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by cbrew
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Brushless Motor Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 362

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: 579

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: 494

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...
by cbrew
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Programming Sabertooth 2x32
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Programming Sabertooth 2x32

reading a little more, it appears that the emergency stop option i referenced above is only enabled when serial mode is enabled. that is correct, you will need to do a custom setup using the DEScribe PC software. https://www.dimensionengineering.com/info/describe just past midway is documentation on...
by cbrew
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Programming Sabertooth 2x32
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Programming Sabertooth 2x32

I am sure you are referring to this part of the manual? DIP Switch 6 enables or disables emergency stops. If DIP switch 6 is in the OFF position, emergency stops are enabled. This emergency stop is active low and internally pulled down. To enable the M1 output, connect the A1 terminal to 5V. To enab...
by cbrew
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Superscale Hancock check valves
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Re: Superscale Hancock check valves

Dave, what are you asking for these?
by cbrew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 30
Views: 3755

Re: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

using a sharp boring bar would do the job opening up the oilite bearing
by cbrew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Union nuts & cones?
Replies: 15
Views: 1905

Re: Union nuts & cones?

Drilling & tapping the union nut would require a square bottom drill. True? I would thru-hole drill size then finish the shoulder with a boring bar Tapping the union nut would require a bottoming tap. True? Yes Balancing the thru-hole drill size in the nut and the shoulder diameter on the union con...
by cbrew
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendations for a hand pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Recommendations for a hand pump?

Steam lifter? what is that? maybe you mean an injector? either way. I personally would not waste time or $$, I would take that money and add a second injector, I heard nothing but good things with Eccentric Engineers injectors. but if you want to move forward. the locoparts double pumper seems to be...
by cbrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak
Replies: 17
Views: 1559

Re: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak

I think the squeak is the rings on the cylinder, which is iron on iron. The packing is square graphite yarn from McMaster-Carr. I’m wondering if the speed of the engine is having an effect. My engine has to turn 100rpm per 1mph, more than double that of something like an Allen engine. hmm, when my ...
by cbrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak
Replies: 17
Views: 1559

Re: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak

ok, first though was a tight fit between moving parts but your testing shows other wise.

is the squeaking coming from the packing? what type of packing did you go with? ( i am asking for my info )
by cbrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 15” ga live steam club feasibility
Replies: 15
Views: 2026

Re: 15” ga live steam club feasibility

Hi Glenn, I have thought about moving up in the past. but this size of equipment is beyond my check book and hauling capability.
i believe those reasons will be your number one obstacle keeping volunteers.