2007 work day on the new tunnel
These are links that the reader might find of interest to the model engineering community or were passed on during some of our 'Bits and Pieces' seminars. If there is any link that might be a beneficial to add, is in error, is out-of-date or broken, please contact the web master.
Live Steam Clubs
2110 S. Halcyon Road
Arroyo Grande, California
101 N 5th St
Mesa Grande Western RR
A private railroad in the Mojave desert near
the community of Valyermo. Owner is Bill Semerau.
P O Box 3216
Costa Mesa Orange County, California
Redwood Empire Live Steamers
Youth Community Park,
1500 Fulton Rd
Santa Rosa, California
Rancho Cordova, California
799 Berrydale Ave
36941 S. Chiloquin Rd.
PO Box 438
Truckee Regional Park
(916) 716 7897
Ventura County Live Steamers
270 Mt View Ave
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
"A visit here is a journey back to the time of the 1850s Patterson Ranch--a prosperous, 19th-century country estate with a beautiful Victorian mansion and elaborate Victorian Gardens." A full size Porter locomotive runs on the farm.
110 Blossom Hill Rd,
Los Gatos, California
A locally operated 18" gauge non-profit organization for the enjoyment of the local
125 "I" Street
Located in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum is a complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. Widely regarded as North America's most popular railroad museum, there is something here for everyone! Throughout the year, experience lavishly restored trains, engaging exhibits, and unique special events. Every weekend April-September, ride behind a real locomotive!
A site dedicated to enthusiast of all skill levels and disciplines of the metal working hobby.
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Jim House visited the massive Allegheny mallet (2-6-6-2). It was slightly slightly elevated which allowed the locomotive to be motorized and show the motions of the locomotive running gear.
San Francisco, California
"The SS Jeremiah O'Brien is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty ships of the 2,710 built and launched during World War II. The O'Brien has the distinction of being the last unaltered Liberty ship and remains historically accurate. Moored at Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, she is a premier San Francisco attraction."
910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, California
The USS Midway Museum is a 501(c)3 non profit organization established in 1992 to preserve the historic USS Midway and the legacy of those who served, inspire and educate future generations and entertain our museum guests.
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Recommended by Mark Johnson, he highly enjoyed looking at the captured U505 German submarine housed within.
McKinstry Stree Station
1275 McKinstry Stree
The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world's most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.
5 Kidder Court
Nevada City, California
The 'Never Come, Never Go' narrow gauge railroad was a 22-mile connection between Nevada City and Colfax, California in the gold country of California. Visitors are offered a docent-lead historical tour of the museum, rail yard and restoration shop.
1100 Avenue A
"Rent a locomotive for a day and 'Work on
the Railroad' programs on a full size
37001 Mission Blvd
The Pacific Locomotive Association, Inc. operates the Niles Canyon Railway as a living history museum interpreting the importance of our heritage railroads in the development of California and the nation.
10933 Allison Ranch Road,
Grass Valley, California
"This historic site includes a fascinating exhibit of hundreds of Sierra Nevada gold mining artifacts, including a working Stamp Mill and Cornish Pump, the largest Pelton Wheel ever constructed."
2250 WE Water Avenue
The ORHF mission is to secure a permanent home for the City of Portland’s steam locomotives and establish a Rail and Industrial Heritage Museum. This is the home for the SP #4449, SP&S #700 & OR&N #197
5401 Graham Hill Road
Rail Excursions Await - The Redwood Forest Steam Train and the Santa Cruz Beach Train.
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania houses one of the most significant collections of historic railroad artifacts in the world.
PO Box 1250
18115 5th Avenue
"The Historic Sierra Railroad Shops and Roundhouse complex at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown is one of a very few survivors of its kind in North America."
1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 6A
Welcome to SS Red Oak Victory, the historical World War II cargo Ship owned and maintained by the Richmond Museum of History.
Grizzly Peak Blvd & Lomas Cantadas Rd
A 15" gauge miniature steam railroad in Tilden Park ridden by many generations next to the Golden Gate Live Steamers club facility!
908 Vance Avenue
Just minutes from Eureka, California, the Samoa Cookhouse, the last surviving cookhouse in the West, continues the tradition of serving lots of good food, lumber camp style! After a hearty meal, take a step back in time; Visit the Historic Logging Museum and gift shop full of relics and photographs from the old logging and Cookhouse days.
