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by optigman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing a lubricator
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Plumbing a lubricator

If you are lubricating the driving cylinders you will most likely want a mechanical lubricator. If you have a steam pump you would use a displacement type lubricator. Mechanical lubricators are connected to valve rods or eccentrics mostly. The lube line is then attached to the steam input before it ...
by optigman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing a lubricator
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Plumbing a lubricator

Hydrostatic or mechanical lubricator?
by optigman
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load

Mix lampblack with the brown waterproof glue until it kind of matches the color of the coal. We used to mix lampblack with all kinds of plastics such as epoxy and it did not seem to affect the cure time or hardness too much. It certainly blackened up the parent plastic though.
by optigman
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Seeking Superscale-type fast start injector valve
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Seeking Superscale-type fast start injector valve

Dave Bortz in Pennsylvania now owns Superscale and might possibly have starter valves in stock. He can be contacted at:
dsbortz@comcast.net
by optigman
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Marker light lenses- availability and sizes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Marker light lenses- availability and sizes?

Try calling Joe Ed as he might sell the lenses separately from his lamps. Previous post pasted below. Pontiacguy1 wrote: The best place to get them is from Franklin Automatic Machine Company in Brentwood, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. I have a pair of his locomotive marker lights, and they are...
by optigman
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1 1/2" scale bell ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: 1 1/2" scale bell

I will buy the bell if still available. optigman
by optigman
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam cylinder oil
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: Steam cylinder oil

Does anybody know a source for the Type 3 Steam Oil (non-emulsifing) for hydrostatic lubricators ? The Mobile 600 oil emulsifys with the steam and is used in mechanical lubricators and is Type 1 Steam Oil. Real Trains used to sell both types and I am almost out of the non-emulsifying Type 3 Steam Oi...
by optigman
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan 1918A Injector pre-production sample
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Re: Nathan 1918A Injector pre-production sample

You have done what others have only dreamed about. So much for doing things the old way when you get perfect results doing it the new way. Keep up the good work and high quality we have come to expect from your wonderful products. Richard
by optigman
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Superscale Chicago Injector
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Re: Superscale Chicago Injector

I have a very lightly used Superscale economy injector I would be willing to trade for a lightly used or new Superscale Chicago Injector. PM me if interested. optigman
by optigman
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale Cast Iron Couplers - Ready To Run - 1 pair per set
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Cast Iron Couplers - Ready To Run - 1 pair per set

Do you still have any Iron couplers or just the Stainless in stock on sale? Thanx, optigman
by optigman
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector size for My Sweet William
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Injector size for My Sweet William

You should contact Anthony from Eccentric Engineer. He can certainly steer you correctly when it comes to injectors and filling capacity. His injectors work perfectly and deliver the specified amount. Delivery rate is important so you can properly size the injector to the demand. Eccentric Engineer ...