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7.5" Gauge Live Steam Locomotive

Just a few clips of MiniAcresRR #5, a wood burning 2.5" scale 7.5" gauge live steam locomotive in Apex, NC at a private train track.


 


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7.25in Gauge Live Steam action during Parklands Week 2011
The annual Parklands Week when members of the 71/4in Gauge Society meet on the Parklands Railway in norfolk, UK for a week-long miniature steam & electric loco festival.





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.





live steam train railroad locomotive track 7.5" gauge 1.5" scale pulling passengers
More live steam videos at: http://www.lezebre.eu/hobby/live%20steam%20track/photo%20gallery%20live%20s team%20track%20001.htm My 260 live steam Little Engine making a double loop at the Cinder Sniffers track. Track 7.5" gauge 1.5" scale.





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 car. 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: http://sparetimelabs.com/animato/animato/steam/





5 inch Gauge Freelance 4-10-2 "Innovare" Live steam
"Innovare" is based on 9F running gear weighing in at 360 pounds which gives the engine amazing pulling power. The boiler is silver soldered with four one inch diameter superheater flues, 24 half inch diameter flue tubes and a 100psi working pressure. Feed by twin injectors with steam-operated water valves. Variable blast nozzle, with Exhaust diverter allowing the blast nozzle to be by-passed under light load conditions, with the fire controlled entirely by the blower. Cylinders are in cast iron with piston valves actuated by Walschaert's gear with pole reverser in the cab. The reverser has notches for all forward gear positions, with a hinged gate and interlocking lever which prevents reverse being inadvertently engaged - all parts are in silver steel, heat treated. There is a cylinder pre-heat valve in the cab. Wheels run in needle roller bearings - there are no horn blocks, the axles run in cannon boxes sandwiched between substantial frame spacers with lateral control by a central spigot. The engine is comprehensively equipped with lubricators, gathered into functional groups. The cab is comrehensively fitted out and includes - along with the more usual controls - lubricator line pressure gauge, external air blower valve (for starting), vacuum limit valve, variable blast control, Exhaust diverter valve and hand pump stop valve. There is a large chime whistle fitted horizontally under the locomotive which produces a fine note. Compensated vacuum braking to all coupled wheels, with vacuum ejector and brake valve for train.





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.





Shay Locomotive Cab Ride - Westside Lumber 12
Shay Days at the Colorado Railroad Museum - more info at http://www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org/





Mini Acres RR - 7.5" guage locomotive
This was the first locomotive tested on the first section of track at Mini Acres RR. The locomotive is a 1.5" scale 7.5" gauge diesel replica powered by a gasoline engine over hydraulic system. In this clip you can see this diesel being driven on about 700' of completed track including a pass through a 120' tunnel.





1/3 scale Darjeeling Himalayan Railway B-Class Steam Locomotive in 7.25" gauge
This beautiful locomotive was built by John Heald of Rotorua, New Zealand. In this video we take the B-Class out for a typical day at the track, including a sequence of loading the engine onto a custom made trailer towed behind a Honda Jazz (Fit) with CVT. Then it's off to the beautiful River Edge Park Railway in Whakatane, New Zealand. We also take a look at stability of this remarkable locomotive under high speeds using on board cameras. Special adjustable Danly coil springs prevent the locomotive from porpoising; the leaf springs are dummy and just for show. Plans and castings will be made available for this locomotive, if you are interested check out our website at www.sonadaworks.com.





Steam in the Rockies - Eureka & Palisade 4-4-0 #4 on the Durango & Silverton
Now available on Blu-ray & DVD: Steam in the Rockies Vol. 1 - The Durango & Silverton http://www.steamtrainvideos.com Eureka and Palisade 4-4-0 #4 runs for possibly the last time during the 2012 Railfest on the Durango and Silverton. An authentic 1875 Baldwin built wood-burner, the 'Eureka' was lovingly restored to operation in 1991 by owner Dan Markoff. In 2013 the locomotive will be due for its FRA 15 year / 1472 day inspection and may not operate in Colorado again. August 17-19, 2012 http://www.steamtrainvideos.com





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.





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.





7.5" Gauge Live Steam Locomotive
Follow MiniAcres Railroad #5, a wood burning 2.5" scale 7.5" gauge steam locomotive around a private track in Apex, NC.





7 1/2" Gauge Model Railroad
Several clips set to music of multiple 1.5" scale 7.5" gauge diesel and live steam locomotives taken on April 28, 2012 at a private track in Apex, NC. The main locomotive shown is a wood burning 2.5" scale live steam locomotive.





Bitter Creek Narrow Gauge Meet 2008
It's a big country! 2 1/2" and 3 3/4" scale live steam locomotives on the finest private track in California. HD version: http://www.vuze.com/details/EVKC5NKYJ5I3ZUFIMQJPI4YFLJ4C5IWM.html




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