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by Mike Walsh
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger car end casting
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

You never know if 1" difference will look funny, or not! You could do a mockup (your ends taped to cardboard?) and see how it turns out....
by Mike Walsh
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVC for air according to OSHA
Replies: 63
Views: 15468

Can't we just let sleeping dogs lie?
by Mike Walsh
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MACHINING WITH THE ROTARY TABLE PT 1
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

Pretty cool! I look forward to the second installment.
by Mike Walsh
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Whistles
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Steam Whistles

More specifically, Lunkenheimers. I thought I'd ask. Does anyone know what standard thread is on the Lunkenheimer whistle valves? I have to make a new packing nut for the valve stem, and I know a 1/2-14 NPT will thread onto the current thread, but only for 2 full turns. I was told that it could be a...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MACHINING ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

I have to agree with Dave. I graduated from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. I got my AOS degree in November of '07. I have taken classes in CNC programming and classes in machining (SOME traditional and mostly DRO assisted). The DR...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cabin Fever
Replies: 8
Views: 1771

I heard from Russell Stewart of the 1" (and below?) Little Engines line, and he said he will probably not be in attendance. That said, I'll be in attendance, probably not hauling anything. If I bring anything, it'll be my G scale Ruby, all hopped up with 1/2" cylinders (vs the OEM 3/8")... But I don...
by Mike Walsh
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Large-scale; lubricator pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 2459

Re: Old -vs- New, No contest!

Would that be one of the multiple ouput versions, the "spider" version that Tim spoke of? yep. it has multiple outputs on the same housing. I won't be home for a few weeks, but I am working on a list of things to do while I am at home and at the WFPRR.... I'm supposed to machine some parts while I ...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Large-scale; lubricator pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 2459

Re: Auxiliary oil pump for long stops and start up.

Loco112, We utilize a ratchet system to allow the engineers to manually crank the lubricator when the locomotive is not moving. Attached is a rough photo of the lubricator in its natural habitat on the WF&P #535. It's operated VIA the crosshead, and while not visible, there are somewhere around 6 ou...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Large-scale; lubricator pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 2459

Ok, that didn't take long. We use Madison-Kipp lubricators. They are of the cylindrical style, that you showed us. I think ours handles up to 8-10 outputs, I think... Some engines use a LOT of them, some use the bare minimum (4 - 2 for cylinder lubrication, 2 for crosshead guide lubrication). Unfort...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Large-scale; lubricator pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 2459

We use that style on the WF&P also, as they're ideal for our application. We refer to them as "Spider Lubricators". I will find the exact name for you and let you know. We have a documentation manual on them, but I'm not in St. Louis as I'm in Rochester, NY for school. I'll text my buddy and ask. Ta...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 1958

Happy Holidays to all!
by Mike Walsh
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A NYC Hudson Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1703

There is the circular dished area just at the rounded end of the buffer and also there are two deep cast in rectangular or square cavities right at the end/sides of the buffer. Are these both called poling pockets or ...? The dished areas were poling pockets. In the old day, theyd take a long woode...