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    • January 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST
    • mid $2000's with RC control.  I think direct from RH at current exchange rate mine would be $2200ish plus shipping, so around $2300ish.   RH has a 2020 price PDF file on their website you can look at, you want the pre VAT prices if your in the USA.    

    • January 20, 2020 9:07 PM EST
    • Rooster ' said:
      Shawn Viggiano said:
      Ken Brunt said:

      Where's all the snow go?


       I can see your string bikini. 

      I did the vid last week before the snow.  

      I can see the pull string !


    • January 20, 2020 8:01 PM EST
    • Shawn Viggiano said:
      Ken Brunt said:

      Where's all the snow go?



      I did the vid last week before the snow.  

      I can see the pull string !

    • January 20, 2020 7:59 PM EST
    • Man I like that! I really like the silver smokebox with red roof version!! what is the street price on these?

    • January 20, 2020 4:36 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Where's all the snow go?



      I did the vid last week before the snow.  

    • January 20, 2020 1:33 PM EST
    • Where's all the snow go?

    • January 20, 2020 1:20 PM EST
    • Awsome video Shawn, just goes to show that Roundhouse's quality and and running is second to nobody. Says something for keeping chosen models around their proven gas firing system, standardized cylinders with one of their 3 valve gears, inside, outside or slip eccentric on the basic series.  Mike

    • January 20, 2020 12:55 PM EST
    • I had the opportunity to test out the new Davenport with Jay Kovac from the Train Dept. All I can say is wow.  Ran great even in the cold weather. 



    • January 1, 2020 10:14 PM EST
    • Looks like locomotives the Navy used at the Pearl Harbor coaling station.  For reasons lost to history, the coaling station used standard gauge track, while the common carrier Oahu Rail & Land Co., every military installation and almost all of the plantations used 3' narrow gauge!  The other exceptions were Honolulu Rapid Transit (4'), the Army coastal mine maintenance facility (4', soldier powered), and the Waianae Sugar Plantation (2.5').  Not that any of this matters, other than to say I could justify buying this...if I valued my jaw!    Have fun with this one, Mike!

    • January 1, 2020 5:05 PM EST
    • Here is the new Roundhouse locomotive for 2020, An outside frame Davenport 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive.  Fully outfitted with water top up and sight glass, inside walschearts valve gear and slide valve cylinders(same set up as the Lilla quarry Hunslet loco.   I put my preorder in for one!      Mike


    • January 20, 2020 3:54 PM EST
    • Thank you Pete, I appreciate it.


    • January 20, 2020 2:46 PM EST
    • Dan, mine is 23.25".  Photo attached.

    • January 20, 2020 1:16 PM EST
    • If any of you have an Aster Reno I need the measurement of it from tip to tip including tender.  If you could do that and let me know please.  I have one in kit form and haven't built it yet but need to order a David Leech carrier.

      Yours in the Hobby


    • January 18, 2020 8:58 PM EST
    • The Deuce will soon by joined by what will represent the first engine my small logging railway first locomotive.  I will get this one when the leader of our informal steam group returns from Diamondhead MS steam up.   She is another Aster, this time their Baldwin B1 0-4-2.  Alcohol fired but I will probably build up a small ceramic gas burner to put where the wicks are now.  Mike



    • January 5, 2020 12:53 AM EST
    • Thanks guys, she is close to being back up to snuff.  Kind of like Cass Scenic Climax #9, running on reduced 125psi boiler pressure at first till the new turret was built.  They were using the turret of Moore Kepple #6.  With the blowby in the cylinders right now she doesn't like to self start(valve timing is spot on).  But once parts arrive and I get the piston rods free from the crossheads so as to remove the piston heads out the end of the cylinder block, she will be back to full power again. There were little crystals all over the floor of the cab and middle bunker area(RC gear area), like sugar crystals but a bit larger.  Had lots of fun picking those out of the gear teeth on the middle truck.  She was very very dirty, lots of loose fasteners.  But I enjoy the tinkering part of the hobby.   Cheers   Mike the Aspie

    • January 4, 2020 10:49 PM EST
    • I had to do a double take on one of those photos before I noticed it was a model!  Nice find, and thanks for restoring her to operating condition!

    • January 4, 2020 10:38 PM EST
    • Joe Zullo said:

      Very nice! I'm jealous.

      Me too, Joe!!

    • January 4, 2020 5:12 PM EST
    • Very nice! I'm jealous.

    • January 4, 2020 1:10 PM EST
    • With my departure from the smaller scales that I modeled logging operations in(cant hardly see HO scale well enough to enjoy it), I have shift that modeling to my G scale layout, with a mix of welsh narrow gauge when the mood stikes! I picked this old girl up from Peter K's estate sale.   She has a few issues that I am slowly correcting those.  I do have her running again under steam, but new piston rings are needed and a different throttle lever for RC control, both on order from Tripple R Steam Services.   A friend made the decals for me on his vinyl cutter.  The Climax is based on C&N #2, a baby 50 ton 3 truck model for 3' gauge.  Aster modeled it in 1:23rd scale, so she looks good with LGB disconnects or cars from Kalamazoo/Hartland Loco Works.   I have one of the new Davenports on order from Roundhouse for delivery in early fall of this year.  That one will become Hickory Lake Lumber #1.   Mike



    • December 26, 2019 4:56 PM EST
    • Thanks Eric! I can manage the small stuff short of silver soldering.  I really wish I had a good "elmer" with a machine shop and silver soldering set up to lead me thru building my own locomotive.  I may have a line on another fixer upper, waiting on pics, details and a price discussion.  It needs just a bit more work than this engine required.    Mike