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by Mike Walsh
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power reverse operation explanation video
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

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: 2116

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
by Mike Walsh
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers -- Fall Open House 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

Errol, there is a Super 8 in Geneva, along with several other chains (America's Best Value Inn, Ramada Geneva, Hampton Inn, etc). Geneva is probably 10-20 minutes' drive from the track Geneva is also roughly 15 minutes from the Thruway (exit 42, take a right after you pass the toll booth, and head s...
by Mike Walsh
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers -- Fall Open House 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

I am unsure regarding Ken Parkinson -- I am only a year old member at FLLS. I could probably find out. As for the 3/4" highline... I just found out a week or so ago that the pot is being stirred for that.. Some would like to see a 3/4" highline resurrected so that we can gather more people for our m...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers -- Fall Open House 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

Finger Lakes Live Steamers -- Fall Open House 2008

Gents, FLLS is having their annual Fall Open house on September 26/27/28, 2008. The 1" line now has the new extension, and more trackwork is currently in progress to complete the ENTIRE circuit of the railroad -- thus allowing you to traverse a lengthy route, without getting off the locomotive once ...
by Mike Walsh
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The cylinders are mounted.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

I spoke with the guy at the foundry that cast these for Dougal Hubner, "i.e MEG STEAM," when he was in business and he agreed to send another for a replacement. However I gave it about 10 mins of thought and went with the sleeve approach because I already had so much time into the casting.... Plus ...
by Mike Walsh
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need tips in selecting lathes
Replies: 8
Views: 1374

Need tips in selecting lathes

Sirs, My club, the WFPRR, is looking for a lathe that can handle a maximum of 20" diameter drivers... If we are on the hunt for a lathe of this size, what would we be looking for in the product description? I've read around, and seen dimensions such as __" x __" with ___" bed. Input would be appreci...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Small gauge/scale boiler question
Replies: 19
Views: 3027

Let's not also forget that it's quite a small boiler, so if you were to go with steel, you'd need to run quite a hot fire to be able to keep up with the steam consumption the locomotive would require..

Just my 2 cents.

Mike
by Mike Walsh
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen mogul plans and "scaling"
Replies: 26
Views: 3948

I'll go with the ubiquitous Kinkos. Maybe the blue print shops are less. But when the closest one to me is is 25 miles and Kinkos is a mile away...and gas is $4.25 per gallon.....kindaofa no brainer. Besides with Kinkos I just want a fast copy and I get to play with the machines myself. Instead of ...
by Mike Walsh
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 7 ¼ verses 7 ½ How did this happen?
Replies: 55
Views: 8912

Re: GAUGE SELECTION

But when it comes to hauling the public for profit, then 15" really is the "minimum gauge" Sir Heywood did his research and it still holds true today. I don't know a single for-profit entity running 12" gauge that doesn't say they'd like to go to at least 15" for higher hauling capacity. Yes, you c...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Videos from the WF&PRR
Replies: 2
Views: 729

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj9S05PzI5M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIBTtZiI5JY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHrbgsxSfgQ 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: 2427

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...