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by Builder01
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: 1" scale steam locomotive
Replies: 8
Views: 3487

Re: WTB: 1" scale steam locomotive

Andrew,

Did you ever find what you were looking for?

David
by Builder01
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New bridge open at FLLS
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: New bridge open at FLLS

I took a ride around the FLLS 7-1/4" track this weekend. The trestle project is quite nice!! (Very fun!)

David
by Builder01
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: No ballad singers...
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Re: No ballad singers...

That is an awesome sign! - David
by Builder01
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Water Valves
Replies: 12
Views: 4416

Re: Tender Water Valves

Pipe sculpture, artwork!
by Builder01
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 4127

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

I see where you went with this, thanks. - David
by Builder01
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 4127

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

1/4" from 5/16" is 1/16". Where did 25/16 come from?
by Builder01
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 28
Views: 6578

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

The connections between my tender/riding car are never under pressure. Just gravity feed/balance pipes to the tanks on my loco. (lots of extra water!). I am hoping finger tight will do the job, we'll see!
by Builder01
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: graphite twine packing
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Re: graphite twine packing

I get it from my local True Value hardware store. They have, teflon string, graphite square section and graphite string.
by Builder01
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 28
Views: 6578

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

Yes, I think I get it. I'll just put a groove into the cone part of a union so when the O ring fits into the groove, it is just above the surface of the cone. Yes, it should not have to be very tight to make a good seal, finger tight should do the job. I do like cone unions as they are, as you say, ...
by Builder01
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 28
Views: 6578

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

Okay, I get it. Part of my tool box kit that I bring with me to the track, includes extra O rings of every size used on my loco. I think the trick will be to make a groove in the cone that is deep enough so the ring does not stick out too much, and yet is still tight enough to remain in the groove. ...
by Builder01
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 28
Views: 6578

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

Bill, does the O ring solution seem like it will fail? What does the possible failure mode look like? Just thinking out loud. - David
by Builder01
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 28
Views: 6578

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

I like the idea of paint ball gun quick disconnects. They look pretty small, what is the distance across the flats of the hex? I can't seem to find a spec for this on the net. Currently, I am just using cone unions I made myself, with a nipple on one end for the rubber hose. The downside is, of cou...