive on a nice scenic journey at Mill Creek
Central. This is part two: Valley division.
A lot of live steam action.
Two miles of track (half of total). Many buildings, side lines, geant yard.
One of the best in the nation.
Track is 7.5" gauge 1.5" scale.
Reference: live steam 3
Swanton Pacific Railroad Live Steam 19" gauge
Swanton Pacific Railroad owned by Cal Poly University, featuring Pacifics
built by Louis MacDermot for the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in San
Francisco, CA. Now residing in Swanton, CA on the former ranch of Al
Smith, proprietor of Orchard Supply Hardware.
SUGAR CANE NARROW GAUGE TRAIN, MAUI vs KLR650
A rare view of an ancient Narrow Gauge oil burnin' steam locomotive as we
race the "Sugar Cane Train" on Maui on the KLR650 at a whopping 10 mph as
she lets off some steam.
Interview with the first female engineer to run the train.
A look behind the scenes back at the shop to see what it takes to keep a
small railroad going.
Live Steam Kid in HD
A friend's kid running my 0-6-0 Live Steamer (only after I've taken a test
lap myself on the rough, portable "lawn" track...) It's not often that I
get to be a passenger on my own train!
Here, in the beginning of the video, you can also see how easy it is to
transform one of my prototype-like wooden coaches to a passenger carrying
Also, some TIG welding of a truck for new rolling stock. Note how "clean"
TIG welding is - no smoke, sparks or slag - just melting and fusing the
steel pieces together...
Instead of subtitles, here's a short note about the audio:
At 1 min. 30 sec. or so we are talking about the water pumps and bypass
valves. I'm checking the water gauge, and my friend asks "Don't you trust
the pumps?" and I reply that I want to look at the setting of the bypass
valve. While TIG welding, I warn everybody not to look into the arc, and
that the video camera won't be damaged by it. When explaining to the older
boy how I am fusing the steel parts together, he replies, behind his mask:
"I can feel the heat"...
For more info about Live Steam, see my website:
How to Fire A Live Steam Ruby
This video explores the basic concepts and methods to operate a Live Steam
Ruby from Accucraft. Many of the ideas are central to all live steam
locomotives in this scale and can be applied to other engines.
Although I have customized my Ruby you will find that it still has the same
concepts as a basic as-shipped Ruby from Accucraft.
Emphasis is placed on good preparation and we explore the materials needed
for a successful run of a live steam locomotive.
Each item and method mentioned has a reason for it such as there is a
reason that I put the steam oil in before the boiler water and I actually
have 5 or more brands of steam oil. The reasons for or against any
particular item or order of operations are beyond the scope of this
introductory video. If you have specific questions please ask them in the
comments section below. Perhaps, based on feedback, we may make future
videos that will explore some of these topics in greater detail.
Again, these discussions are purposely left out of this video to keep it on
topic with an introductory How-To guide. If you have years of experience
and own a dozen locos I would not be surprised to hear that you have
developed your own methods, but his video is intended for the newcomer.
As with all How-To videos on the Internet you are advised to take all
precautions necessary and that we are not liable for any damages that may
occur due to operation of any live steam locomotive. Always follow your
locomotive's directions from its manufacturer in order to continue to
receive support from them.
WRC Video #16.1 - Impressive 15 in. Gauge Railways
John Rimmasch visits two impressive 15 inch gauge railroads. The first in
Steelville, MO is the ATT&NW railroad where WRC was able to feature four
operating Cagney Class D locomotives. John then flies across the Atlantic
to visit the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway in Kent, England to discuss
the transition to a younger generation of railway enthusiasts.
5" gauge private Miniature Railway
Running my Maxitrak Planet loco at a private railway (not mine) in
Gippsland, as various VR models also operate. I later parked the Planet and
took the controls of a 4-car Swingdoor (Dogbox) suburban set.
The signalling wasn't able to function correctly as we had a train in each
block much of the time, so that's why I'm running red lights here. There
were 4 trains on the track, although I think we only ever had 3 running at
once. Quite disconcerting to do several laps and not sight the other
2.5" Scale Live Steam Locomotive
A few clips of engineer Reid Sipe behind MiniAcres RR #5, a wood-burning
2.5" scale 7.5" gauge live steam locomotive. This was taken in Apex, NC on
April 24, 2009.
Southern Pacific #2472 Run By
Awesome run by in Niles Canyon, California. Feel the power as the train
shakes the ground my tripod rests on.
From the Golden Gate railroad Museum Website ( http://www.ggrm.org ):
Southern Pacific #2472 was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1921. It is
a 4-6-2 Pacific type, having 4 leading wheels, 6 drivers, and 2 trailing
wheels. Pacifics such as the #2472 where designed primarily for high-speed
passenger train service where sustained high speeds were just as important
as pulling capability. Pacifics were used on railroads around the world and
could be seen in the rosters of a great many American railroads. Southern
Pacific classed the 2472 as a P-8, along with 14 sister engines built from
the same Baldwin order.
The 2472's first assignments were passenger trains on the Overland Route
between Ogden, Utah and Oakland, California. Crews appreciated the smooth
ride afforded by the engines of its class. Overland Route runs used the
same engine without change for 500 miles.
When larger and more powerful Mountain type engines (4-8-2) replaced
Pacifics on long runs, the Pacifics were relegated to locals and commute
service, particularly the San Francisco - San Jose run. This is where many
remember seeing the #2472 performing its daily chores.
The #2472 served for almost 36 years on the Southern Pacific. The end came
in 1957 when diesels had replaced almost all steam engines on the SP.
Fortunately, the #2472 was saved from the scrapper's torch and was put on
display in San Mateo's County Fairgrounds. It sat there until 1976 when the
a group of determined volunteers decided to restore it.
Live Steam West Valley Consolidation 2-8-0 first steam trial
A friend's 2-8-0 that started as a pile of parts from a 30 year old group
build project by the West Valley Live Steamers. It is oil fired. In the
video you can observe unloading, filling of water and fuel, oiling around,
firing up and running. The ballast hoppers were partially full of sand
for a heavy load. It had no problem pulling them. There are some fire
issues, piston valve blowby issues, timing issues and a few other bugs to
work out but it ran the first time. Tests were carried out at the
Sagebrush Short Line Railroad in Ridgecrest, CA.
Bath To Midford S&D O Gauge Garden Model Railway
This is part 2 of the Somerset And Dorset model railway between Bath Green
Park and Midford.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_w07vfeEog
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=089AtnfO5U4
Filming - Graham Street
Editing - George Street
Controlling - George Street