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  Updated October 23, 2014 

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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. 

 

 
  Ocotober 2013    
Oct 4-6

Pioneer Valley Live Steamers

Blow-down Meet Southwick, Massachusetts
Oct 6-7

Golden Gate Live Steamers

Fall Meet Berkeley, California
Oct 18-20 Sacramento Valley Live Steamers Fall Meet Rancho Cordova, California
Oct 11-13

Train Mountain Railroad

Fall Colors Meet, Work Week Preceding Chiloquin, Oregon
Oct 11-13

Ozark Live Steamers

Annual Fall run 2013 Fordland, MO
Oct 18-19

Big Boots & Western RR

4 in 1 Meet 10 year anniversary, breaking the 3 miles of track mark, Golden Screw Ceremony & FLS Fall meet Belleview, FL
Oct 25-26 Mid South Live Steamers Winter Meet Columbia, Tennessee
Oct 25-26

Riverside Live Steamers

Fall Meet Riverside, California
Oct 25-27

Joshua  Tree & Southern Railroad & Museum

Joshua Tree Season Opener Joshua Tree, California
Oct 26-27

Riverside Live Steamers

Fall Meet Riverside, California
Oct 31 Nov 3

Maricopa Live Steamers

Fall Meet Phoenix, Arizona
       
       
  November 2013    
Nov 3

Long Island Live Steamers

Blow down Brookhaven, NY
Nov 7-10

Joshua  Tree & Southern Railroad & Museum

33rd Annual Rudy Run Joshua Tree, California
Nov 7-10

Houston Area Live Steamers

SWLS Blowdown Meet / HALS Anniversary Meet Hockley, Harris County, Texas
Nov 29-Dec 1

Joshua  Tree & Southern Railroad & Museum

Turkey Run Joshua Tree, California
       
       
  December 2013    
Dec 7

Big Boots & Western RR

Capt. John's 52nd Birthday & Christmas Party Belleview, FL
Dec 21

Palmetto Live Steamers at Palmetto Railroad

3rd Annual Christmas Train Run Anderson, SC
Dec 28-31

Joshua  Tree & Southern Railroad & Museum

New Years Run Joshua Tree, California
       
       
  January 2014    
Jan 1

Cinder Sniffers, Inc.

New Year's Day Run Guilford, Indiana  (Cincinnati, Ohio area)
Jan 1

Southern California Live Steamers (SCLS)

4th Annual New Years Day Steam Up & Mini Meet Torrance, California
Jan 15-19

Maricopa Live Steamers Adobe Western RR

2014 Winter Fest Operations Meet Phoenix, Arizona
Jan 17-20

Train Mountain

Polar Bear Meet - No Work Week Chiloquin, Oregon
Jan 31- Feb 3 NE Fla Live Steamers & RRs 
(West Tocoi & Bostwick R. R.)
FLS Winter Meet  
       
       
  February 2014    
Feb 3 -9

Big Boots & Western RR

FLS Winter Meet Belleview, FL
February 9-14 Largo Central R. R. FLS Winter Meet  
February 13-18 Manatee Central Rail Road FLS Winter Meet  
Feb 17-22

Buckingham Central RR

2014 Steam Only UNmeet N. Ft. Myers, Florida
Feb 20-23 Ridge Live Steamers FLS Winter Meet  
Feb 23-
Mar 4
Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad Regional Convention Spring Hill, Florida
Feb 27-Mar 2

Houston Area Live Steamers

Chugga Chugga Chili Fest Hockley, Harris County, Texas
       
       
  March 2014    
Mar 13-16

Maricopa Live Steamers Adobe Western RR

2014 Spring Meet Phoenix, Arizona
       
       
  April 2014    
Apr 24-27

Orange County Model Engineers

Spring Meet Costa Mesa, California
Apr 25-27

Mill Creek Central

First Run Meet Coshocton, Ohio
Apr 26-27

Riverside Live Steamers

Spring Meet Riverside, California
       
       
  May 2014    
May 1-3

Mid South Live Steamers

Spring Meet Columbia, Tennessee
May 2-4

Pioneer Valley Live Steamers

Steam Up Southwick, Massachusetts
May 9-11

Train Mountain

Spring Awakening (Work Week Preceding) Chiloquin, Oregon
May 10

Big Boots & Western RR

Anything RR related Swap Meet Belleview, Florida
May 16-18 Hesston Steam Museum Regional Convention
and Swap Meet
Hesston, Indiana
May 16-18 Long Island Live Steamers

