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by Mike Walsh
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" Scale, 4 & 3/4"gauge Locomotive/Engines For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: 1" Scale, 4 & 3/4"gauge Locomotive/Engines For Sale

We're still curious what items are left and what the asking prices are. I think several have asked and haven't heard back. As a result, not many bites online...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foundry Pattern Making
Replies: 19
Views: 980

Re: Foundry Pattern Making

Best of luck. I have found a few pattern books, but nothing that will come close to a step by step instruction on making patterns. I work as an engineer in a sand casting foundry and I have yet to make my own pattern, but I learned from a patternmaker, the basics of pattern theory, prior to working ...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need help choosing a loco.
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Need help choosing a loco.

The Raritan, which is sold by Joe Tanski, is a sweet little thing. I have too many projects in the pipeline but this is one of my dream locomotives. I love the looks of it and you can get the whole casting kit for less than $800, I think. Not sure what his updated price is. But the book that it come...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: COUPLER PATTERNS FOR SALE
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: COUPLER PATTERNS FOR SALE

Nice. We run 14x19's and 20x24's where I work.
by Mike Walsh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: COUPLER PATTERNS FOR SALE
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: COUPLER PATTERNS FOR SALE

What size flask is that, Dave?
by Mike Walsh
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen steam fittings
Replies: 21
Views: 1076

Re: Allen steam fittings

I would use them.... We use them on steam lines up to 150# in the smokebox. Granted the copper doesn't like it, but if you are wise enough to apply never-seize liberally prior to tightening them up/firing it up, I would think that would help.

What engine is this for?
by Mike Walsh
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: help in forming roof
Replies: 5
Views: 252

help in forming roof

Hello, I'm looking at forming a roof for my boxcab electric in 1" scale ride on railroading. I've attached the following diagram. I have several thoughts on how to do this. I will say that I am OK with having ribs welded to the roof, for structure/rigidity. For that reason, one option is to calculat...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2776

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

I am in the finishing phases of insulating my shop. I wish I could've done this from the get go, but circumstances dictated that I wait. Next came a propane heater for the shop. Then a 75k BTU kerosene heater. And here I am now, insulating the shop. To do so, I basically had to tear the shop apart. ...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Little Engines Atlantic/Pacific driver castings -- 1" Scale
Replies: 0
Views: 255

WTB: Little Engines Atlantic/Pacific driver castings -- 1" Scale

Hi all, I'm in need of two Atlantic/Pacific drivers that are in unmachined condition... sorta. I am building a 4-8-2 using said drivers. I have 3 pairs of partially machined drivers. They have not yet had the crankpin bore located. I'd like to find just two more unmachined or partially machined driv...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" gage truck sides
Replies: 44
Views: 1751

Re: 12" gage truck sides

Any reason of going with laser cut over water or plasma cut? Could go with a very rough cut edge with water and get it done faster. Laser would probably be more expensive, I'd think!
by Mike Walsh
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?
Replies: 25
Views: 2444

Re: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?

Quite a video. What’s amazing is that every coal burner in the hobby puts out these spark showers, scaled down a bit, every minute they are in operation. We just don’t see it in the day time, but it’s always there. Quite a show after dark! You're right. Our smaller stuff puts out lots of sparks, wh...