The San Leandro Historical Railway Society (SLHRS) is housed in the San Leandro depot which was built in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad to replace the original depot built by the Central Pacific Railroad in 1865. Construction of the HO scale model railroad display began in 1991. As with most model railroad displays, there is always more work to do. Per the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Kalmbach Memorial Library, the SLHRS has the largest HO scale helix in the United States both in height and in diameter.
330 South Sierra Avenue
The tourism aspect of this railway feature the Sierra Dinner Train, the Sacramento River Train, the Skunk Train and the unique Zombie hunting Train.
Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim, Germany
299 East Commerical Street
One of the Most Scenic Railroads in North America, trips are offered from our two stations located at opposite ends of our railroad line in Fort Bragg and Willits.
2150 Green Hill Rd.
Sturgeon's Mill Restoration Porject is a non profit organization to restore what is considered on of the last great saw mills of its kind since 1914.
299 Swanton Rd,
The railroad is located on the beautiful 3200-acre Swanton Pacific Ranch in Santa Cruz County. The rolling stock consists of 3 one-third scale Pacific-type steam locomotives built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and a diesel switcher.
Trinity Center, Northern California
A marveleous 15" gauge private railroad that boasts 4 1/2" miles of track laid at a 4% grade that has 2 cureved trestles, a bridge, a long concrete tunnel and a 2-stall engine house.
370 F Street
Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada’s most famous short line, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad connects Carson City, Virginia City and Minden.
5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, California
Take a 10-mile electrically powered train trip through the peaceful, picturesque Montezuma Hills over the original historic main line of the Sacramento Northern Railway
100 N.W. "A" Street
The Yaquina Pacific Railroad HIstorical Society, chartered in 1993 as a chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, operate a railroad and logging Heritage Square in Toledo, Oregon
56001 Hwy 41
Fish Camp, California
An exciting 4-mile railroad excursion at Yosemites Park's South gate on highway 41. Ride into history where powerful locomotives once hauled massive log trains through the Sierra Mountains.
Sent in by Rich Lundberg, this tip describes using a slitting saw mountinged on a lathe's toolpost to cut a groove on stock mounted in the lathes headstock.
Sent in by Bernie New who found this link useful in learning about silver brazing.
Recommend by Rich Lundberg, this application allows an earlier unmodified operating system & its environment like XP to run on a special environment on top of a current PC or mac operating system like System 7 at near host speed.
For those using or are thinking about using Propane to power their steam locomotives, here is a starting link providing some general information about this interesting fuel.
Vendors and Suppliers
1701 South 400 East
Columbia City, IN
The 'Industrial Erector Set' used by Charlie Reiter to construct his adjustable track
23638 Lyons Avenue
Live steam and locomotive supplies for 3/4", 1", 1.5" and 2.5" scale including trucks, whistles, injectors, lubricators, blowdown valves, water gauges, water treatments, books and steam oil.
Devine & Associates
Las Vegas, Nevada
4.75", 7.5" gauge steam locomotives, rolling stock, accessories and parts.
"Our company has industry leading experience in pattern making, industrial archeology, 3D CAD design, rapid prototyping, 2D CAD, resin casting, restoration project management, and much more. Our hands-on experience goes back over 20 years!"
New owner Steve Alley now supplies Gene Allen plans and parts for 1.5" scale Wabash mogul, Chloe plantation engine, ten wheeler, consolidation, Fitchburg Northern and others.
315 E. North St.
Silicon mold making rubber & urethane casting resins.
800 Valastics Ave.
Nuts & bolts, live steam fittings and supplies including new MTP taps & dies, pressure/
water gauges, lubricators, model hex bolts/
nuts, valves & MTP fittings, oilers, grease cups, unions. Noteworthy is the supply of model hex bolts/nuts.
37530 Enterprise Ct
A hard-to-find source of fasteners used by Ken Brunskil. Similar to Bowlin Equipment of Berkeley, California or Harrison & Bonini or R.J. Leahy Co. of San Francisco, California.
2624 Hanson Street
Fort Myers, Florida
Reflex sight gauge for steam boilers and Box-pok drivers for sale
Bowlin Equipment (fasteners)
1107 10th Street
Highly recommended by Rich Lundberg as a hard-to-find source of fasteners. Similar to BHJ Bay City Screw & Bolt Co of Newark, California or Harrison & Bonini or R.J. Leahy Co. of San Francisco, California.
