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                 DAVID Hamilton

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This site is dedicated to those who love steam locomotives.  How many people have wondered what it would be like to take the controls of a real, working, steam locomotive.  This site is here to say……... IT  CAN  BE  DONE!    Many heritage railways in the U.K offer courses on driving and firing of  live steam locomotives.  See the link to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

An alternative that many resort to, is miniature locomotives.  O.S. Engines, in Japan, provide a number of fine locomotives from 3-1/2" gauge to 7-1/2" gauge.  Most are available in fully machined kits, or ready to run. 

Gauge one, 45mm between the rails, is the preferred gauge for those with limited space and financial resources.  Many companies sell gauge one engines ready to run, out of the box.  And kits are also available. For those with the tools or desire to do so, scratch building is also an option in any gauge or scale.  Follow the links at the StiG, Steam in the Garden Magazine web site for the wealth of available information!  Marc Horovitz at Side Street Banner Works, has produced some excellent videos on gauge one locomotives and railways.

  THIS PAGE:  Photos of  some locomotives.
NEXT PAGE:  A brief history of the original ROCKET.
THIRD PAGE:  Our private 4-3/4" gauge railway.

Foot Plate Awareness on the North Yorkshire  Moors Railway.

O.S. Rocket at Toronto Live Steamers' track

The photo at left is David's scratch built gauge one (45mm)
Denver Project Locomotive.   

O.S. Krauss at Toronto Live Steamers' track

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O.S. Engines 
(includes a locomotive driving game)
Sidestreet Bannerworks
S.T.E.A.M. Steam Trains Engines And Models
Sulphur Springs Steam Models
Wain Model Steam Injectors
Fr. Finelli's live steam suppliers & Sources
Steam In The Garden Magazine
Live Steam Magazine
National Railway Museum, York
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
E-Mail Toronto Live Steamers
Free Engineering Workshop Lessons
In Memory Of Canadian Steam Trains by Ming
Computer Problems or Questions?
Richmond Hill Live Steamers
Tyler Fry - pipe band drummer

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