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by cbrew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

I just using quick disconnects used in the paint ball world, they are 1/8 npt with a open path (no checks).
and 1/4 ID fuel injection line that can be had at any autoparts store. it looks just like Russ's (NP317) setup above.
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by cbrew
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

Highiron wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:48 am
I stock them in quarter inch 5/16 and 3/8 they are hose barb style fittings and go right on the end of your hose between the engine and tender they are single shut off if you're at Nick's Next Time Richard you'll see them on all of my engines and Paul engines
can you post up pictures Mike?
by cbrew
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Basket case 2-4-0
Replies: 19
Views: 1952

Re: Basket case 2-4-0

NP317 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:17 am
All the small steam lines to things like the oil atomizer use brass compression fittings.
They maybe fine. that is a low pressure circuit. imho
but i still prefer the flared fitting over the compression. it seems to be real easy to over tight the compression fitting.
by cbrew
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Basket case 2-4-0
Replies: 19
Views: 1952

Re: Basket case 2-4-0

I was comparing compression and flare fittings on McMaster Carr a couple of weeks ago. The standard brass flare fittings had no mention of being good for steam service, in fact the max working temp was below 400 degrees if I recall. The standard brass compression fittings were rated for steam servi...
by cbrew
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler treatment
Replies: 23
Views: 1120

Re: Boiler treatment

First thing you need to do is have your water tested. once you have the "make up" of your water. those in the know can suggest the proper route to take. I personally just use LSB. the water is never in the boiler more then 6 hours at a time, if i stored the boiler wet, i would be looking for a diffe...
by cbrew
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-seating check valve?
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Re-seating check valve?

i agree with John also, another idea that has been successful is using a hard viton ball instead of the Ss balls. it will conform to any issues in the seat, but the shelf life will be shorter. so plan on replacing the ball every spring. (normally buy 50 to 100 at a time anyways so this is not much o...
by cbrew
Wed May 29, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 2063

Re: water glasses

Harold_V wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:10 am
It should be noted that not all copper alloys respond to being worked hot. Some are "hot short", which means that they become brittle when hot.

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my experience is limited to the 6 foot joints of brass and hard copper one gets from mcmaster carr.
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by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 2063

Re: water glasses

I had issues attempting to bend the heavy wall brass too. Even heating to cherry and quenching, it was still too hard to bend for my liking and I was afraid of either breaking my tool or collapsing the pipe. Which I did wind up collapsing a pipe at one point. After that, I switched everything to 0....
by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 2063

Re: water glasses

I had issues attempting to bend the heavy wall brass too. Even heating to cherry and quenching, it was still too hard to bend for my liking and I was afraid of either breaking my tool or collapsing the pipe. Which I did wind up collapsing a pipe at one point. After that, I switched everything to 0....
by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New tool for Train Mountain
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: New tool for Train Mountain

awesome
I wish i was closer, this would be a fun project
by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 2063

Re: water glasses

when i bend brass pipe, it need to be a dull red, it works very easy at that temp
by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New tool for Train Mountain
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: New tool for Train Mountain

Nicely done Russ, the only thing i can see that would make that better is to add one more cable system to bring the switch back and forth for you...