"1.5" - 1' Narrow Gauge Scale Detail Parts For the Discriminating Live Steam Modeler."
"Bryte Rails is now manufacturing caboose markers, locomotive markers and switch lamps previously produced, for many years,
by Maumee Model Car and Foundry in Maumee, Ohio. The caboose and locomotive markers are representative of the kerosene lamps produced by Adam Westlake (Adlake) and the Dressel companies in the later half of the 1800's and the first few decades of the 1900's. Madee Kid Kar Kits and journal box cover accessories are available also."
1.5" scale modern roller bearing premium freight truck .
20811 Upper Hillview Dr.
Foundry Supplies for industry and hobby .
11501 E. Waterloo Rd.
"Cannonball ... Your 1.5", 7.25" and 7.5" gauge manufacturer and supplier of model railroad. Over 20 years experience and
200 products available. Locomotives,
freight cars, trucks, couplers, rail & railroad building supplies."
768 S Blakeland Dr
Pueblo West, CO
Clecos and cleco accessories (sheet metal clamps).
1.5"/1.6" scale locomotive, trucks, cars, rail, rolling stock.
702#, 15 Building, 3th block,
Economical & Development Zone,
Wuhan, Hubei Province
Used and recommended by Bob Cohen, this is a company who has three generations research on toolholders and have licence of import & export from Wuhan China Bureau of Commerce. Fine quality, competitive cost & great service.
4186 La Canada Rd.
"I sell kits for 1.5" to the foot through 1.6" to the foot scale live steam models. Each kit comes with unmachined castings, drawings and specialty components. Kits include cold water pump, heater tops, hot water pump, Alco power reverse gear, butterfly fire door and air compressor dummy. "
Live Steam & Diesel Model Railroading newsletter.
4992 Allison Parkway Suite G
"Electronica" line of Digital Readouts for
mill drills and lathes.
310 Jefferson Park Drive,
Very similar to the offering of PM Research.
Parts and components for the stationary engines and live steamers.
1055-A S. Melrose St.
"We specialize in miniature hobby screws in metric and standard sizes and have a wide variety of materials from anodized aluminum, stainless steel, plated and alloy steel screws to nylon and titanium."
2715 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, Illinois
"Fastener Buying Made Simple
The Fastener Superstore is your one stop shop for nuts, bolts, washers, rivets, standoffs and more! We have everything you need right here.
34,000+ Distinct Parts
All Pricing Online
No Registration Required
Same Day Shipping on Most Orders
Order online, via phone, email or fax Extended Customer Service Hours (7am-7pm CT)
Quotes Available for Larger Quantities
250 Gibbs Road
"Virtually perfect replica casting of internal and external forms with flexbar Reprorubber, the Flexbar Tirga-bore, Flexbar Posiitioning System and the Flexbar Visorguard ."
Franklin Automatic Machine Co.
Locomotive class lamps/flags rotating caboose marker lamps, tender marker lamps 1.5" scale, electric style, assembled and ready-to-use, 12 volts.
1101 Moore Road
"North America's largest materials supplier
to anyone making parts, patterns, tools or molds."
96 Cummings Park
"Providing Traditional 'Rough Castings' and Hand-Drawn Blueprints for Small-Scale,
Coal-Fired Live Steam Locomotives."
Recommended by Dave August, Darryl Huffman is a On3 modeler and has a lot of information for sale in that gauge. But he is also a source for other information including CD reproductions of old books and steam shovel catalogs which the live steamer might find interesting.
2301 Industrial Prkway West
705 Comstock Street,
Santa Clara, California
"Gorilla stocks stainless, aluminum, brass, copper, cold rolled, alloy, and mild steel in tube, sheet, plate, bar and pipe. We can source any hard to find alloys for you as well."
Two Carlson Parkway North, Suite 375
"Backyard trains are miniature reproductions of real trains. They run on batteries instead
of steam, making them easy to operate. Yet they're powerful enough to pull riding cars
with several children or adults."
Fall City, Wa
Sapon-A-max steam cylinder oil, PB&J220 pin, bearing & journal oil.
1821 Valencia St.
"Since our inception in 1983, Grizzly Industrial®, Inc. has grown into one of the largest machinery companies in the United States."
"Quality tools at ridiculously low prices and the largest tool and equipment retailer in the U.S.A."
