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by Berkman
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

Do you use ties that have the molded in tie plates? I'd assume this would keep the gauge in check better. Also anyone experiment with using longer sections of rail, say 20-40ft sections instead of ten foot? Is that common thought that the steel rail doesn't wear rolling stock wheels anymore than alu...
by Berkman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4

Would these work https://www.clippard.com/part/MQC-3 ?

Whats the difference between the MJQC and MQC series?
by Berkman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4

But isn't this the part # that most systems use as the " gladhands" ?
by Berkman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4

isn't this part used by most that have a clippard based air system ?
by Berkman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Soler II Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Soler II Pumps

Maybe someone like Banning loco works would be interested in continuing to offer the design.
by Berkman
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 42
Views: 2330

Re: Pump

I do not think the moes pumps are actually compound
by Berkman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: Pre heating boiler water

Typically full size locos never use cold water for hydro tests either. Even on the small size firing up with hot tap water would let you fire up much faster without potentially stressing the boiler. At night if you are going to run the next day fill the boiler up full, kill the fire and just let it ...
by Berkman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: Pre heating boiler water

I think both the prototype elesco and worthington systems had some sort of venting on them. Without looking at drawings I'm not quite sure how it was arranged.
by Berkman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: Pre heating boiler water

Any photos michaellynn2? Would love to see it!
by Berkman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: Pre heating boiler water

What does the inside of the elesco look like ? Is it simply an open tank or actually a bunch of coil heat exchangers like the prototype etc on your PS4?

Does anyone use hot tap water to fill the boiler before you light off when firing up ?
by Berkman
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 25
Views: 1050

Re: Signal Complexity

How does a automatic signal system handle multiple train sections within a block?
by Berkman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 1974

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

Jim,

so you have to buy a whole new unit after 5 years for battery?