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by cbrew
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1564

Re: Future considerations from EE

You can expect to see a variety of boiler checks and safeties available from EE in the future. The exact styles/variations will be announced when the designs are finalized. Again, these aren’t the only appliances I’m considering making. These are ONLY the items on which I was skeptical regarding vi...
by cbrew
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1564

Re: Future considerations from EE

Berkman wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:43 am
doesn't mercer still make various boiler checks? albeit not a top mount.
a small run, i have been waiting for another run. i heard he sold that stuff off...
by cbrew
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1564

Re: Future considerations from EE

the market is lacking boiler checks, there are some basic version, the top mounted boiler twin checks are cool, but i am not sure what vintage something like that would be seen on. none the less, i need to come up with a solution for my early/light pacific i am building in 1.5/1.6 scale. about a yea...
by cbrew
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive motor specs
Replies: 30
Views: 856

Re: Electric drive motor specs

no way those motors will handle that much weight. you need to big
you need to be in this range of hardware https://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/index. ... HYQAvD_BwE
by cbrew
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Inline Oil Check Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Inline Oil Check Valve

i run these out of sight, they work flawlessly

https://www.clippard.com/part/MCV-1BB
with these
https://www.clippard.com/part/11923-BLK
by cbrew
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kunkle safety valves
Replies: 15
Views: 3675

Re: Kunkle safety valves

I have a bit of a quandary about a safety valve. The Blackstaffe water tube boiler on my steam launch is presently using the original pair of small safety valves made and installed by Cliff Blackstaffe himself. Of course they have been recently serviced, tested and adjusted, and are working perfect...
by cbrew
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drilling through boiler tube
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: Drilling through boiler tube

drill and tap, then use loctite to seal, i am not sure i would use stainless tho.
I have always used grade 8 steel cap screws with the heads cut off, some of them have been in
place for the last 18 years
by cbrew
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 58
Views: 7017

Re: Piston rings

Chickens wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:52 am
Now I have a ptfe 1 piece ring backed with a vitron 0 ring.
Morning,
is the ptfe ring split?
from my research, this is the preferred method.

are you sure the blowby is with the piston?
by cbrew
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-light an oil burner
Replies: 27
Views: 7750

Re: Re-light an oil burner

Emfinger wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Thanks guys, but nothing is faster or easier than one push of the button on my magic box.
agreed :)
by cbrew
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lubricator
Replies: 9
Views: 1742

Re: Lubricator

one or two clicks is plenty,
also make sure you have snifter valves. if you do not, it will suck the lubricator dry in short order.

go pick up a vacuum pump brake bleeder kit, that works great priming the pumps
by cbrew
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-light an oil burner
Replies: 27
Views: 7750

Re: Re-light an oil burner

Emfinger wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:38 am
have you ever lit a cold burner with a match?
I have, turn on the oil, with the match in the door, and slowly turn the atomize valve.
by cbrew
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-light an oil burner
Replies: 27
Views: 7750

Re: Re-light an oil burner

A model T coil and a spark plug will light properly atomized oil