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:: [https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=105288 Van Anderson]
 
:: [https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=105288 Van Anderson]
  
: Look up [[IBLS]]. It's the [[NMRA]] of large scale.
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: 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.
  
:: John Doyle
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:: 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.
 
: 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.
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== Meets ==
 
== Meets ==
 
[[File:RMLS-- Art Wegner, running his 3.5-in. ga. 4-4-2 Atlantic Loco at Squires' Track, C. Spgs, CO, June 1961 (Photo by Ken Scheer) reduced.jpg|thumb|right|300px|[[Arthur Wegner]] running his 3.5 inch gauge 4-4-2 Atlantic loco at [[J. B. Squires]]' track, Colorado Springs, CO, June 1961.  Photo by [[Ken Scheer]].]]
 
[[File:RMLS-- Art Wegner, running his 3.5-in. ga. 4-4-2 Atlantic Loco at Squires' Track, C. Spgs, CO, June 1961 (Photo by Ken Scheer) reduced.jpg|thumb|right|300px|[[Arthur Wegner]] running his 3.5 inch gauge 4-4-2 Atlantic loco at [[J. B. Squires]]' track, Colorado Springs, CO, June 1961.  Photo by [[Ken Scheer]].]]
* [http://adirondacklivesteamers.org/ Adirondack Live Steamers Fall Meet], September 12 to 15, 2019
 
 
* [http://adirondacklivesteamers.org/ Adirondack Live Steamers Blowdown Meet], October 18 to 20, 2019
 
* [http://adirondacklivesteamers.org/ Adirondack Live Steamers Blowdown Meet], October 18 to 20, 2019
 
* [http://hals.org/meets18.html Houston Area Live Steamers Anniversary Meet], November 7 to 10, 2019
 
* [http://hals.org/meets18.html Houston Area Live Steamers Anniversary Meet], November 7 to 10, 2019
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== Features ==
 
== Features ==
  
'''[[SD35|Dick Poole just completed another SD-45]]'''
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'''[[Interference fit|Dr. Evans Speaks Out on Interference Fit]]'''
  
'''[[Bill_Van_Brocklin#Loco_8|Bill Van Brocklin's No 8 Under Steam Again!]]'''
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'''[[Norman_Steele#711_Restored|Joe Cordelle restores Norman Steele's Atlantic No. 711]]'''
  
'''[[Southwestern_Live_Steamers#Falfurrias_Meets|August 31, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Live Steam Meet in Texas]]'''
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'''[[Building Tank Cars|Remembering Gary Brothers: Tank Cars]]'''
  
'''Check out Dick Poole's [[PRR Hopper Car]]. Its for sale!'''
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'''[[Charles_S._Purinton#Minnie|Charlie Purinton's "Minnie"]]'''
  
'''New photos of [[The Little Texas & Pacific Sunshine Special]]'''
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'''[[Steam Locomotive Drawings|New! A comprehensive list of steam locomotive drawings]]'''
  
'''[[Haskins Shops Airslide Hopper]]'''
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'''[[3/4 Inch Scale Registry|Bill Yoder's 3/4 inch scale registry dated 22 Dec 2019 has grown to over 591 entries in 15 files!]]'''
  
'''[[Water_gauge#Calculating_Water_Gauge_Height|Jeffrey G. Hook has provided an additional spreadsheet documenting a Water Gauge height locating method by Lima]]'''
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'''[[Portable Track for a Christmas Train]]'''
  
'''[[3/4 Inch Scale Registry|Bill Yoder's 3/4 inch scale registry has grown to over 558 entries in 15 files!]]'''
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'''[[Brake_shoe#Plastic_Brake_Shoes|Plastic Brake Shoes?]]'''
  
'''[[Water_gauge#Calculating_Water_Level_with_Grade|Jeffrey G. Hook has provided a spreadsheet for calculating the maximum grade for a steam locomotive.]]'''
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'''[[Kenneth Rodig|Kenneth Rodig, former IBLS Secretary, is rebuilding his 1.5 inch scale Forney]]'''
  
'''[[3-1/2_Inch_Gauge_Flat_Car#2019_Version|Tinkerbell scale flatcar for hauling giants!]]'''
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'''[[Henry Hospers#Letter_to_Editor|Henry Hospers]] shares some stories from his time as a New York Central engine house apprentice.'''
  
