Jan-Eric Nyström

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Jan-Eric Nyström (born July 24, 1951 Helsinki) is a Finnish animator and film maker. Since the 1970's he has animated several award-winning children's films (including "The Kidnapping", 1974), and hundreds of cartoon animations and commercials.

Jan-Eric completed his first live steam project in 2002, a Baldwin 4-4-0 live steam locomotive in 1-1/2 inch scale. He is a contributing editor for Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading.

Jan-Eric Nyström, reduced to 1-1/2 inch scale, in his Baldwin 3003


Baldwin 3003

Download "Jan-Eric Nystrom's Baldwin 3003" - An IBLS Wandering Locomotive Book (PDF, Version 2014/02/14)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Vintage pictures of the Baldwin 4-4-0s
  • Track Design
  • Old Drawings from 1875
  • Driving Wheels
  • Cutting, Soldering, Welding the Frame
  • Front Bogie
  • Rods & Brasses
  • Eccentrics & Bearings
  • Builder's & Number Plates
  • Axle Boxes & Suspension
  • Perspective Correction of Snapshot
  • Links by Grinding, Hangers, Rockers etc
  • Crosshead Pump
  • Tender Pump
  • Reversing Shaft, Levers etc
  • Eccentric Straps
  • Casting - First Attempt
  • Successful Casting
  • Machining the Wheels
  • Quartering the Drivers
  • Driver Assembly
  • Building the Cab
  • Fabrication of the Cylinders
  • Piston and Crosshead
  • Slide Valves
  • It's Taking Shape!
  • Cowcatcher
  • Tender Stuff
  • The Smokestack
  • First Test
  • A Few Burning Thoughts
  • The Tender is Taking Shape
  • Sievert Burner
  • Propane Car
  • New Valve Plates
  • Boiler Making
  • Hydro Testing
  • Water Gauge
  • Safety Valve
  • Superheater
  • Improved Burners
  • First Steam!
  • Slight Technical Problems
  • Steam Domes
  • Loco Stretcher
  • Another 3003 Model
  • New Burners
  • Improved Superheater
  • Autopsy of a Loco
  • Photo Shopping


Video of Jan-Eric's Baldwin 3003 in August 2003, just one year after "first steam".



10 Wheeler

Letter from Jan-Eric Nyström to Kenneth Shattock, 6 February 2016:

I thought that you might want to have a picture of my latest LS loco, the 999 Ten-wheeler, so I enclose one.
I built the loco in 2006-2012, and it won the "Best of Show" at the 2015 Helsinki "Model Expo". The loco weighs about 400 lbs, the tender about 100 lbs. I usually run it at our Railway Museum during special event days every summer.
All the best from Finland - now it's only just below freezing, but a couple of weeks ago it was -20C/-5F !
Jan-Eric
Jan-Eric Nystrom's 10 Wheeler #999.