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by cbrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak
Replies: 17
Views: 2251

Re: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak

I think the squeak is the rings on the cylinder, which is iron on iron. The packing is square graphite yarn from McMaster-Carr. I’m wondering if the speed of the engine is having an effect. My engine has to turn 100rpm per 1mph, more than double that of something like an Allen engine. hmm, when my ...
by cbrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak
Replies: 17
Views: 2251

Re: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak

ok, first though was a tight fit between moving parts but your testing shows other wise.

is the squeaking coming from the packing? what type of packing did you go with? ( i am asking for my info )
by cbrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 15” ga live steam club feasibility
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Re: 15” ga live steam club feasibility

Hi Glenn, I have thought about moving up in the past. but this size of equipment is beyond my check book and hauling capability.
i believe those reasons will be your number one obstacle keeping volunteers.
by cbrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak
Replies: 17
Views: 2251

Re: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak

Tristan, is this the first time you have any real time in steam?
by cbrew
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tank car ends
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: tank car ends

https://www.tankheadexpress.com/tankhea ... ew_default
i have used Compco products in the past,
by cbrew
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fire door openning( right /left)
Replies: 12
Views: 2325

Re: fire door openning( right /left)

Trainman4602 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:48 pm
There is an. Opening at the center coal dust is not a problem when the door closes it clears the track ten year no issues
I figured that was how you handled that issue, the one i saw did not have the opening.
by cbrew
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New and shiny or weathered?
Replies: 12
Views: 3248

Re: New and shiny or weathered?

haha,,, I have been laughing and joking about this topic for years. those in electric trains (O and HO etc) go to great lengths to weather the equipment. while many in the large scale hobby go to great lengths to keep the equipment all shining and toy looking. my equipment is naturally weathered. ye...
by cbrew
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fire door openning( right /left)
Replies: 12
Views: 2325

Re: fire door openning( right /left)

I do not burn rocks in my equipment, but i have seen on other locomotives, the lower track tends to load up with coal "dust" on locomotives i have seen with that double sliding doors. the butterfly doors would be the best from what i have seen.
by cbrew
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 6669

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

Would a golf cart motor work? They definitely have the power, but they might be too large for a 1/8 scale engine. yes, but they will been to setup to use a driveshaft Perhaps a bit of a typo? Can you clarify this comment, please? H yes, a clear case of brain running faster then my fingers trying to...
by cbrew
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 6669

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

Mr Ron wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:28 pm
Would a golf cart motor work? They definitely have the power, but they might be too large for a 1/8 scale engine.
yes, but they will been to setup to use a driveshaft like a mechanical setup
the motor would be mounted in the body with a belt or chain drive down to the driveshaft
by cbrew
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 6669

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

You can use multiple motors to drive one jackshaft, yes. The power distribution all evens out on its own. You'd want to buy two identical motors together. I have seen several examples of two motors driving a single shaft, no problems. Some controllers have multiple motor outputs, some can be slaved...
by cbrew
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower Line
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Re: Blower Line

I run my 3/16 blower line under the running board as prototype and do not have any issues with cooling, but just remember its there when reaching under the running board :)