This is a video of one of the live steam trains my father built at the track owned by the club he belongs to. I’m running the engine from a riding car hooked up behind the tender. This engine was built in 1971 and was the first engine my father built.
This clip picks back up after I threw the switch from the first video and runs all the way back around to the entrance to the turn table and steaming bays. About a minute in (though it’s hard to make out) you’ll see a “scaled” casting of Mt. Rushmore as part of the scenery. Also you’ll get a good idea of how fast this engine can run… Which is almost faster than I can… Seeing as the original engines were balanced to run at upwards of 120mph it’s understandable though.
If I get the chance next summer I hope to be able to record video of his other engines at some point.
The club he belongs to is based out of Indiana/Cincinnati and is called The Cinder Sniffers.