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by DianneB
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:52 pm
how much tube do you actually need (assuming no spares)?
1 foot would do me.
by DianneB
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

Dont need fittings
by DianneB
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

Part number for a 25 foot roll is 101-0312031-NT-25
by DianneB
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

squandt wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:26 am
.... you can get it from McMaster Carr as stated
Unfortunately I am in Canada and McMaster-Carr refuse to ship here. Most suppliers sell a minimum of a 20 foot roll and are asking close to $200 for a roll - that's awfully expensive to get 1 foot of tube!
by DianneB
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder drain cocks?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Cylinder drain cocks?

Does anyone recognize this style of steam-operated drain cocks? Looks like something I'd be interested in for my 1.5 American.

I saw them on a Golden Gate video from fall of 2017.

I could make some guesses on the internals but drawings would be handy!
by DianneB
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 584

PTFE tube for steam?

Has anybody tried PTFE tubing in steam service? It looks like the specs go well above the requirements for saturated steam at 100 PSI. The vacuum breaks on my LE American never did work worth sxxx - ejector used a LOT of steam and produced no vacuum so I switched it over to steam brakes but I need a...
by DianneB
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American

Nice job Charlie!
I like mechanical drains but couldn't figure an un-complicated way to get the linkage back to the cab.
It looks like your drains are further from the ends of the cylinders than mine. I have VERY little clearance between the pilot wheels and the drains in a curve!
by DianneB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illuminating Water Glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: Illuminating Water Glass?

That's a nice looking lamp!
by DianneB
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Penberthy Injector question
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Penberthy Injector question

I had both a 3/8 and a 1/2 inch Penberthy on my 1/2 scale traction engine and neither had any trouble lifting 2 feet.

Having minimal resistance in the discharge is also important so I think what you loose on one hand you will make up for on the other.
by DianneB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illuminating Water Glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: Illuminating Water Glass?

FLSTEAM wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:39 pm
I tried an LED on my site glass only to find out it couldn't take the heat. John B
How close to the glass was your LED?
by DianneB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Night Running & Lights?
Replies: 23
Views: 2786

Re: Night Running & Lights?

Thanks for all the suggestions folks! We have only a simple track and don't run opposing movements but, if "overly bright" were a concern. I would have no reservations about adding a "low beam" switch but I don't expect to have THAT bright a light! Wolfgang: I may have to turn a reflector to fit my ...
by DianneB
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illuminating Water Glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: Illuminating Water Glass?

Today's project was to make a "light strip" with LEDs.

I used a strip of Plexigas and drilled every 0.15" for small yellow LEDs. They are in 2 groups of 5 (to run on 12 volts). I'll mount it tomorrow and see how it looks.
Strip Illuminated.jpg
Strip Back.jpg