Featured on the cover of Live Steam Magazine Sept / Oct 2016 issue, Ernie Beskowiney put approximately 7 years and 35,000 hours into the design and construction of this flawless 7.5″ gauge live steam locomotive. It is nearly entirely CNC’d out of stainless steel and is slightly larger than 1/8 scale.
The operating pressure is 150 PSI and develops about 483lbs of tractive effort. It has pulled a train of 48 people without blinking. Here is Ernie firing up and running the locomotive at the Bitter Creek Western railroad.
For more information, see the Sept / Oct 2016 issue of Live Steam Magazine, available from Village Press.