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by doublereefed
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

NP317, tell me about the tubing you are using. I can see some specs written on the side but can't make it out.
by doublereefed
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I need a pair...
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: I need a pair...

PM sent, thanks!
by doublereefed
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

Hoppercar, Greg - thanks for these tips. I'm on it!
by doublereefed
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

I need to fit some quick disconnects to the water lines on my tender. I have to split the loco/tender each time I load/unload and hose clamps are a PITA. The loco has a starvation axle pump so none of the lines are under pressure. 3 feeds x 1/4" and 1 feed x 5/16 (injector water). I saved the detail...
by doublereefed
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I need a pair...
Replies: 2
Views: 300

I need a pair...

I need 2, not 100. Does anyone have some I could buy?

These will be used as decorative finish on a set if boiler handrails on an Allen Mogul.
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by doublereefed
Tue May 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
Replies: 21
Views: 1721

Re: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's

Great video! A nice time machine... fun to recognize locations from what they looked like in the early days. Nice Pacific too... good luck with the move.
by doublereefed
Tue May 21, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Digital steam locomotive bell?
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Digital steam locomotive bell?

Thanks DianneB. There was a time when I was set up for ROM pogramming, no longer. I found a relatively (?) inexpensive sound card at mylocosound. All I need is the bell. I should be able to put the card and a reasonably sized speaker in a box, hang it under the tender. http://www.mylocosound.com/
by doublereefed
Mon May 20, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Digital steam locomotive bell?
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Digital steam locomotive bell?

Has anybody shared a simple way to hook up a nice sounding digital bell sound for a steam locomotive? 12V, speaker under the tender, push button gives the typical ringing bell sound. I guess there might be an inexpensive sound chip out there with good quality?

Thanks!
by doublereefed
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Test against air pressure vs. water pressure?
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: Test against air pressure vs. water pressure?

OK, will give it a go!
by doublereefed
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Test against air pressure vs. water pressure?
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Test against air pressure vs. water pressure?

I will be testing my steam powered water pump here soon. Mostly checking the pipe fittings. I will be pressurizing the boiler with air, then pumping water out of a bucket (at track height, reduce the lift) into the boiler. The pump will be working against air pressure in the boiler and at the check ...
by doublereefed
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing

THANKS all for the tips to get me back into production. I bought a big horiz/vertical 5C collet holder on eBay, I clamp that in my bench vise, works great for holding the tubing. That was first big problem solved. I can easily thread what I need to, except nipples. Impossible. I will be purchasing n...
by doublereefed
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing

All... thank you so much! Like a masters course on tube threading. I'm on it... will start building skills with all these techniques. My Sherline Mill has WW collets, can't hold the entire tube, apparently they are called "pug" collets. I found a cheap 5C collet holder, and a few 5C collets. That wi...