My name is Ian and I'm a new member from Montreal, Canada. I'm mainly interested in live steam locomotives. I've built one in Gauge 1 and hope now to start a new project in 7 1/4" gauge, an LMS 3F Jinty 0-6-0T. In fact, I joined this forum mainly because a Google Search turned up an old thread from someone who started one about ten years ago. Are there any more out there?
Hi, a very warm welcome, although I have no experience of an LMS 3F Jinty I am sure you will get lots of sound advice on here. I have recently up sized from 3 1/2" to 7 1/4" so I am sure you will notice the difference from Gauge 1, good luck with your project and please keep us updated. Regards Paul
Hi Ian and welcome to the forum. I was fortunate to visit Montreal a few years ago, very enjoyable. I have American relatives just over the border in Plattsburg. I'm sure you will get lots of advice on this forum, especially if you do a build thread with lots of photos. We like photos on here.
Nice to hear from you and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here. I've been to Plattsburgh many times, it's only an hour from here and has the best beach within an easy drive of Montreal - good for the hot weather we've had this year. The shopping is worth it too!
If you ever come back here let me know and I'll introduce you to the guys in the Montreal Live Steamers. I'm not a member yet but will probably join once I start work on my loco. Cheers!
JJ might have returned from his journeys overseas by now - JJ has interesting ideas and I have a lot of time for him. KeithW also is a mine of information and I'd say is a "go-to" person in terms of helpfulness, skill, and knowledge.
Actually, all of the members of MLS are great people. I always enjoy my time at their club.
If you see an SNCF 141R running on the elevated track next year, come by and say "hi". JJ used to own this locomotive, and I got it from him a while ago now.
A little late with the welcome but great to have you on board.
You may be interested to know there is a very good book on the subject of the LMS 3F locomotives and well worth obtaining a copy if you haven't already got one, It's by Wild Swan Publications, LMS Locomotive Profiles No 14 The Standard Class 3 Freight Tank. If you treddle on the internet you'll no doubt find a supplier.
Was in Montreal last year at the museum and the wildlife park, absolutely fell down and the Sat Nav failed so i arrived at Delson at 16.00.
I can never forget that young lad in the entrance kiosk.
Dont think i havent tried! He put back Anglo Canadian relation by 100 years!!!
Made me realise voting Brexit was the right thing to do
Surly wasn't the word!
He certainly got to learn some new English words that were not in his vocabulary 5 minutes earlier!!
Anyway Great Museum, and welcome to the madhouse.
Oh and a small favour
I know Windsor Ontario is a million miles from you, but if any of your members have heard of an ex pat who built a 5in Southern P class and lived around there,could you ask them to get in touch with me please?
His name was Bob Whitehead and i think he died zbout 2 years ago. I know it is a long shot, but if you dont ask......
Hello Ian SNIP I know Windsor Ontario is a million miles from you, but if any of your members have heard of an ex pat who built a 5in Southern P class and lived around there,could you ask them to get in touch with me please?
Hi Ron Do you know Windsor then? An interesting place for its diversity of cultures! I worked there for a while in the 90's, advising five automotive toolmaking companies on new QA systems. The winter was cold and the summer hot! John
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today!
The only Windsor i know is just up the road in Berkshire!! I was doing some research for his widow, but she fell off the radar following a car accident. would like to know what happened to her. Bad new is nobody in thw Windsor area can or will help Authorities,papers.radio,facebook pagers. no bugger replies except one chap in Detroit who did know him years ago but even that trail has gone cold! Nt knowing is like an itch i csnt scratch!
But True Funny Story about that part of the world Flew to Detroit in Sept 2001. You can only imagine the chaos there after the 11 sept scenario ( what happened on 9th Nov i have no idea!!)
Anyway there were three of us sheltering from the rain at Henry Fords Museum ..great place worth going if you are near
There was a bunch of school children with the teacher, and hearing us talk, she came over nd asked us where we where from
Now giving that the average US citizen thinks the UK is about a mile square ( as i had once in Arizona where at a filling station telling the chap i came from London (tried to make it easy for him) was asked My friend lives in Newcastle,do you know him?
So we explained that we lived near Windsor, just outside London Where The Queen lives in the Castle, hoping that would be enough. She thanked up,and went back to the group
It stopped raining so we carried on around the railway he has there, when she ran after us calling out
'Did you say you live near Windsor?
'Yes, expecting a follow up question about Royalty etc when this one hit us
Did you have problems getting through the tunnel??
Now giving that the average US citizen thinks the UK is about a mile square
Years ago my boss visited the States. He was joined in the lift, sorry, elevator, by an elderly American couple. The lady asked him where he was from and he replied "England". There was a pause, then she asked "Say! Do you know the Mackenzies?"