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by hoppercar
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1346

Re: Future considerations from EE

Glad to hear check valves are in the running !!!!.....no.matter how you move water to.a boiler, injector, steam pump, axle pump, or hand pump...check valves are always needed....they will certainly make a nice addition to.your line of products !!!!
by hoppercar
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1346

Re: Future considerations from EE

I second that !!!....a good variety of boiler check valves is a big gap in.the live steam.window right now.....those would be a most welcome addition.!!!
by hoppercar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1346

Re: Future considerations from EE

They fed oil to cylinders, and air compressors
by hoppercar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1346

Re: Future considerations from EE

How about some nice looking, steam.operated cylinder cocks, and a 3 way valve to operate them.??....that would be a very welcome, nice addition to.your line !!!!!!
by hoppercar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1346

Re: Future considerations from EE

I would be interested in nathan or hancock boiler check valves....are you considering adding those along with the top.mounted check valve ?
by hoppercar
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: print for throttle for 4-8-4 Little Engine in 1 1/2 " scale
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: print for throttle for 4-8-4 Little Engine in 1 1/2 " scale

Is this the new 4-8-4 or the old alco northern ??...I have drawings for the old alco built many years ago
by hoppercar
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: #4 Size Brass Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: #4 Size Brass Rod

Mcmaster carr has it in 4-40....which is standard coarse thread......is there any reason to be using 4-36 ?????
by hoppercar
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dome Patterns
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Dome Patterns

Wow, thats nice...maybe someday ill get into 3d printing too...lol....but for now I just do.it the old way...outta wood, or just carve the whole thing outta steel...lol
by hoppercar
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dome Patterns
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Dome Patterns

3d printing has become the new norm....its almost put the traditional patternmaker in the poor house..
by hoppercar
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dome Patterns
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Dome Patterns

The easiest solution is to use a follower board, to match the contour of the flange
by hoppercar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Inline Oil Check Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Inline Oil Check Valve

Pm research has check valves down to 3/16ths mtp......you could make a threaded pipe reducer to take it on down to your 1/8th tubing
by hoppercar
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: injector problem

Yeah, ive done all that numerous times over the last year....could never get it to.work...I even put a different superscale injector in its place, and it worked great...which verified.all my plumbing.integrity......put the injector in.question back in place....and nothing.......so that was it, swapp...