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by Mike Walsh
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cabin Fever
Replies: 40
Views: 6700

I -may- be there. If I am, I'll bring photos of our senior class project that we completed before thanksgiving (if you all remember my asking for information about a boiler, etc). We were able to complete it and run it on air, as well as do a steam test on the boiler. If I make it, i'll have photos....
by Mike Walsh
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End mill sharpening
Replies: 24
Views: 17309

I've used the endmill grinding fixture at work (and my classes), and I've gotten it down so that I can sharpen one endmill every 15 minutes, taking feasible cuts at a time... Granted, the endmills can't center cut anymore, but I usually don't center cut with 3/4" endmills anyway! I'll just ramp it d...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cutting fiber/fibre glass?
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: Cutting fiber/fibre glass?

Have a need to cut/trim the hood of a garden tractor to fit a new grill and the hood is made of fiberglass (fibreglass?). What is the best way to cut this stuff, neatly? Any "warnings" about doing so? I've heard of people using wet tile chop saws for cutting fiberglass. The wet liquid will keep the...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boilers
Replies: 22
Views: 3379

so, uh, what has the point been of the last 5 messages, aside from thinking that we can't do it? I asked about a boiler, and naturally expected some concerning messages. How about this... this is our motivation: we must finish this locomotive, otherwise we do not graduate? In any case, we, as a clas...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boilers
Replies: 22
Views: 3379

If I make a firebox-style boiler as Mr. Knox, would I need to manufacture stays for the surrounding areas? I ask because we need to have the project finished in four weeks... Yes, a big feat, but we have made good progress and hope to have the frame together, and a running chassis in a week or two, ...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boilers
Replies: 22
Views: 3379

Boilers

Sirs, I am involved in a senior class project -- as a project leader. Our class is building an 0-4-0 blowfly in 4-3/4" gauge (www.blowfly.org for photos), and we are making progress. I am searching around, though, and trying to find information on boilers. I have a friend whose fab shop has ASME wel...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers Open House this weekend, 9/21-23
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Here's a photo I took saturday night at FLLS. I have more, but am out the door to SUNDAY at FLLS!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=202744
by Mike Walsh
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers Open House this weekend, 9/21-23
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Finger Lakes Live Steamers Open House this weekend, 9/21-23

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Finger Lakes Live Steamers open house this weekend. It's located in western new york, and their website is www.fingerlakeslivesteamers.org I plan on attending, and they will receive my first membership check from me then. I'm slowly being attracted to 1" scale ...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: David & Goliath ( Convention )
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Looks good! I Wasn't able to make it, due to being at school in Rochester, NY. I hope you visited my "home" railroad -- the WF&P :D
by Mike Walsh
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Grand Scales Convention
Replies: 3
Views: 988

I wish I could be there... Alas, I just started school today in New York, and will not be home again until Thanksgiving, likely...

Have fun, gents!

Mike Walsh
Wabash, Frisco, and Pacific Engineer