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.
Perrygrove Miniature Railway - Vintage Trains Afternoon - 24/09/11
As with last year, after visiting the Alan Keef Ltd Open Day we visited the
Perrygrove Miniature Railway for their vintage trains day. This was to be a
much bigger event than last year as there would be four steam locomotives
in service, three diesels and forty trains operating throughout the day on
their 1 1/2 mile return trip.
The locomotives operating were:
- 0-6-0T 'Spirit Of Adventure' built in 1993 by the Exmoor Steam Railway
- 0-6-0T 'Ursula' built in 1999 by James Waterfield, working the vintage
trains. (She had just been retubed and got her new boiler certificate the
- 2-6-2T 'Lydia' built in 2008 by Alan Keef Ltd
- 0-4-0+0-4-0 K1 Garratt built by the Bush Mill Railway (Unfortunately she
was later to fail and was taken back to the shed)
- 4wDH 'Jubilee' built in 1998 by Hunslet
- 0-4-0D 'Workhorse' built in 1963 by Motor Rail of Bedford
- 0-4-0D Lister Railtruck no.54181 built in 1964
Shots included in this video are:
- K1 rolling down the gradient heading to Perrygrove
- 'Ursula' charging up the 1:30 gradient from Heywood Station up to
- K1 moving off her train at Perrygrove to take on water, 'Jubilee' is
also seen whilst 'Workhorse' & the Lister Railtruck bring out the rail
train, K1 then moves off onto the opposite line to head back into the shed.
- 'Ursula' arriving into Perrygrove Station whilst 'Lydia' can be heard
charging up the gradient.
- 'Spirit Of Adventure' & 'Lydia' are seen rolling down the first of the
three long curves on the line after leaving Oakiron, afterwords 'Workhorse'
and the Lister Railtruck are seen heading the opposite way. They are then
seen returning under the footbridge.
- 'SoA' is seen climbing up the gradient. Then only just making it, seen
arriving into Oakiron Station then departing, only just making it again she
is seen through the trees rolling down to Perrygrove.
- 'Ursula' passing through Heywood Station then seen rolling down the
- 'Lydia' & 'SoA' climbing up the gradient to Oakiron.
- Back at Perrygrove 'Lydia' moves off to the shed and 'SoA' follows suit.
The two are seen with K1 outside the shed, being cleaned after a long days
- 'Ursula' is seen shunting stock for a train for railway staff and
family, then for the last time of the day is seen climbing up the gradient
once again. Then seen from the shed at Perrygrove (I was given permission
to step into the yard and take this shot).
Filmed on a Panasonic HDC-HS60 HD Camcorder
House With Scale Steam Train
My dad built this train about 40 years ago (though he just rebuilt it, and
the stock car is brand new). The track for its current location (around our
house in Casper, WY), was put in close to 30 years ago. I've since moved,
but he just sent me some footage of he and my brother running it again, so
I edited a couple minutes of it together. This is the real thing; it runs
on coal and water.
I definitely recommend the high quality version of the video.
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
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.
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.
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:
Live Steam Trains TCME Fall 2008 Blowdown Run
Get this video on DVD:
Steamers were out in full force for the Tonawanda Creek Model Engineers
Fall 2008 Blowdown Run!