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by Mike Walsh
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 3337

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

I can attest to Jim's experience. Many times have I had to go out to the floor to very explicitly explain to the cleaning team members where I work how to properly clean these castings. We have a process database and I spent most of my time documenting all of these very specific notes, along with ph...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe thread sealant?
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Pipe thread sealant?

I use 1/4" wide Teflon tape from McMaster Carr. Easier than putzing around with your 30c rolls of Teflon tape from the hardware store. I always double check my fittings to ensure nothing gets inside a valve body, etc. and always keep the tape one thread shy of the end of the fitting. I think this he...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 3337

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Send me a PM with what you need and I can see what I've got to spare.
by Mike Walsh
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.

I'd have to guess whatever the print calls for... :-)

Still surprised no one has tried water jetting these leaf springs. I'll be doing this for my engines.
by Mike Walsh
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: CAREERS IN METALCASTING
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Re: CAREERS IN METALCASTING

Some of us "youngsters" are in the field already :-) Where I work, a large casting facility for a large automotive manufacturer (read: owned and operated by large auto mfg), about 65% of our engineering team is < 35 years old. AFS is a nice resource to have. I have been to several of their training ...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: small amounts of o-rings s/s balls etc
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: small amounts of o-rings s/s balls etc

For what its worth, you will probably spend more to find these items in smaller quantities than you would when you have a larger quantity. Besides, it pays dividends to buy the bulk pack, put it in a box marked "LOCO SPARE PARTS" and forget about it... until you need them, at which point you can wal...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1839

Re: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?

BTW, in the 1:1 world, was there a valve inline with the boiler check valve? Most locos (maybe all) had a shutoff valve either incorporated in the check valve or between the check valve and the boiler. That's what makes a boiler check valve different from an ordinary check valve. Check valves stick...
by Mike Walsh
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What Engine Is This
Replies: 21
Views: 2909

Re: What Engine Is This

It's entirely plausible that the air pumps were on the smokebox due to clearance issues... Tunnels, bridges, etc... Just a thought.
by Mike Walsh
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What Engine Is This
Replies: 21
Views: 2909

Re: What Engine Is This

air pumps.
by Mike Walsh
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Older Pacific Electric model
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Older Pacific Electric model

I am responding based on the assumption that the trucks are exactly as pictured. So Truck #1 has the gearing on the engineer's side rail, whereas Truck #2 has the gearing on the Fireman's Side rail. This would result in an opposite rotation if the motors were wired up red/red between the two trucks....
by Mike Walsh
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 82
Views: 13660

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

Now, that's cool. I can't wait to get a basic kit. Will there be an alternate price for not including a MDF skin?
by Mike Walsh
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cabin Fever Expo
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: Cabin Fever Expo

AnthonyDuarte wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:14 am
Clarification... I took an airplane from Chicago to Harrisburg.
Do you plan to give it back? :lol: