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July/August 2019


The July/August 2019 Issue
of Live Steam

In the next issue of Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading, Ed Hume introduces us to his terrific handcar model. It is completely functional as well as beautifully detailed, and Ed tells us how to build one of our own by employing a few 21st Century shop techniques along the way. That’s Ed’s handcar on the cover.

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Gerald Lee describes what it’s like to fire up and operate a large-scale steam locomotive (photo above) for a preservation group in Ohio, and Jeff Hartmann provides a frugal method of making your own queen posts for wood cars.

Chuck Finnila tells us about the new truss bridge that was fabricated for the Yuma Territory Live Steamers, using a somewhat unconventional Photo 2approach. If you’re a stationary steam engine fan, you will enjoy the photos of Graham Meek’s high-speed Gemini engines.

Kozo illustrates the building of that most-important locomotive appurtenance: the whistle! His fabrication techniques result in a good-looking yet pleasant-sounding steam whistle (pictured below).

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The construction of the Lombard Hauler continues; this time, author Chris Rueby Photo 4tackles a complicated mechanism: an operating differential for the Hauler’s drive train. He devised a straight-forward way to make bevel gears that operate smoothly.

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Our Animated Steam columnist returns with more terrific old engravings of steam plants and traction engines, and Leo Younglowe is back with a heart-felt story about Caboose Ridge at Train Mountain. Also, you don’t want to miss the Reader’s Photo Page – it features a wonderful O. Winston Link-inspired photograph that is a joy to behold.

The new issue concludes with a tribute to the late Jesse Livingston in a special Final Run installment. Jesse was a huge presence in LSOR and the hobby in general, and he will be sorely missed by all who crossed paths with him.


–David Brush, LSOR Editor



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