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Steven E. Kuhn
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Lubricator

Post by Steven E. Kuhn » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:16 am

Does anybody know a supplier of ratchet type lubricators that use a paw and gear? Had it with the crappy clutch type.

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Re: Lubricator

Post by FLtenwheeler » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:44 am

American Model Engineering.

http://www.americanmodeleng.com/

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Re: Lubricator

Post by jtdute » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:57 am

LocoParts redesigned their Lubricators. They now feature Wire EDM and hardened Ratchet wheels and paws. I also features adjustable viton seals on the Pump rams to give longevity for the Pumps instead of relying on viscosity of oil to seal the rams, like most other lubricators on the market. If you have an old LocoParts Lubricator you can send it to me and I can upgrade with new pump body and new ratchet drive instead of buying a whole new lubricator.

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Re: Lubricator

Post by hoppercar » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:48 pm

godshalls, has them when theytook over American model supply

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Re: Lubricator

Post by pat1027 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:48 pm

I replaced a clutch lubricator with a LocoParts ratchet wheel and paws style. Works nice.

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Re: Lubricator

Post by Harold_V » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:21 pm

In the interest of not perpetuating an improper term, the word used in this instance is pawl, not paw.

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Re: Lubricator

Post by pat1027 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:03 pm

Yes, a misspelled word is no longer that word.

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Re: Lubricator

Post by Steven E. Kuhn » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:51 am

Ok thank you for your suggestions everybody.
Correction noted Harold, thank you. Pawl and ratchet it is.

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Re: Lubricator

Post by Trainman4602 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:01 pm

What is the issue with the clutch ratchet?
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Re: Lubricator

Post by Fender » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:09 am

The problem I have seen is that the shaft under the clutch wears, and then it doesn’t work reliably.
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Re: Lubricator

Post by FLtenwheeler » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:06 am

The shaft needs to be hardened. Not just drill rod but hardened drill rod. I am sure they spec a hardness.

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Re: Lubricator

Post by Trainman4602 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:57 am

I ditto that
I have my lubricator with clutch ratchet for years no problem it has harden shafts.
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