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by AnthonyDuarte
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan 1921 Starter Valve Upgrade Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Nathan 1921 Starter Valve Upgrade Kit

If you’ve ordered a Nathan 1921 starter valve from me you should have received an email. If you have one of my valves and did not receive an email please let me know! I will be sending out upgrade kits next week with a Teflon O-ring and improved cap. The AFLAS o-rings, to my great surprise, disinteg...
by AnthonyDuarte
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: injector problem

From talking with Hoppercar, any potential issues with the check washer were addressed rather thoroughly. I told him what the clearance should be, and he confirmed it was right in that range. I really do believe something else was going on.
by AnthonyDuarte
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: injector problem

We spoke in detail over the phone about what he was observing and everything he had tried. It was my best guess that, if everything was clean and the internals were machined correctly (which knowing Barry I'm sure they were), there was probably some micro porosity in the body itself compromising the...
by AnthonyDuarte
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is Train Mountain OK? Fire @ Collier St. Pk.
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: Is Train Mountain OK? Fire @ Collier St. Pk.

Follow Train Mountain on facebook for the most up-to-date info. The structures at crane survived the fire. Most recent from their FacebookPage: “The Steiger Butte cameras are back! These are the first pictures we have from Train Mountain areas impacted by the Two Four Two fire. We also have a correc...
by AnthonyDuarte
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: EE Standard Injectors In Stock!
Replies: 1
Views: 1474

EE Standard Injectors In Stock!

Hi everyone, I'm happy to let you know the Standard injectors are back in stock! This batch has a few improvements. Stainless steel nozzles, an improved overflow design, and the delivery cone threads into the bottom cap for easier removal. I have the regular EE Standard injectors and the new SuperSc...
by AnthonyDuarte
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Scale
Replies: 13
Views: 2417

Re: Scale

It just occurred to me you can more simply multiply the track gauge by the scale ratio. 2.5" gauge track times 22.58 = 56.45" (56.5" is standard gauge)

Anthony
by AnthonyDuarte
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Scale
Replies: 13
Views: 2417

Re: Scale

1/8th full size is another way of expressing a scale ratio of 1:8. 1:22.58 would closely represent standard gauge on 2.5" gauge track. To determine inches-to-the-foot from a scale ratio, you just need to divide 12 by the ratio. 12/22.58 = .5314 (12/8=1.5 for 1/8 scale) 2.5" gauge track divided by .5...
by AnthonyDuarte
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Standard Injector Update
Replies: 4
Views: 2111

Re: Standard Injector Update

The fittings line up and the Union nuts are the same thread.
None of the internals are interchangeable.

Anthony
by AnthonyDuarte
Mon May 18, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Standard Injector Update
Replies: 4
Views: 2111

Standard Injector Update

"Is it interchangeable with a SuperScale Economy?" is the most frequent question I get regarding the Standard Injector. Well, now EE will offer a SECOND VERSION of the Standard Injector that IS directly compatible with a SuperScale Economy. This will not replace the Standard Injector, but will be an...
by AnthonyDuarte
Mon May 18, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Monitor Injector Update
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

2.5" Monitor Injector Update

Hi Everyone, I was all set to start shipping out Monitor Injectors today, but I found a critical error in my machining of one of the castings during final assembly. Unfortunately I will need to get all these castings replaced and machined, and double unfortunately it's by far the hardest casting to ...
by AnthonyDuarte
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo"s k 27
Replies: 18
Views: 4792

Re: Kozo"s k 27

The Kozo K-27 is 1.16" scale on 3.5" gauge track. To get from 1.16" scale to 2.5" scale just divide the larger by the smaller. 2.5/1.166 = 2.1428. this would be your multiplier (7.5/3.5 gives you the same number). If you're building to 7.25 gauge and wanted to scale the locomotive to the gauge, you ...
by AnthonyDuarte
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo"s k 27
Replies: 18
Views: 4792

Re: Kozo"s k 27

If I remember correctly, kozo explicitly recommended not scaling up the K-27 due to design considerations that were specifically for its size in 3.5” gauge.