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    • June 4, 2018 9:51 AM EDT
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      Thinking of starting in steam?

      In that case, you can do no better than make your first whistle stop at the 'Steam in the Garden' site, and order the 'Starting in Steam' guide to the whole kit and caboodle.  Written in easy style by Scott McDonald and Carl Weaver, it is a really handy little book to get you on the right tracks, hopefully before you've spent any of your hard-earned $$$$$$ on something that might just be unsuitable for a beginner.  I'm going to be carrying mine around in my tote box, in case a trackside visitor asks me something that I can't quite lay my finger on at that moment.  At just $9.95 plus shipping, it's great value, and fully illustrated, too.  My only 'hmmmm' is that although the authors have included Roundhouse Locomotive Works, they have missed out Accucraft UK, whose large range of live-steamers in all the usual scales from 1/32 right up to 7/8th scale form a very large part of the UK live-steam scene.

       

      Needless to say, I have no connection with the StitG organisation except as a satisfied customer.

       

      tac, ig, ken the GFT and Pontrilas Submarine Clog-dancing Boys.  

      This post was edited by tac Foley at June 7, 2018 7:23 AM EDT
    • June 6, 2018 4:49 PM EDT
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      Uh oh ...

       

      Funny how help has always arrived a tad late ... C'est la Vie!

      I forged ahead and purchased a Ruby kit, I got the whole kit, but I don't see a caboodle! Oh My!

      I'm waiting for some clear and clean work bench space for the assembly. Could be a while.

      Thanks for the tips.

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • June 6, 2018 6:40 PM EDT
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      Take your time, and get ahold of a nice thick piece of glass to face-up the valve chests and stuff.  You'll be glad you made the effort later.

       

      tac

    • June 7, 2018 12:13 AM EDT
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      I have been working on Refrigerator glass for years, not a problem. I'll resist using my flat lap machine this time.

      Good tip.

       

      Thanks.

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

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