Harrison and Bonini (fasteners)
1122 Harrison St
San Francisco, California
Used by Charlie Reiter as his source of hard-to-find fasteners. Similar to BHJ Bay City Screw & Bolt Co. of Newark, California or Bowlin Equipment of Berkeley, California
4683 Canyon Oaks,
"Providing casting kits for scale model
engine builders, drawings restoration services, custom displays, pattern making
and CAD design services and some of the best stationary engine reproductions available." His Gothic Beam Engine series
is published in Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading magazine.
906 N 10TH St.
Decatur, IN 46733
Used by Anthony Duarte, they described themselves as: "Since opening its doors Hoosier Pattern has seen continual growth in the pattern making business. Known for its reputation of quality workmanship and commitment to 'On Time Delivery,' HPI has gained recognition as a premier pattern shop."
5150 S. 48th Street
'Industrial Metal Supply Company (IMS) is
a full line metal distributor serving Southern California and Arizona metal users in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Inland Empire and Phoenix.'
Propane ring burners for the firebox of boilers.
2727 Main Street
"We're more than just metals; Service first, since 1941."
Little Engines of California
now The Locomotive Works
439 Georgetown Road
1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" scale castings.
"To provide the practical live steamer operating accessories that are realistic, dependable, and cost effective."
396 W. Washington Blvd. #500
"The premier source of tooling, parts and accessories for bench top machinists."
Live Steam Hobbiest
300 E. Sherman
Useful products for the live steam hobbiest. Email them to find out what is available.
413 Morrison Lane
Santa Paula, Calif
"Live Steam Locomotives is your hobby supplier for precision 7.25" - 7.5" gauge locomotives, including the Union Pacific Challenger, the only articulated live steam model on the market. We also have an extensive collection of reproduction locomotive and tender drawings from railroads of the live steam era."
Unit 7, Dept IN
Old Hall Mills
Derby DE21 5EJ
"Live Steam Models is an established
family-run business offering complete
traction engineering capability for today's enthusiast."
Offerings include valves, water pressure gauges, displacement & Foster lubricators, oilers & grease cups, whistles & sirens, injectors, unions & nipples, rivets, screws
Traverse City, Michigan
Home of Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading, Machinist's Workshop, Home Shop
1471 Spring Meadow Lane
Globe and angle steam valves, boiler check valve, whistles, sight glass, whistle, blow down valve, lubricator, mogul tender kit.
1318 E. Nebraska Ave
"This site is designed to inspire you to get started casting just like in a foundry."
375 Troyer Avenue
Parts and plans for a 7.5" gauge mogul,
2.5" scale C 16, 2-8-0, 0-4-0, 30-ton Davenport switcher and some 1.5" accessories.
Many stationary and tool castings such as the Quorn, stationary pillar, die filer and strong arm shaper and many more.
P.O. Box 4355
"490,000 products for your business and hobby."
P.O. Box 299
Eagle Point, OR
"Mesa Tool designs & manufactures tooling for the machinist with durability & simplicity
Pine Grove Mills, PA
Machine-it-yourself kits for a wide variety of lathe accessories, primary to fit the 9"-10K South Bend lathes. Detailed drawings and clear instructions included with each kit, as well as fast, friendly service from owner Andy Lofquist. Items include flat cross slide with T-slots (also one for the Atlas/craftsman lathe), milling attachment, and other toolings. Projects include a small diesel model and filing machine.
520 Abilene Drive, 2nd Floor
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2H7
Metal Supermarkets is the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals.
24 Cokesbury Rd Ste 2,
Lebanon, New Jersey
"Affordably priced socket screws, machine screws, locknuts, washers, sheetmetal or
self tapping screws, wood screws, other fasteners and related items in US and
340 Snyder Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Specializing in Tools and Accessories for
the Model Craftsman.
2834 Midway Rd
Shady Dale, Georgia
Graphics and Decals for the large scale
"A sixteen year member of Los Angeles Live Steamers, Brad Bluth is offering custom casting work to scale model builders."
27 Dundas St. E. Unit 8-A
Flamborough, ON. L9H 7H8
"Live Steam Locomotives (Custom design available), Locomotive Parts, Steam Locomotive Repair & Maintenance."
421 N. Sheldon St.
1.5" ready-to-roll EMD diesel locomotive,
40' gondolas, box cars.
219 Rowan Street
"Mountain Car Company was formed in
1983 as a one man operation with the idea
of manufacturing reasonably priced 1.5"
Scale Train Cars that looked good and preformed well. The company has
expanded with people and equipment while we have designed, developed, machined
and manufactured our way into becoming a large supplier of 1/8 scale train products."