LILS Spring Meet

Brookhaven, New York
May 17-19

BC Society of Model Engineers

Spring Steam-Up Burnaby,B.C.,Canada
May 18

Waushakum Live Steamers

Spring Steam Up Holliston, Massachusetts
May 22-26

Houston Area Live Steamers

HALS/SWLS Memorial Day Weekend Meet Hockley, Harris County, Texas
May 22-26

Mill Creek Central

Memorial Day Meet Coshocton, Ohio
May 23-26

Los Angeles Live Steamers

Annual Spring Meet Los Angeles, CA
May 24-25

Toronto Railway Museum

Toronot Doors Open Meet & Train Show Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 24-26

Mid Michigan Railroad Club

Open Fun Run Meet Marshall, Michigan
May 30- Jun 1

Train Mountain

Narrow Gauge Meet  (Work Week Preceding) Chiloquin, Oregon
       
       
  June 2014    
Jun 7-8

Iowa Model Steam Engineers

Spring Meet Mt Pleasant, Iowa
Jun 12-15

Lake Shore Live Steamers

Open Meet Kirtland, Ohio
Jun 12-15

Mill Creek Central

Mill Creek Central's Summer Meet Coshocton, Ohio
Jun 13-15

Pioneer Valley Live Steamers

Father's Day Meet Southwick, Massachusetts
Jun 14

Big Boots & Western RR

End of season meet Belleview, Florida
Jun 21-22

Golden Gate Live Steamers

Summer Meet Berkeley, California
Jun 21-22

The Carillon Park Rail & Steam Soc

Miami Valley Rail Festival Dayton, Ohio
Jun 22

Waushakum Live Steamers

13th Annual Bill Van Brocklin Meet Holliston, Massachusetts
Jun 27-29

Train Mountain

Operations Meet  (Work Week Preceding) Chiloquin, Oregon
Jun 28-30

Big Creek & Southern

Long Train & Operations Weekend Pleasant Hill, Missouri
       
       
  July 2014    
Jul 11-13

Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers (NEOLS)

Open Meet Medina, Ohio
Jul 12

Roscommon Central Railroad

Train Festival Day/Railroad Days Roscommon, Michigan
Jul 18-20

Mill Creek Central

Operations/Card Order Meet Coshocton, Ohio
Jul 19-20

Pacific Northwest Live Steamers aka Molalla Train Park

Founders Day Meet Molalla, Oregon
Jul 19-20

Quebec Model Railroad Society

Annual QMRS Invitation 2014 Quebec City, Qc, Canada
Jul 20

Waushakum Live Steamers

12th Annual Antique car & Motor Cycle Meet Holliston, Massachusetts
Jul 25-27 Long Island Live Steamers

Mid Summer Meet

Brookhaven, New York
       
  August 2014    
Aug 1-3

Train Mountain

August Meet  (Work Week Preceding) Chiloquin, Oregon
Aug 7-10

The British Columbia Society of Model Engineers

85th Anniversary Train Meet Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Aug 8-10

Pioneer Valley Live Steamers

Steam Clubs Meet Southwick, Massachusetts
Aug 8-17 Mill Creek Central Railroad 2014 Buckeye Limited Live Steam Convention hosted by Godshall's Custom Machining Coshocton, Ohio
Aug 9-10

Pacific Northwest Live Steamers aka Molalla Train Park

60th Anniversary Celebration Molalla, Oregon
Aug 15-17

Illinois Live Steamers

47th Annual Meet SW Suburban Chicago, Illinois
Aug 15-17

Indiana Live Steamers

Dog Daze Meet Nineveh, Indiana
Aug 22-24

Manitoba Live Steamers

75th Anniversary Meet Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Aug 22-24

