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by Mike Walsh
Fri May 04, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Show of Interest - Walschaerts Links - 1" Scale
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Show of Interest - Walschaerts Links - 1" Scale

Well Mike Your question has been posted in the general live steam discussion. This section is intended for experienced builders to give the novice ideas on how to construct and machine a locomotive or any other steam related project. In addition the forum can discuss other areas of steam operated e...
by Mike Walsh
Fri May 04, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Show of Interest - Walschaerts Links - 1" Scale
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Show of Interest - Walschaerts Links - 1" Scale

I guess most of you didn't get my point. How about the old school way ROTARY TABLE ! With all due respect, this thread was started with the intent of asking others to see if they wanted to get in on this. If you're not interested in obtaining a set, and just want to troll - I am going to ask you to...
by Mike Walsh
Thu May 03, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Show of Interest - Walschaerts Links - 1" Scale
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Show of Interest - Walschaerts Links - 1" Scale

Hello, I am working on getting a quote for wire EDM cut walschaerts links for the 1" Scale Little Engines Atlantic and Pacific locomotives. This would just be the link and link block. No other attachments. I would like to see if anyone is in need of a set. I haven't a clue on price yet but if you ar...
by Mike Walsh
Thu May 03, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hello, I am new here and am trying to build an Atlantic without a metal lathe.
Replies: 39
Views: 2419

Re: Hello, I am new here and am trying to build an Atlantic without a metal lathe.

Builder01 wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:20 am
I don't think castings are available anymore for the Little Engines 4 3/4" gauge Atlantic or any other 1" scale LE locomotives.

David
Except secondhand... I intend to unload some of my atlantic stock soon...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed

I heard last night from my friend in Missouri that the entire place with railroad is for sale fro $7.7 million (slightly above my budget!). He said they would try to sell it intact for 6 months. If it doesn't sell, it will be broken up. The quote above is not true. Any information that is intended ...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE GG1 STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: THE GG1 STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE

I have not tried filling 3d printed materials yet, but I can see some difficulty that could arise from lack of adhesion to the filament used... Wonder what folks out there have used thus far.
by Mike Walsh
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Return to Service
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Return to Service

Regarding the throttle... You mentioned that it could be seized at the control end. I doubt it, but stranger things have happened. Quick way to check is... Disconnect the throttle lever from either the actuating rod (that goes through the boiler) or from it's mounting bracket -- Do either of these t...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Equalizing process and "faking-it-out"
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: Equalizing process and "faking-it-out"

Berkman wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:40 pm
That setup doesn't look like it would truly equalize.
...If you say so. Meanwhile we'll keep running it, pulling 75 passengers in a 9 car train... And on occasion, the 15 car train with 120+.

-Mike
by Mike Walsh
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Equalizing process and "faking-it-out"
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: Equalizing process and "faking-it-out"

534 frame.jpg Yes. The Wagner locomotives used a suspension system that used a lever in place of a leaf spring sitting atop the driver box, and utilized coil springs nestled in the frame. For reference, I am speaking of AJ Wagner and Sons -- they built 12" and 15" steam locomotives. See attached ph...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Thought you might like this
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Thought you might like this

Harold, thanks for posting. Truely remarkable video. I had no idea the line was so extensively well developed. A real loss now that it has closed. GPB You have no idea. I have taken 801 over 20 actual MPH, and experienced runs firing at nearly 30, and it was one of the smoothest riding railroads I'...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed

It's been a rough time for those of us at the ATT&NW. Alex is moving onto another grand scales railroad in Wisconsin, and the railroad has been shut down. All the equipment has been moved into secure storage. 801 is completely drained and is in secure storage also. We don't know what will happen wit...