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by Bill Shields
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

you can think about making the union with a pilot (nose) (like the Hansen fittings so that the o-ring is captive...but use a knurled ring to tighten rather than the pull-snap ball widget. this way you don't have to worry (so much) about getting it REALLY TIGHT...once the pilot is into the o-ring, yo...
by Bill Shields
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

failure is from dropping the o-ring on the ground and not having a spare. properly done, o-rings work just fine...but ALWAYS have a few spares on hand. Even the o-rings in Joe Tansky's fittings (Joe doesn't make them)...occasionally 'get cut' and leak air and can cause problems as a result. I always...
by Bill Shields
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

:P carry lots of extra 0-rings with you :shock:
by Bill Shields
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

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by Bill Shields
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

another option are paint ball gun quick disconnects...stainless steel, no valving...low cost...good for very high pressure
by Bill Shields
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

The fittings come from Hansen originally...get them from Joe
by Bill Shields
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 2165

Re: water glasses

viton o-rings will be just fine there....

looks very pro-fessional.

be prepared for slight leaks along the center -pipe until it gets hot.
by Bill Shields
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 118
Views: 18995

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack:

if you are getting some tread plate etching done and are open to adding to the order, I would be interested in some. Although my project is 1", the 3/4" scale tread patter will be just fine for my 'one of a kind' modelling.
by Bill Shields
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

short people is the reason God made lumber and nails.

I have a work platform around my Bridgeport Series II machine. Even though I am 6' 1", I find it a very tall machine, so a 6" platform all the way around makes life easier for me.
by Bill Shields
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

that is basically where I was headed...it's a variation on the old British steam fitting. BvB just scaled them up.

Stay away from compression 'olives' here....the copper under them will compress and they will eventually leak.
by Bill Shields
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

will have to dig them up and scan them...have them around here somewhere..

keep reminding me...

know that some of them are on his pump drawings.

what size tube are you going to use?
by Bill Shields
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weird RR machine
Replies: 13
Views: 783

Re: weird RR machine

WITH A LOT OF GEARS in between....