Waushakum Live Steamers

44th Annual Meet Holliston, Massachusetts
Aug 29-Sep 1

Chula Vista Live Steamers

CVLS 40th Anniversary Fall Meet Chula Vista (San Diego Area), California
Aug 30 -Sept 1

Pacific Northwest Live Steamers aka Molalla Train Park

Train Fest Molalla, Oregon
       
  September 2014    
Aug 29-Sep 1

Chula Vista Live Steamers

CVLS 40th Anniversary Fall Meet Chula Vista (San Diego Area), California
Aug 30 -Sept 1

Pacific Northwest Live Steamers aka Molalla Train Park

Train Fest Molalla, Oregon
Sep 4-7

Adirondack Live Steamers

Fall Meet Wilton, NY
Sep 5-7

Train Mountain

September Big Build Meet  (Work Week Preceding) Chiloquin, Oregon
Sep 12-14

Pioneer Valley Live Steamers

Fall Meet Southwick, Massachusetts
Sep 12-14

Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers

Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers 45th Anniversary Meet Medina, Ohio
Sep 13

Big Boots & Western RR

First Meet of the Season Belleview, FL
Sep 13-14

Iowa Model Steam Engineers

Fall Meet Mt Pleasant, Iowa
Sep 25-27

Mid South Live Steamers

Fall Meet Columbia, Tennessee
Sep 25-28

Big Creek & Southern

Annual Fall Meet Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Sep 25-28

St. Croix Railroad

Fall Meet Hudson, Wisconsin
Sep 26-28

Long Island Live Steamers

Fall Meet Brookhaven, New York
Sep 26-28

Orange County Model Engineers

Fall Meet Costa Mesa, California
     
  October 2014    
Oct 2-5

Mill Creek Central

Logging & Small Engine Meet Coshocton, Ohio
Oct 3-5

Ozark Live Steamers

Ozark Live Steamers Fall meet Fordland, Missouri
Oct 11-12

Golden Gate Live Steamers

Fall Meet Berkeley, California
Oct 10-13

Train Mountain

Fall Colors Meet (no work weekend) Chiloquin, Oregon
Oct 10-12

Pioneer Valley Live Steamers

Blow Down Southwick, Massachusetts
Oct 16-19

Big Boots & Western RR

FLS Fall Meet Belleview, FL
Oct 17-19

Jersey Shore Live Steam

The Haunted Woods of New Gretna- Revenge of the Conductor 3 New Gretna, New Jersey
Oct 18-19

Reading Society Of Model Engineers

Fall Open House Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
Oct 19

Waushakum Live Steamers

Fall Blown Down Meet Holliston, Massachusetts
Oct 23-26

Mill Creek Central

Logging & Small Engine Meet Coshocton, Ohio
Oct 24-25

Mid South Live Steamers

Winter  Meet Columbia, Tennessee
Oct 24-26

Ridge Live Steamers

Fall Meet Dundee, Florida
Oct 25 Erie Metro Live Steamers Public Run Sandusky, Ohio
Oct 30-Nov 2

Maricopa Live Steamers Adobe Western

Fall Meet Phoenix, Arizona
 
 
 
   
       
  November 2014    
Nov 6-9

Houston Area Live Steamers

Anniversary Meet Hockley, Harris County, Texas
       
       
  December 2014    
 
 
   
       
  January 2015    
Jan 1

Waushakum Live Steamers

Annual New Years Day Run Holliston, Massachusetts
Jan 4 BC Society of Model Engineers 2015 Frostbite Meet Burnaby,B.C.,Canada
       
  February 2015    
Feb 26-Mar 01

Houston Area Live Steamers

Chugga Chugga Chili Fest with cook off at noon Saturday Hockley, Harris County, Texas
       

 

 

 

 

To add a special event to our list, please send me the following information:

 Starting date of special event.
 Last day of the special event. (leave blank if "ONE DAY" event.

 

(PLEASE DO NOT USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS LIKE THIS.  IF YOU DO, I'LL NEED TO RETYPE EVERYTHING AND I'M PRETTY LAZY)

Name of the railroad
Web site address (or email address) for railroad
Name of the event
City, State (or country)

                     Example: Mt Pleasant, Iowa (please spell out your state)

 

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contact you) Your address will not be posted.)

 

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