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Steamup at Jeff Williams' 
Livermore, California
May 6, 2006
Jeff's track is a great place to operate trains.  He has done a great job of balancing mainline accessibility with plenty of sidings and has made excellent use of crossovers, allowing sophisticated route control.  Mark Scrivner brought his new Berkshire and had a great maiden run.
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One of two Catatonk Climaxes present at today's steamup.
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Ann prepares her Teapot on one of the many sidings.
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Here's a shot of Bob Trabucco's Catatonk Climax and Shay together.  Mike Chaney does a great job building these beauties.
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The trackwork is well thought out, and well done.
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Here's Dwight Ennis' new Accucraft C-16.  Great looking engine.
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Just when we thought live-steamers under 40 were getting scarce, a new generation is getting into the act.
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Tom King and Bob Trabucco having fun in the Livermore sun.
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Paul Gamlin's Caradoc at the head end of his scratch-built coaches.
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Mark sets the Berkshire into motion.  It ran flawlessly for over an hour on its first run.
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A Roundhouse Engineering Russell building up a head of steam.
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This beauty is a Bayern Gt2 4/4/DR Maffei Mallet from Aster.
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The Berkshire looks great from any angle.
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Tom King's Cricket hauling a set of LGB goods wagons.  (The engine driver looks remarkably like Mike O'Rourke!)
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Fast freight on the mainline.
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Russell couples onto its train.
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The detail on an Aster locomotive is truly amazing.
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Russell looking smart.
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Bob and Dwight's Climaxes double heading on a log train.
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The Teapot is a very neat locomotive that always elicits comments from the crowd.
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Paul gets his vintage Roundhouse loco underway.
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Bob Trabucco's maintenance car is a real head turner.
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It is quite convincing - even up close.  Nice work Bob!
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No, it's still not done.  it seems my home improvement projects are suffering from scope creep, leaving no time for modeling.  See more of the Crampton here.
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Jeff was showing a potential recruit the joys of live steam operation.

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