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by cbrew
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Scale Safety Valves
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: 2.5" Scale Safety Valves

as anyone heard from Dave lately? a friend has been trying to get ahold of him via chaski and had no luck.
by cbrew
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1311

Re: Women in the hobby?

I would say its the same reason why the % of women being involved in the STEM industries. not everyone is cut out for it.
by cbrew
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

PROBLEM SOLVED! I was able to free up two of the three tri cocks by soaking in vinegar for a few hours and carefully working the handles back and forth a little at a time and working some oil in until they had full travel back. The third one would not budge! :( I boiled it in vinegar for a couple o...
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

see that is my take on them also, so maybe just drill them out and make up a solid plug that will connect them to the back head
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

yeah, i agree with that, so the only option i see is plug the holes, or make up close nipples that have 10/32 one end and 3/6 -40 on the other and use a off the shell globe valve.
do you use the tricocks?
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

if copper, does the boss have enough surface to open up to a 1/4-40 mtp?
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

see if you can run a screw into the boiler. if it is tapered, i would expect drag as it screws in.
this does not change the fact you can not find a tricock with this thread, but one could be made to fit.

Copper or steel boiler?
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

sounds like a 10/32 screw should fit. any idea if that was a straight or a tapered thread?
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Re: Axle pump feed water

I would not put cold water anywhere near the mud ring. is this a copper or steel boiler?
by cbrew
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1448

Re: Coupler Standards ?

an issue with the idea of standardizing couples. I can already hear
you copied my coupler
from some
by cbrew
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train detector, welded rails - ideas???
Replies: 14
Views: 903

Re: Train detector, welded rails - ideas???

yeah, the only issue with using anything but true track detection is how to tell of the train is still present.
can have a sensor counting in and out but nothing is fool proof.
I even looked into using RFid tech at one time. but it was just not cost effective.
by cbrew
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1448

Re: Coupler Standards ?

of all the couplers on the current market, I have not found any that would not work together. mcc/titan is the only coupler i had issue with coupling to other brands. but they normally just need a wiggle to drop the pin