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by ccvstmr
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.

John...check out Clippard.com. See if you can find a local distributor. I'd stay away from plastic fittings. Seen those get mangled under cars (particular if mounted on trucks). Was really difficult to find an air leak when one of those plastic tees got cut. Would caution you...not all 1/4" od x 1/8...
by ccvstmr
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: rrsc mikado leading truck problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: rrsc mikado leading truck problem?

Hoppercar...will 2nd other comments here. Ran into the same problem with a 10-wheeler pilot truck years ago. The builder tried to shim a turnout guardrail to fix...but the pilot truck was still picking the frog. Laying down on the ground an pulling the loco thru the turnout...I could see the inside ...
by ccvstmr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A milestone day...
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: A milestone day...

Whoops...better make that 29 years. Well, at least I remembered the day! :oops: Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A milestone day...
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: A milestone day...

Congrats Greg! That's some milestone. Sadly, there are fewer and fewer other people reaching that point in their relationship. This due to personal differences or worse, health matters. Spending time involved with hobby endeavors (shop, club track and more)...just tell the wife (and others too)...th...
by ccvstmr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interlocking tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1948

Re: Interlocking tower

John, think this is what you're referring to from Pat McCarthy's Big Creek and Southern RR...wasn't easy to squeeze into that tower to get a decent photo of the CTC panel. IMG_4911.JPG Just goes to show, there's something in this hobby for everyone. The guy "manning the tower"...signalling was his b...
by ccvstmr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler treatment
Replies: 24
Views: 1846

Re: Boiler treatment

Russ...not saying your idea of venting steam during steam up is valid or not...but would say, I don't leave the steaming bay area until at least one...or both...of the safeties have lifted. Creates a shower under the canopy, but it's more important to know the safeties will lift as needed during ope...
by ccvstmr
Wed May 29, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mini Hitch-pin Clip Source
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

Re: Mini Hitch-pin Clip Source

Kimball...another name for those is "R" clips, hairpin clips or hairpin cotter clips. McMaster Carr seems to have a good size selection and in various materials such as zinc plated spring steel and stainless. Personally prefer the clips that have to go thru a hole and not held in place in a slot. Go...
by ccvstmr
Wed May 22, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Clippard QC's
Replies: 4
Views: 1584

Clippard QC's

I've been down this path before. Might have posted something on Chaski some years back. However, this problem arose recently and thought I'd share with the Chaski community...for those using Clippard quick connectors (QC) for air brake systems (or other), take note... While bringing my loco back to ...
by ccvstmr
Wed May 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Cleaner (exterior)
Replies: 26
Views: 5353

Re: Engine Cleaner (exterior)

Agree with comments made about using WD-40. Leaves a film on metal surfaces. Took some effort to get that "film" off the rods. For rods and valve links now...started using citrus scented wipes to cut thru oil and grease. Sometimes follow that with a towel wipe down. Used to use those same wipes on t...
by ccvstmr
Wed May 22, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Super heated Steam Throttle Lag
Replies: 28
Views: 4650

Re: Super heated Steam Throttle Lag

Dave...you might consider stainless Swagelok fittings. These use ferrules that compress around the outside of the tubes...with the ferrule outside having a tapered surface that seals against the mating fitting. Would steer clear of brass compression fittings due to softness. Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Tue May 21, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 3104

Re: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

Anthony...KUDOS to you! Not only have you envisioned a fantastic piece of live steam "jewelry", you gave ample consideration to injector operation AND another important aspect...service! Over the years, have showed many live steamers how to service a few different types of injectors...while the loco...
by ccvstmr
Fri May 03, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bending stake pockets- how thick?
Replies: 10
Views: 1925

Re: Bending stake pockets- how thick?

Glen, as you can tell, there's lots of ways to get from start to finish. Depends on your abilities and capabilities...and what kind of appearance you're shooting for with your end product. You didn't say if you're fabricating for yourself or will be offering pockets for sale to others. From your res...