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    In the last few issues of HSM among the hardback books sold by VP I've seen the above book listed. I've gotten HSM and PIM/MW for about 10 or 11 years, and have most of the "Projects" and "Metal Working" books, but I don't recall ever seeing an article by Jesse Livingston. Is he strictly a "Live Steam" contributor? (which I don't subscribe to)
    Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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    Most probably,he is on the steam board mainly the flanged wheel variety. He also was heavy into the paper covered tips books they put out awhile back.
    Glen
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      Lynnl:

      Yes, Jesse's articles ran in Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading magazine. His book contains three model stationary steam engine projects, two locomotive projects (7-1/2" ga), six articles on boiler accessories and improvements and several other ancillary articles.

      Hope that helps.

      Neil

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      • #4
        It's a very interesting book---I've got a copy.

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        • #5
          What piqued my interest was the 'casting' and 'foundry' info mentioned in the ad.
          Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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            The book contains a 14-page article titled "An Introduction to Metal Casting and Foundry Work." The article describes mold and pattern-making, building a small charcoal-fired furnace capable of melting aluminum and brass but not cast iron, and general casting techniques. It's a good primer for the hobby foundry.

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            • #7
              14 pages with a small charcoal foundry ---- hmmm, sounds good.

              I started off on this crazy/wonderful? hobby using Dave Gingerys series on his charcoal foundry back in the '80's, and they were becoming dated then, with a lot of the stuff he used not being availiable, and now it would be even tougher to use his methods ---though I still think of Dave as one of the better writers to lead a novice along (least he did for me). I have to wonder why his son Vince hasnt reintroduced, at least the carcoal furnace part, using current materials. Even so, the Gingery lathe, shaper, etc still has a huge following in the yahoo groups.....

              I still have to rank the shaper as probably my my most funnest projects........
              If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........

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              • #8
                Make sure you bring some to GEARS Neil; I'll be there, and it's a good bet I'll buy a copy.

                Jeff E.

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                • #9
                  We'll certainly be bringing along Jesse's new book... I'll hold one aside for you.

                  The GEARS show has/had (will have, I hope) a fellow do foundry work out along side the building. Every time I went out to watch a pour, there were onlookers several deep and most were taller than I am. I'll need a step ladder or have to learn how to take photos holding my camera overhead. Then too, I could just get there earlier.

                  Looking forward to seeing you at the show!

                  Neil

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