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by NP317
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts on a replacement compressor
Replies: 101
Views: 12206

Re: Your thoughts on a replacement compressor

I see reviews of this air compressor on YouTube, and elsewhere.

And it is made in China to Eastwood's specs, rather than in the USA with international components. That may or may not be a negative.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommended speedometer?
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Recommended speedometer?

John Hasler wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:20 am
Probably won't work through the steel.
And yet Carl B's did work through the steel deck.
We'll see. I have my hopes up...
RussN
by NP317
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommended speedometer?
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Recommended speedometer?

Gang: Thank you for your useful input. Thoughts in several directions. Carl's setup is precisely what I had in mind. In 2006 I purchased (yes, I actually found the receipt!) a TopPeak Comp 150 wireless cycle computer which I dug out of storage today. I had originally determined it could be programme...
by NP317
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommended speedometer?
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Recommended speedometer?

I plan on installing a bicycle speedo/odom on my locomotive. Not being able to browse such products in stores these days, I am concerned with the units' ability to program for small diameter wheels. That programing range data is been difficult/impossible to determine online. I also can't use a wirel...
by NP317
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Truck ID
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Truck ID

What size are they? There is no scale to judge from.
That will help identify them, as all gauges are dealt with here.
RussN
by NP317
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flexible Air Compressor Connector
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Flexible Air Compressor Connector

Examples of available possibilities: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=HEAVY+DUTY+FLEXIBLE+METAL+HOSE+CONNECTOR+3%2F8%22+MALE+NPT+ENDS&i=tools&ref=nb_sb_noss I acquired a connecting flex hose 1/2" NPT, 18" long. In the photo below you can see it plumbed to my new compressor between the tank outlet and the ...
by NP317
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flexible Air Compressor Connector
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Flexible Air Compressor Connector

gw:
What fitting sizes are you requiring on the ends of the flex hose?
RussN
by NP317
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hoping to be more active
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: Hoping to be more active

Ed:
Thank you for letting us know what you are experiencing now. You have my deepest sympathies.
My dear wife should have died 3 years ago, but she defied the odds and is with me now.
I will be sending positive energies your direction.
RussN
by NP317
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pandemic Progress?
Replies: 18
Views: 1975

Re: Pandemic Progress?

My progress today was to get my 2nd vax shot.
Good progress.
RussN
by NP317
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre-heating boiler water
Replies: 44
Views: 2694

Re: Pre-heating boiler water

That sounds like a good simple idea!
RussN
by NP317
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Fixing grinding/interference on bevel gears
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: Fixing grinding/interference on bevel gears

And please let us know what you discover is causing the general binding of the knee movement.
RussN
by NP317
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre-heating boiler water
Replies: 44
Views: 2694

Re: Pre-heating boiler water

For perspective on my following comments, my working experience included >25 years rebuilding and operating full sized steam locomotives. And these locomotives were all logging locos up to 120 tons weight. My comments do not include SuperPower steam boilers, as I have no experience with those. Someo...