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OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« on: November 10, 2020, 04:40:14 pm »
To steam or not to steam, that is the questi,,,,,,Ah shut up and "Steam it, like you mean it."        Tommy.

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Re: OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 05:28:44 pm »
Is this then the same O.S. Max that is famous for making gas powered model airplane engines?

If so, I must admit that I was totally unaware of this branch of their business.
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Re: OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 06:11:05 pm »
New business to me as well, shame to find out about them this way...  :-\
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Re: OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2020, 01:28:04 pm »
OS live steam models are top of the line when it comes to build quality & functionality; its sad to see them going away. I have a 3.5 & a 4.75 coal fired scale models. I ran the 4.75 @ PA live steamers.

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Re: OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2020, 03:54:56 pm »
Is this then the same O.S. Max that is famous for making gas powered model airplane engines?

If so, I must admit that I was totally unaware of this branch of their business.



Yes it's a branch from the same company.  The detail that they put into these were second to none. If you want to see my favorite model,
get on YouTube and look for the OS Rocket.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS6n-cuPDTw
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Re: OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2020, 08:54:31 pm »
OS live steam models are top of the line when it comes to build quality & functionality; its sad to see them going away. I have a 3.5 & a 4.75 coal fired scale models. I ran the 4.75 @ PA live steamers.

Mike:

Dont tease us.

Pictures???

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Re: OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2020, 09:31:27 pm »
The detail that they put into these were second to none. If you want to see my favorite model, get on YouTube and look for the OS Rocket.

Fun watching him trying to shovel coal into that  :D
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Re: OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 12:29:35 am »
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OS live steam models are top of the line when it comes to build quality & functionality; its sad to see them going away. I have a 3.5 & a 4.75 coal fired scale models. I ran the 4.75 @ PA live steamers.

Mike:

Dont tease us.

Pictures???

Charlie

Here is my 3.5 inch gauge Mogul, modeled after the prototype of 1880 by the Porter Locomotive Works, Pittsburgh
I never fired this one & its factory built, its on display at our living room.
The Rocket is 4.75 gauge and is also factory built with the front removable weight to avoid slipping and it came with the $1500 ride-on car factory built by OS in Japan.
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Re: OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2020, 02:05:57 am »
Thanks Mike.

Both works of Art!

I hope to get to see them in person some day.

I am so stir crazy with this whole Wuhan Flu Pandemic.

I need a good Road Trip.

It is hard to believe that my trek across the country with Danny and his wife was only 10 months ago.

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Re: OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2020, 08:12:36 am »
Beautiful pieces Mike!! 
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Re: OS Live Steam Locomotives to cease production in 2021
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2020, 01:37:17 pm »
Both are stunning models. I especially like the riding car behind the rocket.  One of our local live steam members recently purchased a 7-1/2" Mogul, runs like the proverbial Swiss watch.  Expensive though, north of $20K.  Our club owns an OS Porter I think a 2-4-0 in 7-1/2", which suffered some freeze damage a few years back, now repaired. That one was actually donated to our club by OS when they visited our club track.

 

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