The International Brotherhood of Live Steamers promotes the "Live Steam" hobby in North America and abroad.
This wiki contains 961 articles.
- The IBLS wiki contains a wonderful number of standards for the home hobbyist to integrate into their designs in order to properly interchange with other equipment
- Van Anderson
- I feel it is my duty to pick my own brain and broadcast technical information that would be useful to others, thereby increasing the chances of prolonging The Hobby.
- Paul C. Haar, former Secretary of the Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers
- Post-graduates in Model Railroading are the "live steamers". This ambitious group build models from the base metal to realistic replicas actually operated by steam.
- Victor Shattock
3D Model of LBSC's Tich
by Jim Mullner
Harry Coventry details how to build the 3/4 Pacific "George Washington"
Bill Yoder's 3/4 inch scale registry update for 2024
Nick Edwards' passing leaves a big hole in the Heart of Texas
Catalog #9 is now available from Superscale Locomotive Company
Arch Bar Trucks for 1/8 scale by Chuck Wischstadt
Saving the Ossipee Central Railway
Inspecting Rail for Wear
Jim Mullner shared more photos, video and design files for Henry Greenly's Hudson/Northern in 1.5 inch scale
8mm film of Stan Grigg's 1 inch scale Northern running on test stand in his basement
Gerry Stuteville's Automatic Air Brakes
Chris Schieck shares home movies starring Carl Purinton, Harry Harvey, J.B. Squires and others
Building a 48 foot Tenneco Tank Car
Harry Heil completed a beautiful Casey Jones (Galloping Goose) from wood and steel
The Work of Henry Greenly
Greg Glos provided his detailed build notes for the Scotty Mogul
Moving Up A Gauge
A comprehensive list of steam locomotive drawings
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A high-quality, 6 color patch commemorating the founding of the Brotherhood of Live Steamers by Carl Purinton in 1932. The patch is 3 inches high, 2.7 inches wide.
Only $5 each, includes postage. Click here to purchase
7.x Wheel Gauge
This 7.x inch gauge Wheel Gauge will make verification of your wheel profile easy. Measures flange, wheel angle, and Minimum Tire Width (TW). Printed in durable black plastic.
Only $2.50 each, includes postage. Click here to purchase
Regional IBLS Secretaries
Standards and Recommended Practice
This heavy Pacific 4-6-2 was built in 1936 by William L. Daney, Pueblo, Colorado.
Wandering Locomotive Books
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3/4 inch scale live steam model of a Union Pacific Challenger built by D. W. Massie of Montreal, Canada.
Articles of Interest
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