'''[[Bill Dykeman|Bill Dykeman's York Central Railway: Steam on Prince Edward Island]]'''
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'''[[TLS Sander|Tipsico Lakeshore Railroad sanders]]'''
  
'''[[Laverne Langworthy|Laverne Langworthy and his Hudson]]'''
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'''[[Caboose MOW Riding Car]]'''
  
'''[[Wulf-Dieter Oil Burner]]'''
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'''[[The Rattle and Ruin Railroad]]'''
  
'''[[Waushakum Live Steamers Fall Meet 2018|Daris Nevil reports on the Waushakum Live Steamers Fall Meet 2018]]'''
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'''[[SD35|Dick Poole just completed another SD-45]]'''
  
'''[[Frank_Mann#5001_Rebuild|Update on the rebuild of Frank Mann's #5001]]'''
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'''[[Bill_Van_Brocklin#Loco_8|Bill Van Brocklin's No 8 Under Steam Again!]]'''
  
'''[[Harry Austin|Harry Austin's amazing 3/4 inch scale Hudson, with working stoker and booster!]]'''
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'''[[Southwestern_Live_Steamers#Falfurrias_Meets|August 31, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Live Steam Meet in Texas]]'''
  
'''[[Stock_car#ATSF_68600|Photos of ATSF 68600 stock car outside Albany, Texas]]'''
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'''Check out Dick Poole's [[PRR Hopper Car]]. Its for sale!'''
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'''New photos of [[The Little Texas & Pacific Sunshine Special]]'''
  
[[File:ArtDowner HollistonMA August2018.jpeg|thumb|right|300px|Art Downer’s propane-fired Consolidation is a real workhorse. It operated for several hours straight each day hauling passengers. [[Waushakum Live Steamers]], August 2018.]]
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[[Special:AllPages|Click here]] for a comprehensive list of articles.
  
 
== IBLS Patches ==
 
== IBLS Patches ==
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* [[:Category:Right of Way]]
 
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Beginners start here

This wiki contains 853 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

Meets

Arthur Wegner running his 3.5 inch gauge 4-4-2 Atlantic loco at J. B. Squires' track, Colorado Springs, CO, June 1961. Photo by Ken Scheer.

Features

Dr. Evans Speaks Out on Interference Fit

Joe Cordelle restores Norman Steele's Atlantic No. 711

Remembering Gary Brothers: Tank Cars

Charlie Purinton's "Minnie"

New! A comprehensive list of steam locomotive drawings

Bill Yoder's 3/4 inch scale registry dated 22 Dec 2019 has grown to over 591 entries in 15 files!

Portable Track for a Christmas Train

Plastic Brake Shoes?

Kenneth Rodig, former IBLS Secretary, is rebuilding his 1.5 inch scale Forney

Henry Hospers shares some stories from his time as a New York Central engine house apprentice.

Tipsico Lakeshore Railroad sanders

Caboose MOW Riding Car

The Rattle and Ruin Railroad

Dick Poole just completed another SD-45

Bill Van Brocklin's No 8 Under Steam Again!

August 31, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Live Steam Meet in Texas

Check out Dick Poole's PRR Hopper Car. Its for sale!

New photos of The Little Texas & Pacific Sunshine Special

Click here for a comprehensive list of articles.

IBLS Patches

The NEW IBLS Patches have arrived!

Only $5 each, includes postage. Click here to purchase!

Regional IBLS Secretaries

Standards and Recommended Practice

Jason Adams at the throttle, Annetta Valley & Western RR, about 1977. The lettering was all hand painted, including the mural on the headlight, by former Disney artist "Hoppy".

Wandering Locomotive Books

Articles by Category

Bill Van Brocklin's No 8 3/4 inch scale locomotive, fired by Pat Fahey at Waushakum Live Steamers.