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by Mike Walsh
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" Scale, 4 & 3/4"gauge GP Union Pacific For Sale - $6,000
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: 1" Scale, 4 & 3/4"gauge GP Union Pacific For Sale - $6,000

If you anticipate making a sale on Chaski, you would likely have better luck by taking each piece of equipment out from it's storage space and getting quality photos of each item. A lot of the photos you have shown are stashed in the barn and difficult to evaluate if buyers want to shell out that ki...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet

thomaskremers wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:31 am
the FLLS requires a current , for 2019, boiler hydro test and locomotive safety inspection including working brakes
I dont believe this applies to 1" scale.
by Mike Walsh
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom Thumb Construction Series in LS&OR
Replies: 14
Views: 2931

Re: Tom Thumb Construction Series in LS&OR

What happened to the LS forum?
by Mike Walsh
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: House of David
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: House of David

Actually, you might be thinking of Carey Williams... He has quite a few HOD and Cagney locomotives. Both in 12" and 15" gauges.
by Mike Walsh
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet
Replies: 20
Views: 1771

Re: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet

I'm signing up soon - will be traveling from St. Louis. I look forward to the action on the 1" scale line. Who else is bringing equipment for the 1" Track? I'd love to meet more 1" folks!
by Mike Walsh
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 15” ga live steam club feasibility
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

Re: 15” ga live steam club feasibility

I saw your PM yesterday Glenn, but haven't had time to respond and will do so later today as I get more time to think about it. But one thing that stood out to me in your posting in this thread is that you have "a possibility to build a 15” scenic railway with several miles of track, on some recentl...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Superscale Chicago Injector
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: Superscale Chicago Injector

I have a friend, who I think is looking to part with his SS Economy injector.
by Mike Walsh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 24
Views: 2026

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

I set up the WF&P machine shop with a metric round carbide insert, at the recommendation of a fellow Chaski member. It is close enough (within 0.003") for what we are doing. Our wheels are a bit oversize, but I've found that I am able to hog out the taper and do the radius with this tool. Works pret...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 6539

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

I signed up for a Junior College course You are lucky to have found one at all. There are still a few vocational/tech schools in the St. Louis area that offer machining courses. I have a friend who graduated from a machine shop program. I personally got my college degree in machining in college. I ...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam CNC Defender
Replies: 17
Views: 2127

Re: Live Steam CNC Defender

OH well just what I expected. I just wanted to breath some life into this forum it has been boring lately. As far as used CNC Bruce you take a real chance when it come to old electronics. Before I went to the manual Hardinge I bought a use CNC lathe with old technological. It ran in the shop from w...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 24
Views: 2026

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

WF&P is probably the oldest operating 12" gauge railroad in the United States. We are probably the longest mainline run as well (with an additional 4k foot extension yet to be opened). We celebrated 75 years in 2015. I have heard that in some areas our rail gauge is as wide as 12-5/8" to accommodate...
by Mike Walsh
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

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

Color me interested. I'd love to see an actual photo of said car prior to any commitment. I have been building my caboose with individually applied stripwood... And I think I'm going to love the look. Hopefully this will be comparable!