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by Mike Walsh
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 8-1/2" cross compound air pump drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Re: 8-1/2" cross compound air pump drawings

The set must be for the 150 export version, same as the USA 150 B version. The bolt sizes are usually all noted in whitworth and US standard. There are close to 100 drawings in the complete set. I just reviewed - you must be correct. I see reference on one print to "....for Japan...", along with Wh...
by Mike Walsh
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Needle bearings, on axles.
Replies: 13
Views: 1268

Re: Needle bearings, on axles.

I agree with hoppercar. These engines have run for years using the existing design.

I would add felt pads for your journal box cellars - if nothing else, helps retain much more oil, and can possibly keep the axle in place (when the trailing truck is lifted, but the wheel isn't). Have fun!
by Mike Walsh
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300

Be one heck of a 3d printer too.
by Mike Walsh
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pulling a cold engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: Pulling a cold engine

Make sure your axle pump is in 100% bypass... Been there, done that. Got the "OMG!" when the guy towing the engine back to the bay started seeing water spurt out of the safety valves. "Ope... Let's open that bypass!"
by Mike Walsh
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: NYC hudson prints
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: NYC hudson prints

I, too, would be interested.
by Mike Walsh
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale
Replies: 26
Views: 3251

Re: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale

AJ Reeves has the copper you need.
by Mike Walsh
Tue May 19, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder honing
Replies: 15
Views: 2505

Re: Cylinder honing

A while back I was looking into having the cylinders re-done for a 12" gauge Pacific due to excessive crosshead play causing divots in the cylinder bore itself. I had no idea where to start - and I knew that machine shops would charge me like crazy for this. Then I realized that there is a machine s...
by Mike Walsh
Fri May 15, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 198
Views: 97258

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Since this thread has lots of high line people on it, I have the following to ask: what is a good length/depth for a high line engine house? So what is a good length for a loco and riding car? At FLLS, we do not have a high line, it came down around the late 90's. But we do consider the idea from t...
by Mike Walsh
Thu May 14, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)
Replies: 22
Views: 3243

Re: The 1

thunderskunk wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 8:35 am
... the user interface is akin to Fanuc controls; designed by somebody who’s still using windows XP.
Ha, you summed it up right there... Which seems fitting since you've experience with a Robodrill ;)
by Mike Walsh
Tue May 12, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 15
Views: 3660

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Just looking at the firebox door, it really gives you sense of scale of the boiler on these large things. When the backhead gets cluttered up with stuff, it's easy for the door to look "big". Very cool. :)
by Mike Walsh
Sat May 09, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Class Lamps and Smokebox Heat
Replies: 15
Views: 2879

Re: Class Lamps and Smokebox Heat

Your plastic lenses would probably melt before the LEDs...
by Mike Walsh
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: (2) 1" Scale 4-8-2 projects for sale.
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: (2) 1" Scale 4-8-2 projects for sale.

BClemens wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Mike, Is that a cast aluminum 6 cylinder engine block on the far center left? bc
LOL good eye.

We made these as mementos at the foundry I work for. I have a handful.