Author: Jerry Schoenberg


Welcome to the Southwestern Live Steamers. We are a group of like minded ride-on train enthusiasts that operate steam powered, battery powered, internal combustion powered, and even pedal powered trains on 7.5″ gauge track in Texas and surrounding states. The

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Why Should I Join SWLS?

SWLS is an organization with few rules -mainly- have fun. The number one reason to get involved with this group is the people that make up the membership. They are fun loving and form long lasting friendships. The individuals have

Transportation of 1.5” Scale Equipment – Even More Options

Continued from More Options Of course as time went on, when I went to a “running” meet, I was envious of those that were able to bring additional cars for a full train. As I looked around, the most common

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Transportation of 1.5” Scale Equipment – More Options

When I was able to lease a box cab from Jack Haskins, I wanted to haul it to meets.  Since I own a minivan, I decided to build a deck that would fit in the rear of the van. I

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Transportation of 1.5” Scale Equipment – Some Options

Upon initiation into 1.5” scale, it did not take long to realize many things changed from experiences in the HO hobby. I learned from others and made some mistakes. Hopefully this review of several items will help others. My first

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