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by Mike Walsh
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Obtaining SAE660/C932 Bearing Bronze in Small Quantities
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Fred_V wrote:Mike, what grade material is that?
fred v
I pulled the prices that I posted above from the mcmaster catalog under 660 bronze.

Mike
by Mike Walsh
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Obtaining SAE660/C932 Bearing Bronze in Small Quantities
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

When I made new bushings for the WF&P #535 last summer, I decided to go the route of purchasing bushings from McMaster that were oversize -- My philosophy was that it didn't matter how much oversize it was -- as long as I was able to machine it. It was much cheaper than machining a solid piece of br...
by Mike Walsh
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Tender
Replies: 200
Views: 45676

Looks great! Are you planning on finishing the tender before you proceed to the steam locomotive? I am anxious to see more progress!
by Mike Walsh
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need suggestions on steam sites for cross-country trip...
Replies: 33
Views: 4006

Uh - I thought Mt Washington was down to ONE steam train a day....... With the rest being Diesel.
by Mike Walsh
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Challenger Chassis Makes First Road Test
Replies: 37
Views: 6686

This might be a dumb question but I am assuming you are not going to run it on coal. Are you planning propane or Kerosene or actual diesel fuel? Looking at how big it is already, I would hate to think how much steam must be raised to get it moving. Are you going to fuel it like the real ones? UP 39...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Alcos are my favorite!
Replies: 32
Views: 8722

Someone needs to take the RS3, ask Mike for an extra short-hood casting, then make a hammerhead RS3 just like the Lehigh Valley 211 (in reality, a EMD hybrid.... the 211 is on display at the Rochester and Genessee Valley Railroad Museum ( www.rgvrrm.org ), and still operating!)

Mmmm.... RS3... 8)
by Mike Walsh
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I need opinions
Replies: 66
Views: 6493

Does it take much effort to create a new forum entitled: "Electric/Diesel/Hydraulic Railroading"? I am baffled by this latest squabble... Seems that we used to be able to get along, discussing TRAINS (as it seems that no one ever brought up other forms of steam)... Now there are countless issues. Wo...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: brake cleaner warning
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

This is a good reason to keep MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) on ALL of the chemicals, powders, metals and gasses that you use in your shop on hand and readily available to anyone who might walk into your shop and find you passed out on the floor. Let your family and friends know what to do if t...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler design for Propane
Replies: 36
Views: 10148

Re: Propane Boilers

Bill Shields wrote:Having built quite a few of these:

3> turbolators if you can get them in

Let me know if turbulators work - I think they're pointless. Speaking from experience.
by Mike Walsh
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Broken drill bits
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Broken drill bits

I just broke two drill bits (differnet locations) as I was removing them (machine still operating) from the workpiece. One hole was a through hole, and I could not punch it out from the other end - the other hole was not a through hole, and I am unsure as to how I can get this piece out. I was think...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: When do you need train brakes?
Replies: 35
Views: 4175

Wow... This is turning into a flame war.. Let's stop fanning the flames.... >sigh<
by Mike Walsh
Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 Progress
Replies: 40
Views: 6436

Kind of amazing. I half expected to see only three of your fingers engulfing the siderods, but apparently they are longer than the width of your hand! (or something like that).

In any case, excellent work!
Mike