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Johnson Service
Backyard Train

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1/8 scale drawings for Live Steam/ Diesel Model Makers

That's over 100 CAD drawings (highly detailed "blue prints") to build rail cars, track side buildings, and much more.  Available on CD disk only. 

 

Welding Know-How
Tips & Techniques of Master Welders



 

If you are interested in learning some simple welding, this is the book for you. If you know some of the basics of welding but want to improve your results, this is your book.

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Machine Shop Essentials: Questions & Answers

Machine tools, methods, machine shop know-how and practical shop tips. More than half the book is devoted to small and medium-size lathes and milling machines

Topics examined include cutting tools and accessories and how to use them.

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Johnson Service
Backyard Train

Order vol.1 vol.2 and vol.3
 and save


1/8 scale drawings for Live Steam/ Diesel Model Makers

That's over 70 CAD drawings (highly detailed "blue prints") to build rail cars, track side buildings, and much more.  Available on CD disk only. 

 

 


The Pennsylvania A3 Switcher
A simple "Rod" engine.
Perfect first locomotive.

How can a beginner build a steam locomotive?  Kozo will show you. His simple step by step approach is great for the beginning or amateur machinist. 

 

 


Johnson Service
Backyard Train

Order vol.1 vol.2 and vol.3
 and save


1/8 scale drawings for Live Steam/ Diesel Model Makers

That's over 70 CAD drawings (highly detailed "blue prints") to build rail cars, track side buildings, and much more.  Available on CD disk only. 

 

 

 

 

 
 


Johnson Service
Backyard Train

Order vol.1 vol.2 and vol.3
 and save


1/8 scale drawings for Live Steam/ Diesel Model Makers

That's over 70 CAD drawings (highly detailed "blue prints") to build rail cars, track side buildings, and much more.  Available on CD disk only. 

 

 
       
       
  May 2015    
May 8-10 Orange County Model Engineers Spring Meet Costa Mesa, California
May 8-10

Train Mountain

Spring Awakening Meet (Work Week Preceding) Chiloquin, Oregon 97624
May 8-10 Spring Meet Costa Mesa, California
May 9

North Georgia Live Steamers

Public Run Day Conyers, Georgia
May 15-17

Sacramento Valley Live Steamers Railroad Museum

Pacific Regional Meet Rancho Cordova, California
May 15-17 Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad FLS Board of Directors Meeting & Mini Meet Shady Hills, Florida
May 16-17 Reading Society of Model Engineers Spring Open House Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
May 16
Erie Metro Live Steamers
Public Run  1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sandusky Ohio
May 17 Waushakum Live Steamers George Dimond Memorial Meet Holliston, Massachusetts
May 21-25

Houston Area Live Steamers

SWLS - HALS Memorial Day Weekend Joint Meet Hockley, Harris County, Texas
May 22-24

St. Croix Railroad

Spring Meet 2015 Hudson, Wisconsin
May 22-25 Los Angeles Live Steamers Spring Meet Los Angeles, CA
May 29-31

Long Island Live Steamers

2015 Spring Meet Brookhaven, New York
May 29-31

Train Mountain

Narrow Gauge Meet (Work Week Preceding) Chiloquin, Oregon 97624
       
  June 2015    
Jun 5-7 Adirondack Live Steamers Spring Meet
Wilton, New York
Jun 6

North Georgia Live Steamers

Public Run Day Conyers, Georgia
Jun 6-7

Iowa Model Steam Engineers

Spring Meet Mt Pleasant, Iowa
Jun 13-21

Train Mountain

Triennial Work Week Chiloquin, Oregon 97624
Jun 19-21 Lake Shore Live Steamers LSLS Summer Open Meet Kirtland, Ohio
Jun 22-28

Train Mountain

2015 Triennial Chiloquin, Oregon 97624
Jun 27-28 Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society Miami Valley Rail Festival Dayton, Ohio
Jun 27-28

Molalla Train Park

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Summer Ramble Molalla, Oregon
Jun 28 Waushakum Live Steamers 14th Annual Bill Van Brocklin Meet Holliston, Massachusetts
       
       
  July 2015    
Jul 2-5

BC Society of Model Engineers

Summer Steam-Up Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Jul 3-5 Mid-Michigan Railroad Club 30th Anniversary Event Marshall, Michigan
Jul 10-12

North Eastern Ohio Live Steamers (NEOLS)

Summer Open Meet Medina,Ohio
Jul 11

North Georgia Live Steamers

Public Run Day Conyers, Georgia
Jul 18
Adirondack Live Steamers
Prototype Operation Day 1 Wilton, New York
Jul 18-19

Molalla Train Park
Email Us

Founders Day Molalla, Oregon
Jul 19 Waushakum Live Steamers Antique Car & Motorcycle Meet Holliston, Massachusetts
Jul 24-26

