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by cbrew
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 42
Views: 5575

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

ok, what made the decision easy for me is the use of 1/8 npt fitting feeding the cylinders.
by cbrew
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 42
Views: 5575

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

you are correct on the size.... loco runs just fine on any of the tracks where I run. I do not pull long trains full of people...so that may be a concern, however.... you have to remember that you can get a LOT of steam at 1100 feet / second through a 3/16" hole... need to remember this is not a na...
by cbrew
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 1914

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

"...the other down fall is the lengthy charge time with prepping for the trip when there is 7 to fill" Prototypical. Makes train operations that much more fun! From personal experience, I LIKE your air brake system. (You can provide the picture...) ~RN here is what could have been a lot worse, we w...
by cbrew
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 1914

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

I used to use PVC on the cars. but had issues with leaking around the air line connection threads. I have since moved to alum paint ball tanks, they can be picked up off amazon for 20 to 25 bucks each. 10 minutes on the lathe to modify the brass tank valve assembly and its ready for service. they ar...
by cbrew
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quartering driver axles
Replies: 11
Views: 2473

Re: Quartering driver axles

I quartered the axles on the mill using a woodruff cutter and end mill during a single setup.
i know some do not like this method, but it was the only way i can be sure of the quartering using the tools in my "tool box"
by cbrew
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Quick Disconnectss
Replies: 22
Views: 2342

Re: Propane Quick Disconnectss

the answer is yes, i use them for both propane and water
by cbrew
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Quick Disconnectss
Replies: 22
Views: 2342

Re: Propane Quick Disconnectss

Fred_V wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:28 am
they may be Paint Ball gun fittings.
that is what i use.
water and propane
by cbrew
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 42
Views: 5575

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

Check out how I handled the ball valve and linkage here: http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?p=338835#p338835 I've built two this way and they work great. Used an off the shelf 3/8 ball valve from Ace Hardware and all stainless materials for the rod and lever. Hmmm, that has possibili...
by cbrew
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 42
Views: 5575

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

morning dave, I also have been using ball valves. I run this one the smoke box and it will run great in the dome https://www.mcmaster.com/4485K31 just need to machine up a new handle that will clock correctly Use a ball valve in the steam dome, makes a great throttle. That is all I have used in 45 y...
by cbrew
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Brushless Motor Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: Brushless Motor Controller

may not be much use on the smaller electric critters, for the large locomotives, this website may be of use http://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/
by cbrew
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam space.
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: Steam space.

more then enough, after all, the water is the stored energy not the steam. only need enough space to evaporate off the water without carry over. my 8 inch boiler has less then a inch
by cbrew
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Programming Sabertooth 2x32
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Programming Sabertooth 2x32

the lack of free wheeling is the reason i am moving away from the syren products. need to realize these products are designed for the fighting robots. do the features are directed for that need. I am installing a 300 amp sevcon millipak into my dismal to feed the four 500 watt motors which does have...