Future considerations from EE

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by hoppercar » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:38 am

I would be interested in nathan or hancock boiler check valves....are you considering adding those along with the top.mounted check valve ?

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:26 am

the more modern version of that Nathan double check valve, used by N&W was slightly different.
That one will be close enough for what I'm building. I'm just glad someone is willing to offer it!

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by hoppercar » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:53 am

How about some nice looking, steam.operated cylinder cocks, and a 3 way valve to operate them.??....that would be a very welcome, nice addition to.your line !!!!!!

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by AnthonyDuarte » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:36 am

Again, there are some products in the queue that are obviously needed and are for sure going to be produced. But I want to hold off on announcing those until they’re further developed.

These are items that I would like to make but it’s not as obvious to me that enough people want them to justify it. The 2.5” scale lubricator is proving to be a feasible item, and possibly the top mount check valve.

As for sources, steamtown is an invaluable resource. There are many historical societies, museums and libraries that have sizable drawing collections. Just comes down to figuring out who might have what.

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by Mountaineer » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:54 pm

Why does a two cylinder loco have a 3 or 4 feed hydrostatic lubricator?

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by hoppercar » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:17 pm

They fed oil to cylinders, and air compressors

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by Marty_Knox » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:08 pm

Superheated locomotives had oil fed to both the valves and cylinders, so they would use a 5 feed lubricator.

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by LVRR2095 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:42 pm

Shay locomotives in the woods had four feed Bulls Eye lubricators! Three for cylinders and one for the steam engine brakes on those locomotives without air brakes. So many variations.

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by Andypullen » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:22 pm

Hi Anthony,

I’ll take a minimum of 2 Sellers injectors. Maybe 4.

I might be interested in the lubricator as well.

Thanks!

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by kcameron » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:29 am

The 1" starter valve would be nice. Keeping the controls different in the cab can help reduce bumping the wrong ones.
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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by cbrew » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:42 am

the market is lacking boiler checks, there are some basic version,
the top mounted boiler twin checks are cool, but i am not sure what vintage something like that would be seen on.
none the less, i need to come up with a solution for my early/light pacific i am building in 1.5/1.6 scale.
about a year out from needing something.
I have many of your products now that are going on this locomotive. boiler checks will be right at home :)
Incase anyone is wondering, this is the Allen ten wheeler that i converted over to the a light pacific.
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If it is not live steam. its not worth it.

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Re: Future considerations from EE

Post by hoppercar » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:24 am

I second that !!!....a good variety of boiler check valves is a big gap in.the live steam.window right now.....those would be a most welcome addition.!!!

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