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by Mike Walsh
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MACHINING ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

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: 1804

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: 2496

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: 2496

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: 2496

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: 2496

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: 2005

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: 1738

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...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Future of 3/4" Scale - Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 14808

Just a thought.. but has anyone ever given thought to running their 3/4" locos with no passengers, but a train made of purely freight/passenger cars? I would think that since 1/20.3 scale is popular in the manually controlled, "fun" niche, what is wrong with operating 3/4" scale with no passengers? ...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Owner of Arborway TT & NW killed in motorcycle accident
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

This is true. I received news from some of the crew at the ATTNW yesterday, and was saddened to hear of the loss of Mr Woods. I haven't been to the ATTNW, but have worked with crews from the ATTNW at the WFPRR, and they have always spoken highly of the ATTNW, and John Woods. They always encouraged m...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power reverse operation explanation video
Replies: 10
Views: 1347

Since I'm deaf, I did not get the spoken explanation of the operation. However, watching the actual operation of the gear, I think I have an idea of how it works. As I perceive it, it is nothing more than a cylinder that is receiving live steam to both sides of the piston (forwards/reverse) -- but m...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Southern Railway Green
Replies: 6
Views: 2085

Southern Railway Green

Does anyone happen to know the proper paint codes/chip for the Southern Railway PS-4? If someone could PM me (if they don't want to reveal it to the whole wide web), or post it here, that would be appreciated!

Mike Walsh