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by cbrew
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Cocks Issue (Video)- Any Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3701

Re: Cylinder Cocks Issue (Video)- Any Suggestions?

at the beginning of the video, its very clear all four corners is getting steam. what type of rollers do you have it on. it sure seems to have a lot of drag. that said, you are asking about the cocks. questions, 1) was the cock supposed to be open or closed? 2) are they manual, steam or "automatic"?...
by cbrew
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lubricator
Replies: 17
Views: 4602

Re: Lubricator

the issues i had with mine is more related to the steam oil getting into the roller clutch, with the thick oil the rollers would not reliably grab the shaft with the short stroke.
by cbrew
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Purpose of False Valve Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 2333

Re: Purpose of False Valve Seats

hmm, with a model, the damage most really be bad to justify the need to add a new seat plate. and Stainless Steel or Steel are both poor choices. when it was time to resurface the cylinders on my locomotive, I just mounted them in the mill and used a fly cutter, they cleaned up with in .010. did the...
by cbrew
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Purpose of False Valve Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 2333

Re: Purpose of False Valve Seats

not sure what you mean by "False Valve Seats"? please add more detail to your question.
Thanks
by cbrew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Water Valves
Replies: 12
Views: 4983

Re: Tender Water Valves

Why would you want to shut off water to your tender cistern? That would scare the heck out of me. I'd rather make a screw-in plug for the connection hose so that hooking up the hose automatically opens the flow, no chance of leaving the water off by accident. maybe so it does not run out through th...
by cbrew
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 4533

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

FYI,. I run 1/4 copper line after the Y pipe and i have no issues delivering more then enough steam to run like a scolded animal. if anything it helps when starting a long train with a light locomotive. if you stop and think about it, the ID of the 1/4 copper is pretty close to the ID of the 1/8 npt...
by cbrew
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Water Valves
Replies: 12
Views: 4983

Re: Tender Water Valves

here is a couple pictures of how i did it. the rods are 1/4 brass, with a piece that is slotted to match the valve stem and soldered the the rod, a simple handle at the top.
by cbrew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 28
Views: 7490

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

I just using quick disconnects used in the paint ball world, they are 1/8 npt with a open path (no checks).
and 1/4 ID fuel injection line that can be had at any autoparts store. it looks just like Russ's (NP317) setup above.
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by cbrew
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 28
Views: 7490

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

Highiron wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:48 am
I stock them in quarter inch 5/16 and 3/8 they are hose barb style fittings and go right on the end of your hose between the engine and tender they are single shut off if you're at Nick's Next Time Richard you'll see them on all of my engines and Paul engines
can you post up pictures Mike?
by cbrew
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Basket case 2-4-0
Replies: 28
Views: 12427

Re: Basket case 2-4-0

NP317 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:17 am
All the small steam lines to things like the oil atomizer use brass compression fittings.
They maybe fine. that is a low pressure circuit. imho
but i still prefer the flared fitting over the compression. it seems to be real easy to over tight the compression fitting.
by cbrew
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Basket case 2-4-0
Replies: 28
Views: 12427

Re: Basket case 2-4-0

I was comparing compression and flare fittings on McMaster Carr a couple of weeks ago. The standard brass flare fittings had no mention of being good for steam service, in fact the max working temp was below 400 degrees if I recall. The standard brass compression fittings were rated for steam servi...
by cbrew
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler treatment
Replies: 24
Views: 6826

Re: Boiler treatment

First thing you need to do is have your water tested. once you have the "make up" of your water. those in the know can suggest the proper route to take. I personally just use LSB. the water is never in the boiler more then 6 hours at a time, if i stored the boiler wet, i would be looking for a diffe...