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by cbrew
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Throttle / Regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Re: Throttle / Regulator

no, never seen that either. having a chest gauge and knowing how to handle the throttle, its easy enough to manually regulate the pressure. just watch the gauge and listen to the beast
by cbrew
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Walschaert Eccentric Key
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Re: Walschaert Eccentric Key

dnevil wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:05 am
My question is as follows. Is it common to also key the crank pin to the wheel to prevent the pin from rotating and throwing the valve timing off?
Thanks,
Daris
I would be say YES.
this is more important than keying the eccentric crank to the pin,
by cbrew
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 4040

Re: injector problem

also, have you tried swapping the two injectors to see if the problem follows?
by cbrew
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 4040

Re: injector problem

have you tried using a short hose connected to the water inlet and using a coffee cup of water to see if it will pick up?
by cbrew
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 82
Views: 21474

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

Here is the rust i found inside the locoparts burner manifold when i shopped the american. needless to say i was surprised be this "gift" a couple of the burners was plugged with this grit IMG_20180113_124752.jpg IMG_20180113_124800.jpg IMG_20180113_130039.jpg IMG_20180113_125224.jpg IMG_20180113_13...
by cbrew
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Two brand new Chicago super scale injectors for sale .
Replies: 3
Views: 1985

Re: Two brand new Chicago super scale injectors for sale .

I agree, with Anthony at EE now picking up the slack with his fantastic line injectors, unless someone is after the name, I think the boat has set sail on those prices
by cbrew
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2165

Re: What is this?

makinsmoke wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:36 am
Wish someone sold them as dummy castings at minimum.
I made one out of scrap and hide a clippard cylinder inside,
by cbrew
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Cocks Issue (Video)- Any Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Re: Cylinder Cocks Issue (Video)- Any Suggestions?

at the beginning of the video, its very clear all four corners is getting steam. what type of rollers do you have it on. it sure seems to have a lot of drag. that said, you are asking about the cocks. questions, 1) was the cock supposed to be open or closed? 2) are they manual, steam or "automatic"?...
by cbrew
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lubricator
Replies: 17
Views: 4182

Re: Lubricator

the issues i had with mine is more related to the steam oil getting into the roller clutch, with the thick oil the rollers would not reliably grab the shaft with the short stroke.
by cbrew
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Purpose of False Valve Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: Purpose of False Valve Seats

hmm, with a model, the damage most really be bad to justify the need to add a new seat plate. and Stainless Steel or Steel are both poor choices. when it was time to resurface the cylinders on my locomotive, I just mounted them in the mill and used a fly cutter, they cleaned up with in .010. did the...
by cbrew
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Purpose of False Valve Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: Purpose of False Valve Seats

not sure what you mean by "False Valve Seats"? please add more detail to your question.
Thanks
by cbrew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Water Valves
Replies: 12
Views: 4655

Re: Tender Water Valves

Why would you want to shut off water to your tender cistern? That would scare the heck out of me. I'd rather make a screw-in plug for the connection hose so that hooking up the hose automatically opens the flow, no chance of leaving the water off by accident. maybe so it does not run out through th...