Water connection

Discuss park gauge trains and large scale miniature railways having track gauges from 8" to 24" gauge and designed at scales of 2" to the foot or greater - whether modeled for personal use, or purpose built for amusement park operation or private railroading.

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Water connection

Post by jessebanning » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:50 am

What is being used for water connection between locomotive and tender? Quick disconnects or something else?


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Re: Water connection

Post by ALCOSTEAM » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:04 pm

The #7 mogul has garden hose sized fittings that are pretty heavy built and the hoses are the braided reinforced clear hoses so that you can see movement in the water going thru them. While not prototypical it was more about ease of use and functionality.

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Re: Water connection

Post by Glenn Brooks » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:33 am

My Ottaway (12" ga 4-4-0) uses black automotive water hose stuck on black iron pipe, with simple marine grade stainless hose clamps to clamp down to the pipe ends... As with Alcosteam, more about functionality over form.

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