Long Island Live Steamers

2015 Mid-Summer Meet Brookhaven, New York
Jul 31- Aug 2

Train Mountain

Operations Meet (Work Week Preceding) Chiloquin, Oregon 97624
     
       
  August 2015    
Aug 14-16
 
Dog Daze 2015 Johnson Co. Park, Nineveh, Indiana
Aug 15

North Georgia Live Steamers

Public Run Day Conyers, Georgia
Aug 15 Adirondack Live Steamers Prototype Operation Day 2 Wilton, New York
Aug 21-23

Illinois Live Steamers

48th Anniversary Meet SW Suburban Chicago
Aug 23 Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers -Ravensprings Park Diesel Day Brighouse, England HD22NJ
Aug 28-30 Waushakum Live Steamers 45th Annual Meet & 60th Anniversary Holliston, Massachusetts
       
  September 2015    
Sep 4-6

Chula Vista Live Steamers

Fall Meet Chula Vista (San Diego), California
Sep 5-7

Molalla Train Park
Email Us

Train Fest Molalla, Oregon
Sep 11-13

Train Mountain

Big Build Meet (Work Week Preceding) Chiloquin, Oregon 97624
Sep 11-13

North Eastern Ohio Live Steamers (NEOLS)

Fall Open  Meet Medina,Ohio
Sep 11-13 Adirondack Live Steamers Fall Meet
Wilton, New York
Sep 18-20 Lake Shore Live Steamers LSLS 2015 Fall Invitational Kirtland, Ohio
Sep 24-26

Mid South Live Steamers

Fall Meet Columbia, Tennessee
Sep 24-26

St. Croix Railroad

Fall Meet 2015 Hudson, Wisconsin
Sep 25-27

Long Island Live Steamers

2015 Fall Meet Brookhaven, New York
Sep 25-27 Orange County Model Engineers Fall Meet Costa Mesa, California
Sep 26  Adirondack Live Steamers Prototype Operation Day 3 Wilton, New York
Sep 26-27

Iowa Model Steam Engineers

Fall Meet Mt Pleasant, Iowa
Sep 29

Erie Metro Live Steamers

Public run from 1:00 till 3:00 Sandusky Ohio
       
       
  October 2015    
Oct 3-4 Erie Metro Live Steamers Public Run 11 A.M - 4 PM Sandusky, Ohio
Oct 9-12

Train Mountain

Fall Colors Meet- No Work Week Chiloquin, Oregon 97624
Oct 10-12

Quebec Model Railroad Society

Public Annual Invitation Quebec City, Qc, Canada
Oct 15-18 Big Boots & Western RR Fall Meet Belleview, Florida
Oct 16-18

Sacramento Valley Live Steamers Railroad Museum

Fall Meet Rancho Cordova, California
Oct 17-18 Reading Society of Model Engineers Spring Open House Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
Oct 17-19 Adirondack Live Steamers Blowdown Meet
Wilton, New York
Oct 18 Waushakum live steamers George Lovett Memorial Meet Holliston, Massachusetts
Oct 23-24

Mid South Live Steamers

Winter Meet Columbia, Tennessee
Oct 23-25

Ridge Live Steamers

Fall Meet Dundee, Florida
Oct 24

North Georgia Live Steamers

Public Run Day Conyers, Georgia
Oct 24-25 Riverside Live Steamers Fall Meet Riverside, California
Oct 29-Nov 1

Adobe Western (Maricopa Live Steamers)

Fall Meet Phoenix, Arizona
       
       
  November 2015    
Nov 6-8 Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad Fall Meet Spring Hill, Florida
Nov 12-15

Houston Area Live Steamers

HALS Anniversary Meet Hockley, Harris County, Texas
Nov 13-15 Manatee Central Rail Road Fall Meet Parrish, Florida
Nov 15 Florida Live Steamers BOD Meeting Board Meeting Parrish, Florida
Nov 28 Reading Society of Model Engineers Christmas Frosty Run Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
       
       
  December 2016    
Dec 10 -13 Sebring System Fall Meet Sebring Florida
Dec 12

Ridge Live Steamers

Christmas Lights Run Dundee, Florida
Dec 12 Big Boots & Western RR Capt. John's 54th Birthday & Christmas Party Run Belleview, Florida
       
       
  January 2016    
Jan 2

Ridge Live Steamers

Card Order Session Dundee, Florida
Jan 15-18

Train Mountain Railroad

Polar Bear Meet
(No Work Week)
Chiloquin, Oregon
Jan 16

Ridge Live Steamers

Card Order Session Dundee, Florida
Jan 14-17 Maricopa Live Steamers
Operations Meet
Phoenix, Arizona
       
       
February 2016    
Feb 4-7 West Tocoi & Bostwick RR Winter Meet Bostwich, Florida
Feb 8-15 Big Boots & Western RR Winter Meet Belleview, Florida
Feb 12-17 Largo Central R. R. Winter Meet Largo Florida
Feb 25-28

