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Wonderful weekend at Paradise East 2015

By Scott E. McDonald Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Steam Scene

In 1989 Ron and Marie Brown hosted their first steamup at their home in the tiny hamlet of Newark Valley, N.Y. Their original ground-level garden railway was called the “Silo Falls Railway.” In Spring 1998, Ron — the founder of Steam in the Garden — elevated the railway onto an aluminum frame for ease of steaming.

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Baton Rouge event highlights steam

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Louisiana small-scale live steamers will be highlighted at a one-day event to be held tomorrow in suburban Baton Rouge.

The Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders annual “Trainfest,” is scheduled 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 10 at the West Florida Historical Museum in Jackson.

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Aster says FEFs have shipped

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Aster Hobby USA LLC said on Sept. 1 that kits for its live-steam model of the Union Pacific FEF 4-8-4 have shipped from the factory in Japan and that the ready-to-run versions were to have shipped on Sept. 4.

Additionally, the distributor said it has secured "a few extra" of the FEF kits in the black livery; all the black livery No. 844 ready-to-run and greyhound livery No. 837 kits and ready-to-run are sold out, Aster USA said.

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Static park loco to be restored

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Council members in Colorado Springs, Colo., voted in March to approve a lease to send a historic 1883 steam locomotive, that has been on display in a city park since 1938, to a Colorado heritage railroad for restoration and operation.

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Chinese ‘Big Boy’ in 1:32 scale

Friday, July 17, 2015

Live-steam locomotive manufacturer Wuhu Arts & Crafts Co. Ltd. of Anhui, China, said late last year it would build a 1:32-scale model of the China Railways’ QianJin 2-10-2, known because of its wheel arrangement as the “Big Boy” of China.

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