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by cbrew
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I'm just an operator
Replies: 22
Views: 3000

Re: I'm just an operator

Chris: Your descriptions lead me to believe that anyone who builds a miniature working steam locomotive is a Technical Solution Architect! Keep smiling and building. ~RN haha, well. 1) Developer = build to a stack of prints, 2) Software engineer = success kit basher 3) Technical Solution Architect ...
by cbrew
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I'm just an operator
Replies: 22
Views: 3000

Re: I'm just an operator

Anthony, First of all, beautiful work as usual, what you say is very true and not just with the machining work. this is also very true in the software world. there is a big difference between a "Developer" (code monkey) , "Software Engineer" and "Technical Solution Architect". 1) "Developer" is some...
by cbrew
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Consolidation vs Ten Wheeler
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Re: Allen Consolidation vs Ten Wheeler

the only real difference between the two is the baker valve gear. having built both, the baker gear is a tad bit more complex, but following the write up will yield a well running locomotive with either valve gear. as for pulling, that is a function of weight on the drivers more then the number of d...
by cbrew
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Scale Safety Valves
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: 2.5" Scale Safety Valves

as anyone heard from Dave lately? a friend has been trying to get ahold of him via chaski and had no luck.
by cbrew
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 4746

Re: Women in the hobby?

I would say its the same reason why the % of women being involved in the STEM industries. not everyone is cut out for it.
by cbrew
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

PROBLEM SOLVED! I was able to free up two of the three tri cocks by soaking in vinegar for a few hours and carefully working the handles back and forth a little at a time and working some oil in until they had full travel back. The third one would not budge! :( I boiled it in vinegar for a couple o...
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

see that is my take on them also, so maybe just drill them out and make up a solid plug that will connect them to the back head
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

yeah, i agree with that, so the only option i see is plug the holes, or make up close nipples that have 10/32 one end and 3/6 -40 on the other and use a off the shell globe valve.
do you use the tricocks?
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

if copper, does the boss have enough surface to open up to a 1/4-40 mtp?
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

see if you can run a screw into the boiler. if it is tapered, i would expect drag as it screws in.
this does not change the fact you can not find a tricock with this thread, but one could be made to fit.

Copper or steel boiler?
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

sounds like a 10/32 screw should fit. any idea if that was a straight or a tapered thread?
by cbrew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: Axle pump feed water

I would not put cold water anywhere near the mud ring. is this a copper or steel boiler?