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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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Steamup clinics to feature historian

Friday, June 26, 2015

Clinics that address a wide variety of railroad topics — ranging from building boilers for small-scale live steam engines to early 20th Century railroading in Nevada — will be covered at the National Summer Steamup, to be held July 15-19 in suburban Sacramento, Calif.

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