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by Dale_F
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Hydraulic problem
Replies: 18
Views: 3305

Re: Hydraulic problem

I want to clarify that the solenoid is an electrically operated, 3 position valve. My choices are Fwd, Back and center where the oil from the pump just returns to the tank. The check valve on the return line was added by me in hopes that somehow the oil would be running backwards thru the f/r valve,...
by Dale_F
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Hydraulic problem
Replies: 18
Views: 3305

Re: Hydraulic problem

John, I added a path in red to the drawing. Is this where you meant I should add the check valve???
hydraulic2.jpg
Thanks.
Dale.
by Dale_F
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Hydraulic problem
Replies: 18
Views: 3305

Re: Hydraulic problem

The check valve has been checked several times and is clean and working correctly.
by Dale_F
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Hydraulic problem
Replies: 18
Views: 3305

Hydraulic problem

I am helping a friend with an electric / hydraulic problem. The locomotive has an electric motor, controlled by a speed control. The Electric motor turns a hydraulic pump (Eaton V10 vane pump), which goes thru a solenoid used for forward / reverse / bypass to the motors. I have attached a flow diagr...
by Dale_F
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Plastic couplers
Replies: 12
Views: 7061

Plastic couplers

I know that a whole bunch of plastic couplers were sold at the Train Mountain Triennial in 2015. They have been out there now for 2 years. I have no stake in this company, but am just wondering how they have held up for people. I have had a set on 2 of my cars and so far have not had any problems at...
by Dale_F
Tue May 30, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Coupler source?
Replies: 20
Views: 5323

Re: Coupler source?

I have used a set of plastic couplers that I picked up in 2015 at the last Train Mountain Triennial and have been surprised and happy with how they have worked out. At $20/PAIR, they are a great deal. It really depends on what you are pulling. I have them on my caboose. http://www.eprailsystem.com/
by Dale_F
Mon May 15, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Truck bearings split
Replies: 6
Views: 2802

Re: Truck bearings split

The manufacturer graciously offered to replace the bearings for the cost of postage and suggested that I make sure the bearings fit tightly into the trucks. I am looking forward to being back on the rails shortly.
by Dale_F
Sun May 14, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Truck bearings split
Replies: 6
Views: 2802

Truck bearings split

All 8 bearings on my trucks have destroyed themselves. Each bearing basically split around the middle and the needles then fell out. Fortunately the failure did not damage the axle - but my tender did not roll real well. I am trying to find a source to replace the bearings - they have "INA BCH 06604...
by Dale_F
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal Availability and the Future
Replies: 29
Views: 5322

Re: Coal Availability and the Future

There is some welsh coal being sold on ebay - 20 pound boxes. I have not seen any there for a really long time. Not really large enough to run larger engines, but really great for the smaller g-scale stuff.
by Dale_F
Wed May 18, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: What are riding car stabilizers?
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

Re: What are riding car stabilizers?

Is there a chance someone from the referenced Mid-South club could offer some additional info and possibly pictures or diagrams on the way the trucks are set up on the riding cars? Or if anyone else has sketches or photos, those would be great also. This started as a simple question but has gotten p...
by Dale_F
Tue May 17, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: What are riding car stabilizers?
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

What are riding car stabilizers?

I read an article recently that just mentioned the term "built in stabilizers" when referring to 7 1/2" riding cars. I felt that I was supposed to know what they were talking about, but subsequent searches have not helped me figure it out. Can someone explain what they are referring to, and are they...
by Dale_F
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running board material
Replies: 11
Views: 2623

Running board material

runningboard.jpg I need to replace a running board on an engine (LE American), and would like help finding a source. It is pressed aluminum, meaning you can see the same pattern reversed on the back side. It is thin, probably 1/32" thick, and I need to find a piece about 4" by 19". It is obviously ...