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by cbrew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car
Replies: 64
Views: 5108

Re: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car

There was a man that was critically injured and did not survive when some plastic air plumbing exploded. Even the polycarbonate bowls on moisture traps and oilers have warnings that they may shatter and should be replaced periodically. For compressors, I have the larger HF 12 volt compressor, and h...
by cbrew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car
Replies: 64
Views: 5108

Re: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car

Nothing is perfect. The pressure switch and high current relay (especially if "automotive" quality) are subject to failure, possibly allowing the compressor to run indefinitely. While compressor maximum output pressure is self-limiting to some extent, it's worthwhile to incorporate a safety valve i...
by cbrew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 3032

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Good ideas in this thread. I'm interested to hear (and see) how other people are holding down their locomotives while being transported. Anyone have a favorite device to "nail down" their engine ? - Jimi - yes, I use two large angle brackets made up from 1X.375 far bent at a 90 degree angle. it bol...
by cbrew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car
Replies: 64
Views: 5108

Re: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car

Morning, I am running the Viair 444c for both locomotives. its the best i have used yet. its not cheap (just under 200 bucks) but when compared to the price of the train set its there to control, its very cheap. I started using a motor cycle battery, it did ok, moved up to a garden tractor battery, ...
by cbrew
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to fixture a stack casting?
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: How to fixture a stack casting?

great ideas, thanks for sharing :)
by cbrew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 3032

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Cbrew, Great looking setup. Curious why you didn't go for 4 tracks on the bottom? Also it is a PIA having the middle tracks on the 2nd layer vs having that area open as an "aisle" then one track on each wall like a lot of guys do with their trailers? it was more of a equal loading concern. the loco...
by cbrew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 3032

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Chris Brew - That is an elegant solution to riding the train cars on tube rail. I always had problems trailering my trains riding on any kind of rail. Just couldn't keep them from derailing on the heavy bumps, so I had to go to hook brackets to clamp to the car axles (all 4) to the tube rail. Times...
by cbrew
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 3032

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Morning, I figured i would share with the setup i designed and built last year, the problem i had to solve was hauling the train set and able to pull the portable condo. the "track" solution i went with is 1 inch angle with .5 tube welded in, it keeps the flange off the steel and captures the back t...
by cbrew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Ox Yoke™ Safety Chains
Replies: 23
Views: 2588

Re: Ox Yoke™ Safety Chains

Question for the group, is there ever a good time for a safety chain to "fail"? When a car turns over. You can do a lot of damage to anything that is in the way of moving parts. Tim correct, i don't know how many times i hear "safety chains should never fail or separate". I had come to believe that...
by cbrew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Ox Yoke™ Safety Chains
Replies: 23
Views: 2588

Re: Ox Yoke™ Safety Chains

Question for the group, is there ever a good time for a safety chain to "fail"?
by cbrew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Ox Yoke™ Safety Chains
Replies: 23
Views: 2588

Re: Ox Yoke™ Safety Chains

Have you ever had a coupler failure that caused cars to roll free? Not just uncoupling, but an actual coupler failure? ~RN i have seen cars that had been designed with the shoulder bolt threaded up from the bottom for both couplers and trucks. in theory, that bolt could work lose if inspections are...
by cbrew
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe thread sealant?
Replies: 20
Views: 1980

Re: Pipe thread sealant?

just off the shelf red thread locker. works good and never had an issue with disassembly