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by Erie2936
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Okadee Cylinder Drains in stock
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

Okadee Cylinder Drains in stock

I have (2) sets of my Okadee style cylinder drains in stock that were ordered but were never picked up. I have banjo fittings with 1/8-27, 1/16-27 and 1/4-40 MTP threads. The drain valves are steam operated via a steam signal line from your cab turret. The steam signal line connection on the drain i...
by Erie2936
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Cylinder Cocks
Replies: 24
Views: 5536

Re: Steam Cylinder Cocks

A lot of good posts on the importance of cylinder drains on a steam locomotive. I would like to add that having a drain that can open automatically when hydraulic pressure becomes too great when in the closed position is a nice feature to have as well. There are quite a few steam operated cylinder d...
by Erie2936
Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Refer Cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: 3/4" Scale Refer Cars

Looks great Steve!
by Erie2936
Tue May 26, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Okadee Cylinder Drains
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Hello All,
This batch of cylinder drains is (finally) finished! Orders started shipping out today. Below is a pic of some of the bagged and ready to ship sets as well as a few sets that need assembling.

Thank you to all who ordered.

Regards,
Brian Keim
by Erie2936
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Okadee Cylinder Drains
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Hi Pat,
I have already placed the order for castings for the first group that responded and am now busy making the hardware that fit inside them. If there is enough interest, I will do another run this fall.

Regards,
Brian
by Erie2936
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Spanner wrenches for 2.5" scale Keim Steam Pumps
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Spanner wrenches for 2.5" scale Keim Steam Pumps

Hello All!
I now have a limited run of spanner wrenches designed to fit my 2.5" scale air compressor and water pump packing nuts. The wrenches are made from stainless steel.

Wrenches are $23.00 each + $2.00 postage in the US.

PM me if interested.

Thanks,
Brian
by Erie2936
Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Okadee Cylinder Drains
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Hello all, Thank you for the positive responses on these drains, it has been overwhelming and very kind. I have received a few repeat questions, so let me post them here to help everyone else that may be interested. One set of drains is $330 post paid. Additional sets are $320 each. If a thread size...
by Erie2936
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Okadee Cylinder Drains
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Hi Steve,
Okadee and Hancock both produced cylinder drains of this style. Both are featured in the 1930 Locomotive Cyclopedia. I do not have an earlier cyclopedia to check when alternatives to mechanical drains were first introduced.

Regards,
Brian
by Erie2936
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Okadee Cylinder Drains
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Okadee Cylinder Drains

Hello All. I am posting to see if there is any interest in 1.5" scale Okadee cylinder cocks. I have made several sets over the years built up from bar stock, but I have always wanted to improve their appearance. I had made a small batch of prototype castings for my own use last year and am now tryin...
by Erie2936
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: So what with the spindle in my pump?
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: So what with the spindle in my pump?

John, The valve in the back is what controls the steam admission to the steam piston. It is essential to allow the pump to reverse direction when the piston reaches the end of its stroke. This is a classic design employed for over 150 years by Westinghouse, Elesco, Worthington, National, etc pump ma...
by Erie2936
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam engine classification lights
Replies: 13
Views: 2589

Re: Steam engine classification lights

Hi Peter. Here is an example of an ALCO signal lamp bracket I made from cast bronze for my 1.5" and 1" loco's. The 1.5" scale class lamps are RR Supply. I have a pair of Nelson Gray lamps for the 1" brackets. http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s210/briantusin/imagecropped24_zpsa1763463.jpg http://i1...
by Erie2936
Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: GOOD HEALTH TO ALL FROM REXALL
Replies: 27
Views: 4260

Re: GOOD HEALTH TO ALL FROM REXALL

Very nice Steve!!!!