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by Phil Tucker
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TESTING MORE SAFETY VALVES
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

Re: TESTING MORE SAFETY VALVES

I received a pair of safeties from Dave Sclavi and finally tried them out. They are excellent. The first one lifts consistently at 120PSI on the button with a satisfying pop. The re-seat is sharp and tight and there is no weeping. Glad someone is supplying the hobby with high quality products. I str...
by Phil Tucker
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)
Replies: 11
Views: 2344

Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

Dave, I just sent you a PM to reserve a pair of safeties from the next batch. Thanks.
by Phil Tucker
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower
Replies: 61
Views: 13391

Re: Blower

One disadvantage of firing-up with compressed air is that every live steam track seems to have a different fitting on the end of their hose. Since there's no standardization you have to carry around an assortment of fittings in your toolbox, and piece together a working combination "on the fly."
by Phil Tucker
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building a Power Model Water Pump
Replies: 100
Views: 17846

Re: Building a Power Model Water Pump

an injector is an injector is an injector. they all work on the same principle: part science part black magic What gets me is how old Hank Giffard figured it out in the first place. Back in 1858 they didn't have the computers and scientific instruments we have today to do much of the brain work. Wh...
by Phil Tucker
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul leaking tender cistern
Replies: 17
Views: 2185

Re: Allen Mogul leaking tender cistern

It seems to me that coating the tender with epoxy or some other product, if not done just right, could actually make the situation worse and hasten its demise. If water should become trapped between the coating and the metal it will rust through in no time. The fabricated liner seems like a great so...
by Phil Tucker
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4608

Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

I use these for my water and propane connections. going on 6 plus years with flawless service http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/311504666249?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true Great tip! These looks like the quick-disconnects made by Rectus in Germany which, unfortunately, are nearly impossible to get hold of...
by Phil Tucker
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4608

Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Phil, I"m glad I was able to find them. I did wonder about the pull apart as I know they are not at all designed for that. They don't break or crack?? Pete They will tolerate a few cycles of being yanked apart. However, my understanding is that they will eventually break if this is done on a regula...
by Phil Tucker
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4608

Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

I think I found 'em! http://www.cpcworldwide.com/Product-List/Series/5/Category/43 The name fits with what I sorta remember and they look right.... Specifically: http://www.cpcworldwide.com/Product-List/Series/5/Category/43?Product=187 Pete Here is one half of the coupling (like shown in the previo...
by Phil Tucker
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4608

Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Sorry for the delay, see attached photo...
by Phil Tucker
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal Availability and the Future
Replies: 29
Views: 4215

Re: Coal Availability and the Future

concern not limited to gauge one...smaller 3/4" locos are a concern...and a dump truck-load of 50# bags would maybe be enough for a few years. I'm sending out a few inquiries... Will let you know what I find. I may have to get a sack of it shipped directly from Wales. I'm sure it won't be cheap. Ba...
by Phil Tucker
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal Availability and the Future
Replies: 29
Views: 4215

Re: Coal Availability and the Future

The availability of Welsh dry steam coal is a serious concern for those of us who use it to fire Gauge One locomotives. Welsh seems to be about the only stuff that doesn't clinker up immediately. There were a couple of vendors who sold it years ago, but as far as I am able to tell, those sources hav...
by Phil Tucker
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4608

Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Anyone know the Manufacturer# or Part# for the plastic quick-disconnect hose fittings at LALS, and where they can be purchased?

I don't mean the bulkhead fittings, just the plastic "twist-on" fittings that connect the air line between cars. Thanks!