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by Mike Walsh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Superscale Chicago Injector
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

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: 36
Views: 12818

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: 14293

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: 3990

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: 36
Views: 12818

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: 94
Views: 32507

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!
by Mike Walsh
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Superscale
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Re: Superscale

http://chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtop ... z&start=24

Look at the very last post on page 3 (I believe I linked page 3).

-Mike
by Mike Walsh
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 7339

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

I just read through the whole thread, and one thing is not glaringly apparent to me, so forgive me if I accidentally glazed over it. One thing that hasn't been mentioned here is the alignment of the valve stem and valve with respect to the valve deck. If any misalignment (and no provision for 'give'...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for ASME safety valve
Replies: 10
Views: 2286

Re: Looking for ASME safety valve

If these are for your Ottoways, make sure you know how much you need to release etc.. pounds per hour, set/reset pressures.

They can be had through boiler supply houses. We get ours from St. Louis Boiler Supply.

Mike
by Mike Walsh
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TODAYS PRODUCTION
Replies: 15
Views: 3238

Re: TODAYS PRODUCTION

BTW one pet peeve of mine is when someone uses the terminology " getting some parts poured" The proper term for making a casting is " I am getting some CAST in bronze" not POURED in bronze, although you are pouring metal in a mold. I know it is trivial but I like to call it right and use the proper...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wooden refrigerator car
Replies: 14
Views: 4201

Re: Wooden refrigerator car

As long as you can hold your stock flat to the table...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wooden refrigerator car
Replies: 14
Views: 4201

Re: Wooden refrigerator car

caboose.jpg Like this? I have several sources, including the hobby shop (1/4" x 1/16" basswood) and several online retailers sell basswood stripwood as well. Beveling the edges is a whole nother story... Yes, each strip on that hack has beveled edges. This is a 1" Caboose. I guess I'm letting the c...