Okadee Cylinder Drains

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Okadee Cylinder Drains

Post by Erie2936 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:12 pm

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 trying to decide whether or not to make another run. I am no longer going to offer the built up design.

The drain valves are steam operated via a steam signal line from your cab turret. The steam signal line connection on the drain is 1/8 MTP. Steam closes the drain valve.

The drain body measures ø1/2" x 1.5" long. When mounted to the banjo fitting, the drain extends 7/8" down from the locomotive cylinder block. The banjo fitting can be made with 1/8-27 NPT or 1/16-27 NPT threads.

If there is enough interest in this improved design and appearance, the cost will be $330 for a set of (4) post paid in the US. I want to place an order for castings in the next two weeks.

PM me if interested.
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Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Post by Steven E. Kuhn » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:48 am

Those look very nice. What time period are they?

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Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Post by Erie2936 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:58 pm

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.

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Brian
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Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Post by Erie2936 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:32 am

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 is not specified, 1/8 NPT will be supplied.

At the end the 2 week advertisement (3/27) I will contact everyone confirming their order quantity and specifying expected delivery time.

Thanks,
Brian
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Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Post by Loco112 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:44 pm

Those look fantastic. Good job.
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Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Post by Steampipe » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:02 am

Hi Brian - Considering that Super Scales lists there cylinder cocks at $390, your price seems well in line. Do you have a set to sell?
I can pick up at McCLoys at the June 18-2 meet.
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Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Post by Erie2936 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:32 am

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.

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Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Post by Steampipe » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:58 am

Ok - I am expecting an H-10 from Wayne this summer and I wanted to include these on it. If a Kent backs out I'll take a set. Otherwise I'll look for your new order in the fall.
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Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Post by Erie2936 » Tue May 26, 2015 6:18 pm

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.

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Re: Okadee Cylinder Drains

Post by Steampipe » Tue May 26, 2015 6:47 pm

Next order??

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