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by Mike Walsh
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Re: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?

Lap your surfaces and squirt some oil on 'em… Bolt 'em down for timing. You will probably be ok. Some leakage, but shouldn't affect timing too badly. Save the gaskets for the final product.
by Mike Walsh
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Inch Scale Riding Car/Tender Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: 1" Inch Scale Riding Car/Tender Trucks

If the material has remained unchanged over the years, it should be fine... Don't subject them to sharp, heavy loads (such as plopping down on the couch after a long day at work) and I think you'll be fine. I've only ever seen one sideframe fail and that was on a ballast car which was maxed out. Add...
by Mike Walsh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Swanton pacific
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: Swanton pacific

Photos are starting to surface via Facebook. The roundhouse perished in the fire, with two steamers in it. I do not know the state of the diesel. The carbarn also perished in the fire. Fate of the equipment is also unknown. My thoughts go out to the Swanton Pacific Railroad and all of the volunteers...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Leaf spring, blue temper stock sources?
Replies: 20
Views: 3293

Re: Leaf spring, blue temper stock sources?

If you have a water jet contact, you could get a sheet of spring steel and waterjet everything out of that. Rivet holes included! Yes, life is easy with a waterjet. Before I retired one of the departments I supervised had a 7 x 15 foot (usable surface) Omax waterjet. I could program at my desk, upl...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Leaf spring, blue temper stock sources?
Replies: 20
Views: 3293

Re: Leaf spring, blue temper stock sources?

If you have a water jet contact, you could get a sheet of spring steel and waterjet everything out of that. Rivet holes included!
by Mike Walsh
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Little Engines Atlantic/Pacific Guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: 1" Little Engines Atlantic/Pacific Guidance

According to most calculations, the 1/4 inch diameter tubing should be acceptable, but it was found that by increasing to the next larger size copper tubing, the performance increase was certainly worth the effort invested. Today the 1 inch Northern of Richard Finn is operated at St. Croix Live ste...
by Mike Walsh
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Little Engines Atlantic/Pacific Guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: 1" Little Engines Atlantic/Pacific Guidance

jmpharrington wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Has there been any article series, booklet, etc. on the construction of the 1" scale Little Engines Atlantic or Pacific?
Thanks,
Jim
Not sure. I haven't heard of one... I do have a LE-issued construction booklet on the 0-6-0, but don't know if one was made for the Pacific/Atlantic.
by Mike Walsh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identifying photos
Replies: 53
Views: 8260

Re: Help identifying photos

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Daris,

ID 008 appears to be a 12” ga Ottaway loco and 3 car train set. Don’t recognize the location.

Glenn
I'm inclined to think 15". The tender looks too wide for 12".
by Mike Walsh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identifying photos
Replies: 53
Views: 8260

Re: Help identifying photos

Has anyone any familiarity of a builder in the Miami, FL., area going by the name Harold Schoele?

I have acquired a project locomotive from someone, and they had quite the paperwork on it showing dates of misc purchases, and am wondering who Mr. Schoele is.
by Mike Walsh
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Elderly steam engine. Anyone recognize it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Elderly steam engine. Anyone recognize it?

I goofed. Somehow overlooked the outside valve gear of the PV compared to the original. I wonder if it's a Molly, with drivers swapped?
by Mike Walsh
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Elderly steam engine. Anyone recognize it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Elderly steam engine. Anyone recognize it?

Hello, Looks like LBSC "Molly" Look here; https://www.glrkennions.co.uk/kennions-model-steam-3.html https://www.glrkennions.co.uk/model-engineering-steam-locomotive-molly.html I'm inclined to think it's the PV Baker. PV Baker has square counterweights and the axle spacing seems a little better. htt...