Kombrink's American

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Berkman
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Re: Kombrink's American

Post by Berkman » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:07 pm

Any ball valve should work. Just run a control rod with handle up through the top of the tender.

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makinsmoke
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Re: Kombrink's American

Post by makinsmoke » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:47 pm

The Allen tender valve works well.

Locoparts sells a similar design ready to run.

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Pipescs
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Re: Kombrink's American

Post by Pipescs » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:05 am

Will call Allen Models a little later today
Charlie Pipes
USMC Retired

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2.5 Baldwin 2-4-2/2-4-4/0-4-4 Conversion (What ever)
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makinsmoke
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Re: Kombrink's American

Post by makinsmoke » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:50 am

Hello Charlie,
My bad, as you probably found out.

Steve does not sell completed tender water valves but the drawings for them are included in the Allen prints. Everything is pretty much machined from stock.

Locoparts sells a tender water valve that looks very close to the Allen design. I don't know if it is done to actual prints. Jeff can tell you.

It mounts to the bottom of the tender with the fitting through the bottom sheet. The actuating rod can be made to fit whatever height you need.

Take care,
Brian

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makinsmoke
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Re: Kombrink's American

Post by makinsmoke » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:53 am

Here's the Locoparts valve.

The disc handle is easily replaced with whatever
handle meets your fancy:

http://www.locoparts.biz/watervalve2.jpg

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