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by jcbrock
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing question
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Plumbing question

You didn't say what scale your engine is, I would agree with Fred for the sizes if it is 1.5" scale, but a 1" scale engine looks better with 3/16". As for conversion, LocoParts and PM Research both sell ways to get from 1/8 npt to 5/16 mtp. McMaster has reducers from 1/4 npt to 1/8 npt. Another rout...
by jcbrock
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 20
Views: 1130

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Only in the secondhand market.
by jcbrock
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Safety Valve Progress and other updates
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: 1" Safety Valve Progress and other updates

Looking forward to the 1" safeties Anthony, keep up the good work.
by jcbrock
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Need storage ideas!
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Need storage ideas!

Here's the hoist at the St Croix. You could build something like it out of lumber with a cheap electric winch or even cheaper hand-powered winch, maybe one salvaged off an old boat trailer. A pulley at each corner and casters for mobility.
scrr_hoist.jpg
by jcbrock
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Bettendorf trucks in the works...
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: New Bettendorf trucks in the works...

Yay, every SP steam era modeler needs these.
by jcbrock
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 22
Views: 1568

Re: Tom bee

Bridget and Marcel have both been very responsive to me on both the phone and email. My last small order took about 6 weeks, which I'd put in the category 'normal to better than average live steam supplier lead time'.
by jcbrock
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 933

Re: Just add WARMTH!

I'm sure Dianne took your statement with understanding, Barry. Whomping in my opinion is not so much "error" as more a matter of "style". Some of us are quiet and unassuming, others loud and flashy. Now in Bill's example where parts actually leave the loco, that may be more towards the error end of ...
by jcbrock
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 933

Re: Just add WARMTH!

Thanks. I've always thought they put out enough heat without the roar of some methods.
by jcbrock
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 933

Re: Just add WARMTH!

Hi Dianne, I was looking at your web page and was wondering if you'd describe your propane burner a little more? Is that a plate burner like other Manitoba folks have in their engines?
by jcbrock
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1288

Re: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?

BTW, in the 1:1 world, was there a valve inline with the boiler check valve? Most locos (maybe all) had a shutoff valve either incorporated in the check valve or between the check valve and the boiler. That's what makes a boiler check valve different from an ordinary check valve. Check valves stick...
by jcbrock
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1288

Re: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?

While we are at it, does anybody know where I can get a boiler check valve for a 1" scale locomotive? I'm going with a an angle globe valve mounted to the boiler fitting, with a globe check valve immediately preceding it until something better surfaces. This at least lets you shut off boiler pressu...
by jcbrock
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” 4-6-2 mystery eng
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: 1” 4-6-2 mystery eng

I would suggest the small LocoParts lubricator and the Eccentric Engineer small scale injectors. Those are both good and available.