Red Line Gauge Glass

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Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by Builder01 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:14 pm

Does anyone know of a source for 1/4" diameter red line gauge glass? I can find metric diameters, but, not inch diameters. At least not as small as 1/4".

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David

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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by bteerlin » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:23 pm

Contact Jeff Dute at LocoParts. www.locoparts.biz

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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by Builder01 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:31 pm

Okay, I'll give them a try.

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David

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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by Builder01 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:35 pm

I already got a response from Locoparts. Jeff says it is not made any smaller than 1/2". I know it used to be made smaller than that, but perhaps not anymore? Hmmm....

David

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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by James Powell » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:41 am

It looks like you might be stuck with MM, here is a supplier based in the UK:
http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/shop/i ... ry&path=61

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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by Fred_V » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:46 am

you could put one of these behind the glass. It works very well.
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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by Builder01 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:03 am

Hi James, yes, I might go with millimeter diameter. 6mm is only about .013" smaller than 1/4". It might work. I don't know if my O rings will bridge the gap.

Hi Fred, yes, I already have one of the striped patterns behind my glass. It does work well. The problem is, this is on a 1 inch scale loco. I am so much higher than the glass when I'm sitting on my riding car, the pattern does not show up well for me. Otherwise, it does work well

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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by pat1027 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:05 pm

The red line on my glass was painted on a plain water glass. The red has a white stripe on each side.

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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by Fred_V » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:35 am

I tried that once using Rustoleum but it didn't take the heat well. What paint did you use?
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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by pat1027 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:55 pm

I'm sure it Rustoleum. My dad painted it and he liked Rustoleum. It isn't as bright as it was first applied but the red still stands out in front of the white stripes.

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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:37 pm

I used Testors model paints for red line painting. Red strip in middle and over painted wide stripe of white. It has stood up well.

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Re: Red Line Gauge Glass

Post by Builder01 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:54 pm

The old testors paint was enamel. Maybe takes the heat better than Rustoleum?

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