I love my live steamers, but the sparkies need some winter love, too
On the layout, when I first put track down, I poured concrete to set it on. I thought this was the best way to keep the track from settling and to prevent the ballast mixing in with the soil under the ties. I built and leveled forms and poured concrete to form the roadbed. Trains have been running on it fine since then. However…
That’s my son in the background, singing a little silly song
Bought this a week or two ago–here’s the first run on the layout.
I’ve finally managed to sort out my throttle problem with my live steam locomotive, and sent it around a couple of time.
I’m looking into live steam, having had my interest piqued by some posts on forums I’m reading. One possible choice for a first live steam loco would be the Roundhouse Billy as seen here;