Last two days R&D

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Last two days R&D

Post by AnthonyDuarte » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:28 pm

Hi everyone,

I hesitate to post this so early on, but I'm just too excited!

These are prototype 1" scale consolidated safety valves. I sincerely dislike the word "cute" when describing our hobby, but at just over 1" tall, there's really no other way to describe them. Can hardly wait to test them out after I have springs made.

And as the title suggests, these prototypes were started yesterday morning. Everything you see here was machined from solid stock. No castings. The miracle of CNC

I still have a few other injector projects that I'd like to get done before these see production, so I expect these will be available in about a year's time.

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Note on the Nathan 1921 starter valves:
If you interested in the SPANNER NUT version, I will have those ready next week, so please let me know if you'd prefer the spanner nut version. There is a delay on the flanged connections.

Anthony Duarte
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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by wewilliams » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:09 am

A definite *wow* factor...

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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by squirrel22 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:43 am

Hello Anthony, I would like two of the spanned nut style valves. Thank you, Tom 612-532-6476

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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by squirrel22 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:46 am

Also 2 of your one inch scale safety valves when they become available. Thanks for the excellent work. Tom

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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by AnthonyDuarte » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:23 am

Thanks Tom, noted.

I’ve put information about this project on my website and have started a list of people who are interested.

https://www.eccentricengineer.com/small ... ety-valve/

They will be offered with 1/16” and 1/8” NPT adapters, and other sizes can be made by special order.

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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by hoppercar » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:18 pm

all i can say is a big WOW...would you happen to be planning on making mufflers for these safety valves?

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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by AnthonyDuarte » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:49 pm

Hoppercar, mufflers are TBD.

It’s been brought to my attention that Australia (and possibly other regions) require that safety valves be manually operable by lifting the valve stem. So, I will gladly offer these safeties with an elongated stem by request.

-Anthony

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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by Andy R » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:46 am

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One of the things that Barry was working on was a safety valve for 3/4-inch scale. See photo attached. Maybe Anthony you can add it to your list?
Thanks.
Andy

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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by rwmorris » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:44 pm

Andy R wrote:
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One of the things that Barry was working on was a safety valve for 3/4-inch scale. See photo attached. Maybe Anthony you can add it to your list?
Thanks.
Andy
Indeed! That would be a welcome addition for sure. :-)

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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by NP317 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:47 pm

With Barry's SuperScale business being purchased, the new owner is undoubtedly woking on resurrection.
Hopefully he will consider producing such items as that small safety valve.
Opportunity.
~RN

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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by AnthonyDuarte » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:23 pm

I make a point to refrain from developing products that are already offered by other suppliers. Since SuperScale has been purchased, I have no intention of offering anything that was part of the SS catalog. There's no sense in cannibalizing its potential success.

However, if I refrained from making things that others were only considering making, there'd be nothing left to make.
I will develop this valve in 3/4" as well.

-Anthony

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Re: Last two days R&D

Post by hoppercar » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:26 pm

Here's a thought for something I would like to see developed. A small prototypical hydrostatic lubricator, that could be mounted in the locomotive cab, they were common on a lot of early type locomotives

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