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by mspetersen
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.

Have you considered truck air brake line fittings? They come in Tees, 90s, 45s, straights and many variations. Available in DOT style with a tube support or without (non-DOT) Both come in push-Lock type and compression style.
by mspetersen
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Conway C-16
Replies: 8
Views: 3720

Re: Conway C-16

Matt,

Check your Private Messages.
by mspetersen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: small amounts of o-rings s/s balls etc
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: small amounts of o-rings s/s balls etc

Unless you're doing a local pickup, the freight charges will exceed the cost of the O rings. UPS is around $12-15 in zone for a pound or less. Usually cheaper to buy more at those rates. We'll ship small quantities anywhere in the US and Canada though www/valleyhydraulic.com We also stock Viton O ri...
by mspetersen
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 5040

Re: Favorite train movie

Bite the Bullet and The Professionals both Written & Directed by Richard Brooks. Bite the Bullet was filmed on the C&TS in its early days. The C&TS has as much a starring role as Gene Hackman or James Coburn. The Professionals was filmed with Great Western Sugar #75 on UP's Boulder Branch near Las V...
by mspetersen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 3023

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

This is the Eaton Product I was referring to: http://www.eatonpowersource.com/product ... ils/s-4tw/ Requires crimped or swaged ends. (Both are available.) Comes in -4 to -16 sizes. Does require a good bend radius as once kinked, it's worthless.
by mspetersen
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 3023

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

Eaton Stainless braided line with a PTFE liner is rated for 440 degrees according to the catalog. Others brands should be similar. Had a customer who was using one as a fuel line in a stock car and ended up with a fire in the engine compartment. Had the line next to the exhaust manifold, which proba...
by mspetersen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Something new on the Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

Re: Something new on the Mountain

Russ how about a video on track and switch panel building from scratch?
by mspetersen
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

I remember when it was featured in Live Steam 20+ years ago and it looked rather cartoonish in the pictures then. It looks like it only sold for $46,200 with no reserve.
by mspetersen
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 4569

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

Instead of PVC or Copper air lines in the shop consider 1/2" Poly lines. Its cheap, easy to run and if you do damage it you can fix it with a simple brass push lock type connector. Want to add a new drop? Cut the line and add a tee connector. We've had ours up almost 20 years of daily use without an...
by mspetersen
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology
Replies: 12
Views: 2744

Re: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology

I remember in the fall of 74 or 75 being the last class they taught how to use a Slide Rule in High School Chemistry class. By that Christmas most people had gotten simple calculators and as that was the end of Slide Rules in our school. I still have mine and to my kids it might as well be an abacus.
by mspetersen
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal purchase
Replies: 19
Views: 4953

Re: Coal purchace

if you live near a coal fired power plant, some will sell coal to the public. Hard part is finding the right person to talk to.
by mspetersen
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed
Replies: 16
Views: 9458

Re: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed

Well the price is listed at $12.5 Million, so I guess I need to dig a little deeper in the seat cushions for some more loose change. https://www.landleader.com/property-sea ... O&combine=