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by Mike Walsh
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Videos from the WF&PRR
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Videos from the WF&PRR

I hope this is allowed in the Live Steam forum... (let me know if i need to move it to the photo album). I took some videos of the WFPRR this past Sunday. enjoy. www.wfprr...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The air brake results are in
Replies: 17
Views: 2345

one of the reasons that the gladhands were invented is so that in the event of an uncoupling, the connection would be severed (by means of the gladhands aligning appropriately that the trainline pressure would blow the gladhands apart). My question is why would you use dummy glad hands, and quik con...
by Mike Walsh
Thu May 29, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Will the price of gas affect your meet attendance this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 3780

Re: Let' See

Will $5.00 gas and associated higher costs cause OTHERS to think twice - or thrice - about getting into the hobby? Probably. I'm not quite so sure about 'getting into the hobby'.... Anyone can get into the hobby. I doubt it is a matter of travel when they are interested in the hobby. If they want t...
by Mike Walsh
Wed May 28, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Boiler Print
Replies: 22
Views: 3874

That doesn't make sense.. I just picked up a set of prints for a LE 0-4-0 in 1", and I got the boiler prints with it..........
by Mike Walsh
Sun May 18, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photographing Setups & Processes
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

i have better luck setting up the camera on a tripod, and setting the timer so that it will count down, hence allowing you to press the button and then let teh camera calm down as it counts down.

works well for railpictures...
by Mike Walsh
Thu May 15, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: One last look at the Tender
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

spoken and performed like a true railroader! :)
by Mike Walsh
Tue May 06, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Rotary Table Alignment: Part III
Replies: 71
Views: 9200

he doesnt understand the comment, so why wouldn't it be necessary? let him ask the question.
by Mike Walsh
Mon May 05, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toolpost Collet Holder
Replies: 10
Views: 1281

This is quite interesting! I have to ask, though.. Would this put any type of pressure onto your collets that may damage it? Granted, I understand that it's being pulled into the taper, which would "secure" it... Plus, if you think about it, you're putting just about the same type of pressure onto t...
by Mike Walsh
Fri May 02, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inspired by Jose - a Micro Hand Tapper
Replies: 12
Views: 2456

Do you have any prints or anything of the sort that might assist us in creating something like this? I particularly like your design. Do you know if something like what you've created might be adapted for a higher elevation (say to allow something 6" tall to fit underneath?).... I am thinking that o...
by Mike Walsh
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lets put a face to the name
Replies: 40
Views: 7593

Here I am, sitting my fat butt on the end of the bridge frame at FLLS, so it doesn't tip over (it was positioned halfway across the abutment, so it could be dragged across easily). (shameless plug for FLLS) Come out to FLLS and see what we're doing now! Plent...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Extension at FLLS
Replies: 1
Views: 633

1" Extension at FLLS

I hope I'm not too out of line in posting these photos of the progress of the new 1" extension at the Finger Lakes Live Steamers. on April 20th, 2008, we installed a bridge at the club site. It was needed to move forth on our extension. photos are below: Ou...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: O-Rings in Cast iron cylinders
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Umm.... IIRC 0-4-0's have cast iron cylinders, but they have steel sleeves. These sleeves allow the use of piston rings.

If yours doesn't have sleeves, how has it held up? I only ask because I thought the norm was steel sleves in cast iron castings.