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by ChuckHackett-844
Fri May 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane orifice size
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Propane orifice size

I have drawings, photos, etc. for the burner in my Northern but I don't know how to post such here. If you send an email to misccdh@whitetrout.net I can email you a copy.
by ChuckHackett-844
Wed May 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane orifice size
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Propane oriface size

(I assume we are talking about a 'furnace' type burner, i.e.: one orifice, one mixing tube feeding a single manifold) To calculate the orifice size you need to know how many BTU your burner can produce. From that, and knowing the pressure you want to feed it, you can calculate the orifice size that ...
by ChuckHackett-844
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Narrow gage/Standard gage
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Narrow gage/Standard gage

"Narrow Gauge" equipment is typically larger than standard gauge (assuming we are talking 7.x gauge track). It needs to be a larger scale (~ 2.5 or 3 in-to-foot as opposed to 1.5 in-to-foot for std gauge ) so that the narrow gauge wheel set comes to 7.x inches.
by ChuckHackett-844
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Device to rotate cars to work on brakes, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Device to rotate cars to work on brakes, etc.

BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:40 pm
... just can't crank out the work the way I could 15-20 years ago. ...
I'm in that group too ... but I still try to make the young kids keep up with me :-)
by ChuckHackett-844
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Device to rotate cars to work on brakes, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Device to rotate cars to work on brakes, etc.

makinsmoke wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:21 pm
By the way, did you notice one of your trucks is upside down? (ducks....)

:lol:

Thanks again,
Brian
Had to check it out - it was making a scraping sound last time out. Found out it works better when the pin comes in from the other side ...

... but it didn't seem to slow 844 down ... :-)
by ChuckHackett-844
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Device to rotate cars to work on brakes, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Device to rotate cars to work on brakes, etc.

It's a real pain having to lay on your back under a steaming bay or engine stand to work on breaks, etc. No fun on the back, etc. not to mention the prospect of screws, oil, dirt dropping in your face or, worse mouth :-) Several people have asked me for details on how I built the "Car Rotatory" I us...
by ChuckHackett-844
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Insulating fluid for connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Insulating fluid for connections?

Here on our lake someone was servicing a boat at the dock and accidentally dropped something across the battery. It exploded sending him to the hospital - hydrogen or steam who cares - it makes for a bad day ...
by ChuckHackett-844
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Insulating fluid for connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Insulating fluid for connections?

I don't like the rubber covers, but I have seen a red liquid that is meant to be brushed on? And, where to get? Please advise, thanks. I recommend that you use the rubber covers. Any paint on fluid such as "liquid tape" is going to be very thin and not protect from anything except moisture. Getting...
by ChuckHackett-844
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Glad-Hands
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Glad-Hands

chuck : look up live steam magazine November 1981 (A Successful air Hose Coupler) by Jack S. Edwards drawing for coupler Joe Thanks Joe, I'm sure I could machine them (and have my own design optimized for CNC machining rattling around in my head) but alas - "So many projects, So little time" and I ...
by ChuckHackett-844
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Glad-Hands
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Glad-Hands

Although I have not tried the performance of these, they look very similar to the old SuperScale ones. Be worth trying if you want to keep the scale look. https://www.shapeways.com/product/BT6982G6H/air-brake-gladhand-2-5-quot-scale-rev-live-steam?optionId=62060030 The product page says "They hold ...
by ChuckHackett-844
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Glad-Hands
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Glad-Hands

Does anyone know where I can purchase 12 sets of glad-hands? Something similar to these: http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=File:JohnKelsoGladhands.jpg http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=File:Kent_Bolerjack_gladhands.jpg (I have emailed these two suppliers) I know I can make them but, ...
by ChuckHackett-844
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: "Trip Track" signals
Replies: 3
Views: 824

"Trip Track" signals

Does someone have a detailed description (and schematic if available) of the implementation of "Trip Track" block signals supporting Red & Green? This approach does not directly detect trains in a block but uses short pieces of track in place of the capture/release buttons used on some railroads. I ...