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by Mike Walsh
Tue May 19, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder honing
Replies: 15
Views: 3226

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: 202
Views: 100677

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: 3967

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: 28
Views: 5502

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: 3341

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: 1601

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.
by Mike Walsh
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: (2) 1" Scale 4-8-2 projects for sale.
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

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

Also included is a set of Atlantic/Pacific drawings as well as a copy of my CAD Drawing.
by Mike Walsh
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: (2) 1" Scale 4-8-2 projects for sale.
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

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

Hi everyone, I'm selling my (2) 1" Scale 4-8-2 projects. I have decided that I need to focus on other activities and these two are the projects that need to go. This is nothing more than a 1" Scale pacific, extended with an additional axle. What you see in the photos is what I have available for sal...
by Mike Walsh
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 14587

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Do you need 4 inch copper piping for the boiler? I have not purchased any of the copper for the boiler. The fact that you guys are both asking makes me think that it is as hard to buy as toilet paper right now. Should I be concerned? No -- It can be obtained in the states and in the UK. But if Bill...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 5373

Re: Crosshead Guide Material

Probably work ok. For the Allen cylinders that I'm machining at present, I picked up some 4140 prehardened material. Already ground to size. I think that'll hold up OK. If you're interested in that route, check out McMaster #8892K47. I haven't tried machining it yet but hopefully will be able to in ...
by Mike Walsh
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 27
Views: 7381

Re: Paint help

At the WF&P, I have had good results with engine block paint as well as rustoleum. Yes, it does flake off... If the surface is not well prepared. When I prepare surfaces for paint, I like to use a flap wheel on a grinder, or a 2" roloc disc on a 90 deg die grinder. I grind until the mill finish is g...
by Mike Walsh
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 37
Views: 10064

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

NP317 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Let's build this one:
Steam Loco.jpg

Or not...
RussN
You have all that under your workbench?

Wow...