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kvom
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Re: American Model Engineering

Post by kvom » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:27 am

Someone who buys the business needs to be able to operate the screw machine. Apparently it's a veteran B&S; setting up these mechanically is likely a disappearing skill.

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Re: American Model Engineering

Post by Fred_V » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:24 am

Gary Armitstead wrote:
Soot n' Cinders wrote:Wow, I was getting ready to order one of their mechanical lubricators. Guess its time to look for plan B. So sorry to see them go, they were great people to work with.
Again, Loco Parts sells mechanical lubricators in 1.5, 2.0 and 2.0 low profile and 3.0. $160 each and $275 for the 3.0, I'm not affiliated with Loco Parts, just a happy customer.
Loco parts use sprag clutches not ratchets.
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Re: American Model Engineering

Post by jtdute » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:56 am

My best to Ron and Barbara in this time of transition and recovery. A few months back in Live Steam and Outdoor Railroad Magazine, LocoParts released that their 2" mechanical lubricators are now driven by ratchet / paw drive. The roller clutch drive and parts are still available.

Jeff Dute

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Gary Armitstead
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Re: American Model Engineering

Post by Gary Armitstead » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:11 am

Fred_V wrote:
Gary Armitstead wrote:
Soot n' Cinders wrote:Wow, I was getting ready to order one of their mechanical lubricators. Guess its time to look for plan B. So sorry to see them go, they were great people to work with.
Again, Loco Parts sells mechanical lubricators in 1.5, 2.0 and 2.0 low profile and 3.0. $160 each and $275 for the 3.0, I'm not affiliated with Loco Parts, just a happy customer.
Loco parts use sprag clutches not ratchets.
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:) My answer was inappropriate :)
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Re: American Model Engineering

Post by jessebanning » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:26 am

Locoparts now also has ratchet lubricators. The lubricators Little Engines has are really nice and have sight windows.
www.banninglocomotiveworks.com

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Re: American Model Engineering

Post by cp4449 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:03 pm

I am beyond sad to hear this. The gauges are so nice
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Re: American Model Engineering

Post by cbrew » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:06 pm

Here is my locoparts unit with the new conversion kit installed
so far its been great. so much better then the roller clutches
(just plugging Jeff's work
conversioninstalled.jpg
conversionkit.jpg
If it is not live steam. its not worth it.

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Re: American Model Engineering

Post by Fred_V » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:34 am

That is interesting. I know they have had complaints about the clutches. Nice conversion.
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