75 Maxess Road
Melville, New York
"MSC Industrial Supply is one of the nation's largest direct marketers of a broad range of industrial products to industrial customers, satisfying their maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supply requirements."
Murray Design & Manufacturing
1931 NE 69 St.
Oklahoma City, OK
"We supply 1.5" scale, electric powered, diesel locomotive models, power trucks, and accessories for the large scale backyard railroad hobby, AKA the live steam hobby. We primarily model locomotives built by the Electromotive Division of General Motors Corp. though many of our parts and accessories may be used to model diesel locomotives built by other manufacturers.
Our models are built to the scale of 1.6" to
the foot and to a track gage of either 7.25"
2680 McCone Avenue
1 510 783-4688
Recommended by several members as a source for metal. From their web site:
"Naylor Steel has been serving the Bay Area since 1957! We are a customer service orientated company where the customer comes first. Al Naylor and his son Richard Naylor started a second hand store at 941 W. A Street in Hayward CA selling used tools and machinery. The company saw a need for small amounts of steel. The business took off and began to grow. In 1989 Naylor Steel moved to our current location and has been serving the Bay Area ever since. Richard's daughter Lori Naylor joined her family business in 1988."
Benalto, Alberta TOM OHO
"New West's mission is to provide a service to anyone who would like to own and operate their own steam locomotive, traction engine or stationary engine but who doesn't have the
time or resoures to build it themselves."
"The most complete resource for miniature railroad enthusiasts in the Northwest". Supplier for the Accu-Tie Rail System, Turnout & Wyes, Railroad Tie Plates, Cross Buck free-standing signal.
7824 Enterprise Drive
"Nuts and Bolts, etc is the leader in online metric and American standard fastener and fastener supplies."
21 Pamaron Way, Ste. G
"Ball Turner and other hard-to-find tools"
1138 W. Ewing Street
"The Web's superstore for small quantity metal orders welcomes you to explore exceptional metals sales and service from metal buyer's guides, to metal project ideas. At OnlineMetals.com, no order is too small
for our high standards."
5112 Graneros Rd
Colorado City, Colorado
Located in Colorado, PlasmaCAM, Inc. specializes in making this one CNC plasma cutting machine. Design of the revolutionary PlasmaCAM cutting system begain in 1994. It quickly became the world's best selling automated plasma cutting machine.
1909 Utah NE
Passenger cars in 1.6" scale.
1095 E. California Street (P.O. Box 273)
"Patton's has four divisions, Steel, Industrial Tools and Machinery, Ornamental Supplies and Office Furniture."
Pocahontas Live Steam coal is $15.00 for a 50 lb bag plus shipping.
Five Points, California
"Custom boilers to your blueprints."
Battery powered 7.5" gauge box electric locomotives including battery powered DRG&W Goose kit.
4110 Niles Hill Rd
Wellsville, New York
Model boilers, model machine tools, solar engine models, steam engine models and their accessories; Model pipe & fittings, flywheel castings, rod & shapes, tools, popular books & misc. Noteworthy is a tree
of model pipe castings and globe valve kit
6655 Ashe Knoll
1/8 Scale Train Car Kits and Accessories.
A Division of P.I. Engineering
101 Innovation Parkway
"These historic cyclopedias, now available
on CD, provide the dedicated modeler or railroading fan with hundreds of pages that are filled with scaleable high-resolution images and searchable text."
8244 Allport Ave,
Santa Fe Springs, Calif
Model gas powered speeders, wheels, cars, train parts.
12 Westray Road
Nashua, New Hampshire
Products include Central Pacific American No. 173, B&O C16 and C16A, Baldwin
Mogul & Consolidation, SD & GP diesels,
25-ton diesel switcher.
59 Miles Road, Unit A
Mound House, NV
"We specialize in Live Steam Locomotives and Accessories for the Live Steam Hobby."
This is the link to the LS Manufacturing mentioned on the nelsonslocomotive.com web site.
4030 Garner Rd.
"Since 1985, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Inc.
has been providing quality Industrial
Products and Fasteners at competitive prices."
32215-D Dunlap Blvd
Beginners train set, locomotive, car and
"Widely accepted as being the world's
largest stockist of model enginering supplies."