Ridge Live Steamers

Winter Meet Dundee, Florida
Feb 26-27
Yuma Territory Live Steamers
Galloping Goose, Rail Bus and Trolley Meet Yuma, Arizona
Feb 27

Ridge Live Steamers

FLS Annual Meeting - Banquet Dundee, Florida
Feb 28 -
Mar 6
Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad 10th Anniversery Meet Spring Hill, Florida
       
       
  March 2016    
Mar 25-27

Ridge Live Steamers

Spring Meet Dundee, Florida
       
       
  April 2016    
Apr 23-24 Riverside Live Steamers Spring Meet Riverside, California
Apr 23-24
Conyers & Hightower Trail Railroad
Public Run Day Conyers, Georiga
       
       
  May 2016    
May 3-7 Mid South Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Spring Meet Columbia, Tennessee
May 6-8 Train Mountain Railroad Spring Awakening Train Meet
 (Work Week Preceeding)
Chiloquin, Oregon
May 12-16 Orange County Model Engineers (OCME)  Spring Meet Costa Mesa California
May 14
Conyers & Hightower Trail Railroad
Public Run Day- National Train Day Conyers, Georiga
May 20-22 Sacramento Valley Live Steamers Railroad Museum Pacific Regional Meet
Rancho Cordova, California
May 27-29 Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum Los Angeles Live Steamers 60'th Anniversary Burbank, California
May 26-29 St. Croix Railroad Spring Meet
Hudson, Wisconsin
May 27-29 Long Island Live Steamers LILS Spring Meet Brookhaven, New York
       
       
  June 2016    
Jun 3-5 Train Mountain Railroad Narrow Gauge Train Meet
 (Work Week Preceeding)
Chiloquin, Oregon
Jun 9-12 Adirondack Live Steamers Spring Meet Wilton, New York
Jun 18
Conyers & Hightower Trail Railroad
Public Run Day Conyers, Georiga
       
       
  July 2016    
Jul 1-3 Train Mountain Railroad Operations Train Meet
(Work Week Preceeding)
Chiloquin, Oregon
Jul 1-3 Montreal Live Steamers Annual Meet Les Cèdres (Montreal), Québec
Jul 7-10 St. Croix Railroad Small Scales Meet
Hudson, Wisconsin
Jul 15-17 Long Island Live Steamers LILS 50th Anniversary Meet Brookhaven, New York
Jul 16-17 Molalla Train Park Pacific Northwest Live Steamers Founders Day Molalla, Oregon
       
       
  August 2016    
Aug 5-7 Train Mountain Railroad August Train Meet
(Work Week Preceeding)
Chiloquin, Oregon
Aug 20-21
Mud Creek Central RR
Puplic Run Invite Rapids, New York
Aug 27
Conyers & Hightower Trail Railroad
Public Run Day Conyers, Georiga
       
       
  September 2016    
Sep 2-5
Sweetwater & Rohr Park Railroad
Chula Vista Live Steamers Fall Meet Chula Vista, California
Sep 3-5 Molalla Train Park Pacific Northwest Live Steamers Train Fest Molalla, Oregon

Sep 8-11

Adirondack Live Steamers Karl Pickles Memorial Fall Meet Wilton, New York
Sep 9-11 Train Mountain Railroad Big Build Train Meet
(Work Week Preceeding)
Chiloquin, Oregon
Sep 22-24 Mid South Live Steamers Fall Meet
Columbia, Tennessee
Sep 22-25 St. Croix Railroad Fall Meet
Hudson, Wisconsin
Sep 22-26 Orange County Model Engineers (OCME)  Fall Meet Costa Mesa California
Sep 23-25 Long Island Live Steamers LILS Fall Meet Brookhaven, New York
       
       
  October 2016    
Oct 7-10 Train Mountain Railroad Fall Colors Train Meet
(No Work Week)
Chiloquin, Oregon
Oct 14-16 Sacramento Valley Live Steamers Railroad Museum Fall Meet
Rancho Cordova, California
Oct 15
Conyers & Hightower Trail Railroad
Public Run Day Conyers, Georiga
Oct 15-16 Adirondack Live Steamers Blowdown Wilton, New York
Oct 15-16 Long Island Live Steamers LILS Steam only day Brookhaven, New York
Oct 21-22 Mid South Live Steamers Winter Meet
Columbia, Tennessee
       
       
  November2016    
       
       
       
  December 2016    
       
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PLEASE DO NOT USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS LIKE THIS. 
IF YOU DO, I'LL NEED TO RETYPE EVERYTHING
AND I'M PRETTY LAZY
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End date (example: Aug 5, 2010) (leave ending date blank if it's a one day event)
   
   
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Name of Railroad
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