2021 Rocky Mount Steam Up

Steve King’s Mid-Summer Steam Up has become a tradition among 7/8n2 modelers and their fellow travelers. The event draws attendees from as far as Canada and New England as well as from the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions. The three-day event has been well attended and has been held every year except in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions. Enjoy the following photographs from what was a fine day out.

Cliff Ward’s scratch-built live steam 0-4-0T was constructed using Roundhouse parts to complete a custom mechanism. This beautiful model is show marshalling a brace of kit-bashed coaches with full interiors fully complemented with passengers that really add life to the models. – Jack DiSarro photo

Steve King continues his foray into South African two-foot narrow gauge with his scratch-built double mogul Beyer-Garret. The 7/8n2 model is battery powered and performed flawlessly at the meet. —Jack DiSarro photo

Mark Tilden’s live steam locomotive Olive pulls a short train of Steve King’s riveted metal South African side dump ore cars. —Jack DiSarro Photo

This mixed consist of sugar cane cars was built by George Riley. The last four ‘stick cars’ were featured in a construction article in the 2021 Garden Trains Annual – Jack DiSarro Photo

Jack and Adam DiSarro shared their consist of scratch-built 7/8n2 rolling stock at the event. Train powered by a Hinkley 0-4-4 Forney featured not only a Turner Creamery milk car but also an exquisite two-foot gauge combine decked out in full lining. – Jack DiSarro Photo

As all of us are aware, outdoor railroading requires ongoing maintenance. Here, led by Steve King, the track gang is hard at work repairing a broken rail on a siding. It was pressed into service due to all the visiting rolling stock. – Jack DiSarro Photo

Dave Cummins scratch-built 7/8n2 box car demonstrates the level of detail possible in this scale. —Jack DiSarro Photo

Hank Sullivan’s Accucraft 0-4-0 Darjealing B class tank locomotive steams over the causeway with a short consist of scratch-built cars. – George Riley Photo

An Accucraft Ruby has been up-scaled into a 7/8n2 Sugar Cane Locomotive by George Riley. It is shown at the head of a rake of cane cars heading for the fields. – George Riley Photo

Bachmann’s 2-6-0 Mogul Emma Nevada along with Grizzley Flat coach No. 5 made a showing at the event. The locomotive was converted to battery power using the RailPro sound decoder. – George Riley Photo

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This article was posted on: September 28, 2021