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by Pipescs
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green velvet oil
Replies: 21
Views: 2645

Re: Green velvet oil

Mike,

Assuming there is a Hazmat Charge involved, what is the best amount to order to balance out all the charges? QT or Gallon?
by Pipescs
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 272
Views: 53552

Re: Kombrink's American

Last night the American passed its 40 year Hydrotest at two times the working pressure. Something to be said for Copper Boilers. Knowing Larry as I did, it was probably the third one it ever had. In the process of oiling it up and blowing out all the water I also ran it up on blocks to test the pump...
by Pipescs
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American

They actually do not stick down any farther than the ones I am replacing. Larry's spring loaded ones were made from Hex Stock. with a ball and a spring to seat against the pressure. IMG_3495.jpg I never actually saw them work. IMG_3491.jpg Where the problem may arise in a derail is in the linkage ar...
by Pipescs
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American

They vent straight down. I am thinking of making a small fitting to go over the end that is drilled for a side exhaust.
by Pipescs
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American

The price on the Cylinder Cocks was 27 Pounds by the way. I believe with shipping the valves came in at $50.00. After mounting them I started looking at various ways to run the linkages back to the cab. Realizing the American is Stand way off scale, I just started at the front and worked my way to t...
by Pipescs
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Clyinder Cocks for the LE American

Continuing to make improvements to Kombrink's American. Having worked on the piping, pumps and injector last year, I am starting to feel more comfortable running the engine. This years projects have been adding a brake car behind the engine and adding cylinder cocks. Larry's original cocks were spri...
by Pipescs
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 2755

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

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. With the pressure you are dealing with on a braking system you can also use paint ball tanks that are pas...
by Pipescs
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 272
Views: 53552

Re: Kombrink's American

Just a few more details on the Brake Car.

I ended up using the dab it paint method with the stencils from Connie Miracle.
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I am continuing to improve on the American this winter adding cylinder cocks.
by Pipescs
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help With Painting Using Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: Help With Painting Using Mask

I followed the same process. I used a small stiff brush for the stippling and a small brush to touch it up. I had Connie do me two sets of mask, figuring it would be better to have a set in case I did not like how it turned out. This ran $68.00 total The stippling process seems to be the way to go. ...
by Pipescs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help With Painting Using Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: Help With Painting Using Mask

I had forgotten the trick of sealing it with the base color. I am leaning toward the dry brush stippling method also. The plan is to do the numbers first
by Pipescs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help With Painting Using Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: Help With Painting Using Mask

Thanks. The mask are coming in tomorrow. I ordered two sets in case I screw one up
by Pipescs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help With Painting Using Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Help With Painting Using Mask

Good Morning All, My new project is at the point of painting. I am looking for help with painting boxcar sides that are planked with boards having routed edges DSC_5281.jpg The car is a 1.5 inch standoff scale, 26 foot boxcar to pull behind a LE American. This to go with a bobber caboose of the same...