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by Mike Walsh
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making HSS form tool
Replies: 16
Views: 3574

I'm lucky enough to be able to WEDM this part at my school, so I'll be programming it myself.

Mike
by Mike Walsh
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making HSS form tool
Replies: 16
Views: 3574

Making HSS form tool

Gents, I should probably post this in the Live Steam forum, but this is more oriented towards toolmaking, so I'm thinking this subforum might entice more responses. I plan to create a form tool on a Wire EDM that features a wheel profile, which will include both the wheel flange as well as the tread...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Berk Photos
Replies: 132
Views: 30993

I guess I will have to shop around and see what other feasible sizes are available. Obviously these shades will be too big for 1" scale, however I'm sure it could be scaled down... And maybe smaller pipe taps could be used with smaller springs!
by Mike Walsh
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Berk Photos
Replies: 132
Views: 30993

JBodenmann wrote:The reason the conduit connector is tapped 5/32" MTP is because the flexible conduit is a 1/8" right hand lead spring, which happens to thread right into the 5/32" tapered MTP thread.
Where did you get the spring? Is it a mcmaster product? Part #?

Thanks!

Mike
by Mike Walsh
Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Tender
Replies: 200
Views: 49506

Waushakum? 2010? You better get movin'!
by Mike Walsh
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slipping Drive Wheels
Replies: 49
Views: 6199

My understanding is that another contribution to slippage is if your driver centerline (axle centers) are ABOVE the centerline of the main piston (cylinder). This can be remedied by shimming the suspension (lowering the cylinders).
by Mike Walsh
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injectors
Replies: 47
Views: 7211

Two things to not skimp on: Injectors, and boiler check valves. Too damn true! I've seen many-a run weekend brought to a very early end, and sometimes a failure to start, because of injector and/or boiler check problems. The #3 worst culprit is water glass problems... Yep... Took, I believe 9 firin...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "Turret" Information
Replies: 23
Views: 3797

A friend of mine at FLLS owns a 1" Scale heisler that was built by his grandpa, I believe. Everything is pretty small in the cab, and for the longest time he was using a worn out pair of gloves (and I do mean worn out, the palm was missing, maybe a digit or two also)... He finally found a pair of gl...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Filling Boilers
Replies: 26
Views: 3116

You're complaining about a few minutes' wait for your boiler? What about the Union Pacific Challenger? :) I don't think they complain..
by Mike Walsh
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wagner Hudson enjoys it's 50th birthday....
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Wagner Hudson enjoys it's 50th birthday....

...or birthYEAR.... WF&P #535, formerly WF&P #350, just returned to service yesterday after a flue collapsed in late 2008. WF&P #350 was formerly a streamlined Wagner Jubilee (4-4-4), with original Wagner streamlining. Unfortunately I don't have any good photos, however I can direct intrigued reader...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brass and Bronze Use
Replies: 27
Views: 3663

We are about 55 miles southeast of Rolla, sandwiched in between large expanses of Mark Twain N.F.; it borders our property on both the north and south, very hilly, quiet, and remote. cb&q sounds like you need to pay a visit to the Wabash Frisco and Pacific RR in Glencoe, MO (Eureka, MO) for some bi...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Penberthy injectors
Replies: 9
Views: 3777

Penberthy injectors

Mainly, I am dealing with 3/8" Penberthy Injectors. However, this might apply to others. Currently, my club has a number of 3/8" PB Injectors, and we have no more steam jets for them. I am interested in machining some replacement steam jets for the injectors at my club. Does anyone have a clue as to...