Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

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Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by Phil Tucker » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:05 pm

Anyone know the Manufacturer# or Part# for the plastic quick-disconnect hose fittings at LALS, and where they can be purchased?

I don't mean the bulkhead fittings, just the plastic "twist-on" fittings that connect the air line between cars. Thanks!

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:09 pm

what do they look like?
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by cp4449 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:21 pm

Phil contact Ray in the roster. He would know. If not him then John DePhillips
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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by kcjones611 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:27 pm

What kind of connectors are we talking about? Are they better (and/or cheaper) then Clippard MQC screw on fittings?
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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by Phil Tucker » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:58 pm

Sorry for the delay, see attached photo...
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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by 10KPete » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:15 pm

Do those serve as 'break away fittings' also?

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by cp4449 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:56 am

Yes the do break away when the cars seperate
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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by 10KPete » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:32 pm

Ahhh. So those are used for "glad hands"? A short hose from each car and they meet in the middle? I seem to recall those fittings from a long time ago on a pnumatics project on a job..... trying to remember the name of the company...

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by FLSTEAM » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:37 pm

I hope someone comes up with the part nos. Looks like it could be really handy.

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by 10KPete » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:05 pm

I think I found 'em!

http://www.cpcworldwide.com/Product-Lis ... ategory/43

The name fits with what I sorta remember and they look right....

Specifically:

http://www.cpcworldwide.com/Product-Lis ... roduct=187

Pete

Here is one half of the coupling (like shown in the previous photo):

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.a ... &catid=926

Here is the other half:

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.a ... &catid=926

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by FLSTEAM » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:40 pm

So, not exactly like a glad hand. You need a male and a female part. Not a real problem unless you swap direction of the cars.

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by 10KPete » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:02 pm

No, not the same. However, if there is a bulkhead mounted female (or male) on the car ends, and a hose with two male (or female) ends, then the hook up is un-sexed. But the connector is not in the middle of the hose....

Where are the scale glad hands hidden??? Does no one make them?

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