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  Updated June 24, 2015 

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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. 

 

 
       
  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 3

Ridge Live Steamers

Operation by Card Order Dundee, Florida
Jan 4 BC Society of Model Engineers 2015 Frostbite Meet Burnaby,B.C.,Canada
Jan 15-18

Maricopa Live Steamers

2015 Winter Ops Meet Phoenix, Arizona
Jan 16-19

Train Mountain

Polar Bear Meet - No Work Week Chiloquin, Oregon 97624
Jan 17

Ridge Live Steamers

Operation by Card Order Dundee, Florida
       
  February 2015    
Feb 12-18 Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad Winter Meet (& Valentines Day Banquet) Spring Hill, Florida
Feb 26-Mar 1

Houston Area Live Steamers

Chugga Chugga Chili Fest with cook off at noon Saturday Hockley, Harris County, Texas
Feb 14-20 Largo Central R. R. Winter Meet Largo Florida
Feb 21 TARR Winter Meet  
Feb 19-25 Manatee Central Rail Road Winter Meet Parrish, Florida
Feb 24-Mar 1 Ridge Live Steamers Winter Meet Dundee, Florida
       
  March 2015    
Mar 13-15 Sebring Winter Meet  
Mar 19-22

Maricopa Live Steamers

Spring Meet Phoenix, Arizona
Mar 27-29

Ridge Live Steamers

Spring Meet Dundee, Florida
       
       
  April 2015    
Apr 18

North Georgia Live Steamers

Public Run Day Conyers, Georgia
Apr 25-26

Riverside Live Steamers

Spring Meet Riverside, California
Apr 26 Erie Metro Live Steamers Public Run Sandusky Ohio
Apr 30-May 02

Mid South Live Steamers

Spring Meet Columbia, Tennessee
       
       
  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 18-19

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 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 26-27

Iowa Model Steam Engineers

Fall Meet Mt Pleasant, Iowa
       
       
  October 2015    
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 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 12-15

Houston Area Live Steamers

HALS Anniversary Meet Hockley, Harris County, Texas
Nov 28 Reading Society of Model Engineers Christmas Frosty Run Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
       
 
 
   
  December 2016    
       
       
  January 2016    
       
       
       
       
  February 2016    
Feb 28 -
Mar 6
Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad 10th Anniversery Meet Spring Hill, Florida
       
       
       
       
  March 2016    
       
       
       
       
  April 2016    
Apr 23-24 Riverside Live Steamers Spring Meet Riverside, California
       
       
       
  May 2016    
       
       
       
       

 

 

 

 

 

 


To add a special event to our list, please write me at info@discoverlivesteam.com and send me the following information:

 

Starting date and last day of the special event.
Name of the railroad.
Web site address (or email address) for railroad.
Name of the event.
City and State (or country) Example: Mt Pleasant, Iowa (please spell out your state)

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

 

                      

 

Please send special events only. Your railroad's regular run days
should be listed on our Live Steam Railroads  page.