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by AnthonyDuarte
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Large injectors in production
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Large injectors in production

Hi everyone, Just a heads up that I've been working on the large injectors and they should be ready in about a month. It occurred to me today that the 6.5 pint nozzles for the 2.5" scale Monitors will fit nicely (with some modification) in the Large injector body. So, to open this injector up to a w...
by AnthonyDuarte
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

Personally, I would be interested in a set with functioning water valves. Curious if anyone else would be interested in a functioning water valve? Mind you this would bring the price to $1800. New core mold, more parts, more testing, and likely a higher scrap rate of the main bodies. But if it's so...
by AnthonyDuarte
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

Here is the video of the Nathan Monitors in action.

Enjoy,
Anthony

by AnthonyDuarte
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

If the water feed tube to the injector gets warm like you describe that can certainly cause a slow lift. A long overflow pipe can also cause the delay
by AnthonyDuarte
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

I have been away at LALS and Train Mountain the last two weekends giving the new monitors a good workout, and I took some videos that I will post a bit later. On our models the engineer sits a couple feet away from the overflow rather than a dozen+ feet, so it's very easy to hear the difference betw...
by AnthonyDuarte
Wed May 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

Fender wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:35 pm
Anthony, when you say you used a triple-lead thread, is this the same as a thread with three starts? In other words, one turn of the handle moves the valve a distance equal to three times the thread pitch?
That is correct.
by AnthonyDuarte
Wed May 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

Tim, The steam valve is 3/16” OD with 3 leads at a .075” pitch. Doesn’t really show on the spindle but you can sort of making out 3 leads on the chamfer of the yoke. Forgive the dirty fingers! Anthony E0780FF5-9A1F-4807-94E0-AD5F90F4667E.jpeg 376FADB3-ADB8-485E-BC05-407A7E4800BA.jpeg 5F88CF21-66D0-4...
by AnthonyDuarte
Tue May 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

I started designing the 2.5" Monitors back in August 2014. I figured they would make a nice dummy body on a locomotive I hoped to build. Well, going through Nathan drawings and looking over model injector designs, this project grew into a love for steam injectors that got a little out of control. I'...
by AnthonyDuarte
Mon May 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EE Product Updates - 5/3/19
Replies: 16
Views: 2256

Re: EE Product Updates - 5/3/19

1” safety valve castings arrived!
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by AnthonyDuarte
Mon May 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)
Replies: 17
Views: 3845

Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

One of the things I hear most often at train meets is "I'm not ready for them yet." Then I usually get a call when I don't have what they need in stock and the customer is in a pinch to finish the locomotive before a meet. Buy what you're going to need when it's available if you can, and it's more u...
by AnthonyDuarte
Thu May 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EE Product Updates - 5/3/19
Replies: 16
Views: 2256

Re: EE Product Updates - 5/3/19

Matt, I’m only getting 171 back, so there’s only 170 left for everyone else. Sent off new monitor waxes. If they look good I’m thinking those will be next after the large injectors and safeties. This is the project that got me interested in injectors in the first place, and I’m itching to deliver th...
by AnthonyDuarte
Sun May 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EE Product Updates - 5/3/19
Replies: 16
Views: 2256

Re: EE Product Updates - 5/3/19

I've been known to change my mind at the drop of a hat, but at the moment I think 1/4" is as large as I'll go. It fills a nice gap between what's currently available and the 3/8" penberthy. I understand the prices have gone up and the quality has gone down, but they are still available and old stock...