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by cbrew
Sat May 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Covid Creations
Replies: 45
Views: 4084

Re: Covid Creations

this has been discussed before, the issue is with the bbs software not processing the metadata in the picture correctly. what devise captured the image?
by cbrew
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: oil cups in scale or close
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: oil cups in scale or close

mcmaster carr also have some cups
https://www.mcmaster.com/1229k12
by cbrew
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clear material for steam chest cover timing
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Clear material for steam chest cover timing

well the .25 plex had not issue with air and the price is right.
by cbrew
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clear material for steam chest cover timing
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Clear material for steam chest cover timing

I did this, i just stopped by the local glass shop and asked if they has any 1/4 plexiglass in the scrap pile, he handed me a piece large enough to make a couple lids. it worked well, but they will not hold up to steam (dont ask) :D :D :) :( :shock: :?
by cbrew
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Need recommendation on a Automatic Battery 24 charger.
Replies: 12
Views: 1883

Re: Need recommendation on a Automatic Battery 24 charger.

My 24 volt jeep buds (yes, have the green disease also) routinely comment that charging the two 12 volt batteries together can result in unequal charging if one battery is weaker than the other. They recommend charging them separately. Many do however use battery minders. Not sure how that squares,...
by cbrew
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Need recommendation on a Automatic Battery 24 charger.
Replies: 12
Views: 1883

Re: Need recommendation on a Automatic Battery 24 charger.

Morning John, I would suggest something like this, these multi bank charges work great, they will tend each battery so they are always charged correctly https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-G4-Advanced-Battery-Maintainer/dp/B0068EV26I/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1QVZO5C5DBSO9&dchild=1&keywords=6+volt+battery+multi+charg...
by cbrew
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: propane question
Replies: 47
Views: 11931

Re: propane question

FLSTEAM wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:02 am
My blower is controlled thru a pressure regulator. Blower never changes no mater what the boiler pressure is.

JB
are you using an off the shelf regulator?
by cbrew
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Video of run of F7 (MDM Kit) at PNLS
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: Video of run of F7 (MDM Kit) at PNLS

fantastic John! I hope to see it soon
by cbrew
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 5943

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

Some A36 plate, grind a treppening tool for the lathe so I can cut the centers out without waste, That's an excellent way to approach the problem, but it's not as easy as it sounds for folks who don't have robust machines. You're caught in a situation where a broad tool requires a lot of rigidity t...
by cbrew
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 5943

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

Agreed. The S-12 I'm building in 2" scale is estimated to come out around 800-1000#'s, yet in full size it was about 250,000#'s. That's 31,250#'s per wheel in full size, yet only 100-125#'s per wheel in 1/6th scale. These loadings shouldn't even phase mild steel, I'd be more concerned with flange w...
by cbrew
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 5943

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

I agree with another poster though and think that a hardened wheel would suffer from low traction. Although, in some cases a lower coefficient of friction can be an advantage. I used 4140 pre-hardened for engine truck wheels, where you want a lower amount of friction for going around curves and not...