9961 Buck Rd.
Marty Knox offers the live steamer complete boiler services including design, build, inspect and repair.
Builders of custom steam whistles.
1475 Yosemite Avenue
San Francisco, California
Brass and copper sales, fasteners of all kinds Contact Karen or Russell. Suggested by Michael Smith. R.J. Leahy is similar to BHJ Bay City Screw & Bolt Co of Newark, California, Bowlin Equipment of Berkeley, California or Harrison & Bonini or R.J. Leahy Co. of San Francisco, California.
760 W. Ventura Blvd
7.5", 12", 15" gauge steam, propane, gas-powered locomotives, rolling stock, accessories, parts, tracks, signals and miscellaneous items.
Midway City, California
7054 C.R. 521
Signals & Structures, all scales, all types.
1016 Irma Lane
1.5" scale castings for class 'B' 2-truck or class 'C' 3-truck shay.
52023 Yale Road
Rosedale, BC Canada
Digital Read Out display for mill drill or
44725 Trinity Drive
Clinton Township, Michigan
Slater Tools Inc. offers the largest variety of internal and external rotary broaches, also known as wobble broaches.
8005 Ore Knob Drive
Custom decals & paint masks, patterns for castings, engraved builder's and number plates. Also 2.5" scale hoppers, flat cars,
tank cars, box cars and cabooses.
Darjeeling B-Class Plans in 7.5" or 7.25" gauge.
SteamCad is a collection of free AutoCad© Line Drawings of steam locomotives and tenders.
Staverton, Cheltenham, GL51 0UX
"The Society is established for the purpose
of promoting 7¼" and 7½" gauge railways,
in particular to meet for rallies, publish a magazine, improve liason with the trade and to undertake such activities as may from
time to time be incidental and conducive to the attainment thereof."
Stephenson Machine Industries
1090 NE Delta School Road
Lee's Sumimit, Mo
Bettendor Trucks for 7.25" or 7.5" gauge track.
P.O. Box 101
Valley Springs, CA
3474 Toyon Circle, Unit 255
Used by Anthony Duarte, "Sunset Foundry is a job-shop foundry specializing in gray iron castings from ounces to hundreds of pounds. They can handle prototypes, small and medium sized production runs. For special purposes, they can make castings from originals or from loose patterns. Their pattern maker can turn a drawing into a production pattern."
367-A Beckett Place
Grover Beach, Calif
Exquistic injectors, safety valves, check valves, steam valves, pipe fittings, cylinder cocks, and several other accessory items
for live steam models.
12419 E. Nightingale Lane
"Taig Micro Machines and Accessories"
Tanksi Model Engineering
8927 Notre Dame Drive
Eden, New York
3/4" Scale Raritan drawings and casting.
48621 Warm Srpings Blvd
Found by Rich Croll, who was looking for a device to help him rerail a derailed locomotive, they sell a 2.5/5 ton hydraulic Toe Jack which seems ideal. Very substantial & heavy duty, the price seems quite reasonable.
Much better than a scissors jack.
204 Moravian Valley Rd
"With more than half a ton of iron behind it, the PNCN 1100 Series 3 has the precision and rigidity you need. Whether your work requires milling intricate linkages, heavy casting or complex 3 dimensional reproductions, this 3 axis CNC mill is ready when you are."
"The Ultimate Steam Page" - Steam locomotive Information Resource
PO Box 541550
Flushing, New York
A metalworking tools & industrial supplies company like MSC or Enco. Has the
Mitee-Bite 5C Collet Stop Model #10105, Order number 69-600-020; $27.49 for a 24” long piece.
Waterjet service used by members to cut
out locomotive frames.
934 E. Victor Rd.
P.O. Box 537
Lodi, CA 95241
(209) 368-5137 or (800) 368-5140
Used by member Loren Byron to cast a production run of tractor tread shoe plates, this is a "Manufacturer of Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum and Cast Iron castings. We specialize in castings ranging from 1oz. to 100lbs. Some of the services offered; Machining, Heat Treating, Plating, Painting & Testing."
They don't do "one-offs", so this might not be something that a live steamers could utilize.
Winton Locomotive Company
See Mammoth Locomotive Works
4690 Apple Valley Drive
"Our mission at Zoket is to simply solve your problem. While we're not equipped to put together a new design for the space shuttle, we can solve your small to medium design problems - From analog circuits, wiring harnesses and micro controllers to RF components, data links and 1.5" railroad products."