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by Fred_V
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Coupler Standards ?

Do you mean the they come undone or are you talking about sliding vertically and separating? The later is very common.
by Fred_V
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Coupler Standards ?

That was the problem I had with my MCC coupler. The knuckle, as cast, has just a slight impression where the drop bar should fit. you have to mill it out to work but how much. I think i have it working now.
by Fred_V
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Coupler Standards ?

BAdams wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Hi Andy,

Attempts have been made, John_S posted this awhile back: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=103231&p=351996&hil ... rs#p351996

Brook
Thanks, that is what I was looking for.
by Fred_V
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mountain car co coupler drawing
Replies: 0
Views: 175

mountain car co coupler drawing

I have an MCC coupler with the sift up slider to release. It was a kit. I need a drawing that shows how to machine the knuckle part so it locks in the right position.
any help??
by Fred_V
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 1157

Re: Favorite train movie

Snowpiecer was an interesting movie and won many awards for it's social content.
by Fred_V
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 1157

Re: Favorite train movie

The Runaway Train with John Voight. Great shots of that F unit going through the freezing snow with ice over the windows.
by Fred_V
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder drain cocks?
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Cylinder drain cocks?

I have several designs of steam operated ones but they don't blow out the side like that.
by Fred_V
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 1157

Re: Favorite train movie

"The Train" with Burt Lancaster. Great train shots. No quote sticks out for me.
by Fred_V
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Steam Chest Question
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Locomotive Steam Chest Question

I just leave one bolt in the chest cover and swing the cover out of the way.
by Fred_V
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Injector Questions

i'm don't know for sure but I would thing a 3/16" delivery line would be too small. I once worked on an engine with an LS Chicago injector that would not work; just blew water/steam out the overflow. It had a 5/16" delivery tube but it turned out to have only a 3/16" ID. heavy wall brass tube. I cha...
by Fred_V
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Model Machine shop
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: Model Machine shop

if you dig around that site you will find an amazing amount of stuff. Here is a collection of Cherry Hills models. She was brought up on Chaski awhile back. Wonderful models.
https://archives.imeche.org/archive/art ... herry-hill?
by Fred_V
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Model Machine shop
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Model Machine shop

this has to be the best I've ever seen anywhere. click on the video to the right side.

https://archives.imeche.org/archive/ind ... op?ipage=1