MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

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MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby Trainman4602 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:07 pm

If you’re brave enough to make the attempt to build your own safety valve here is the opportunity.

I have a number of these castings the hex base is machined and the body is as well. The casting on the left is a muffler casting. Missing are the valve seat, spring, spindle, blow down ring and boiler fitting. I have no prints. That is up to you. I posted a picture of a cut a way view of a full size safety with a muffler so you can get the idea on how it works.

When I purchased some of the LS MFG line these came with them. I already had the Mercer valve so there was no need to duplicate it. I had visions of finishing them for sale but there is only so much a person can do.

I have around 50 sets. The price for the set is $50.00 plus $6.80 shipping

PM me if interested
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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby Loco112 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:34 pm

Dave please tell us about the lower photo of the prototype "Pop" Safety Valve. cut-away Model. What model is it, who has it, do you have the prototype drawings, etc... Thanks!
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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby cbrew » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:29 am

Morning Dave, is the set a casting to make a pair for 50 bucks?
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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby Trainman4602 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:52 am

No it is $50.00 per set as shown. I you buy 2 sets I can save you the shipping $6.80 or two sets shipping

I don't know what make valve it is. The picture was taken at the Pennsylvania State Railroad Museum.
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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby Mark Landgraf » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:07 pm

The valve that Dave has is a Coale Safety valve. They were available in sizes that I am aware of from 2½ to 4 inches.

You can check out the following patent numbers 459268, 855431, 825380, 488309, 461237, 297066, 96999, 657086,
338827.

There are also decent drawings in the 1930 & 1941 Loco Cyclopedias

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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby Andypullen » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:03 am

PM sent. I hope that you still have some of these.

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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby skid-roe » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:55 am

PM sent, hope that you have 2 sets left
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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby Dick_Morris » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:24 pm

I have several items on prototype Coale valves including complete prototype drawings for a 3" version as was used in locomotives on the Tasmanian RR that I can share. I was able to use them to reproduce a couple of internal parts for our full sized valves on ARR 557.

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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby Andypullen » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:22 am

Dick_Morris wrote:I have several items on prototype Coale valves including complete prototype drawings for a 3" version as was used in locomotives on the Tasmanian RR that I can share. I was able to use them to reproduce a couple of internal parts for our full sized valves on ARR 557.


What would you need to copy them? I would like a set.

Thanks!

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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby Dick_Morris » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:33 pm

Andy (or anyone else) send me your email. I will also send the drawings for a 2" valve and the maintenance/overhaul instructions for Coale valves from several railroads.

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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby wewilliams » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:03 pm

Lots of good info if you ask for it --

Thank you!

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Re: MAKE YOUR OWN SAFETY VALVES

Postby Andypullen » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:09 pm

Great info! More parts in them than I thought.

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