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by cbrew
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox high temp paints
Replies: 32
Views: 6094

Re: Smokebox high temp paints

I used Graphite and boiled lenseed oil
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by cbrew
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam chest pressure.
Replies: 8
Views: 1243

Re: Steam chest pressure.

i have been running chest gauge for a while. it is very useful when pushing the limits of the locomotive. on dry steel rail, I can normally put 90 psi in the chest and not slip the drivers. on dry aluminum rail, I have seen 135 on he gauge right after starting a heavy with the pressure dropping afte...
by cbrew
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Super scale economy injector question
Replies: 19
Views: 2274

Re: Super scale economy injector question

couple areas 1) have you tried to throttle the water? 2) have you confirmed the boiler check is working and not stuck closed (touch the delivery pipe, it should be warm if pumping) 3) does the boiler check have a manual valve that is shut i know easy stuff but can be over looked as for height, I hav...
by cbrew
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need Help Identifying Tap & Die Size
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Need Help Identifying Tap & Die Size

here is a source
https://www.pmmodelengines.com/shop/too ... taps-dies/
from the pictures, it appears to be straight cut threads.
by cbrew
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Turbulators on propane boiler
Replies: 28
Views: 11287

Re: Turbulators on propane boiler

i am also interested seeing the difference between the simple twisted stainless strips vs these.
thank you
by cbrew
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Remote Control thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 3796

Re: Remote Control thoughts

jcbrock wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:53 am
cbrew wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:48 am
IM not sure why, but Laura seems to have pulled her product from the market.
I know she's working on improvements to current units, so I am hoping it is just a pause until a new, improved version is available.
I know David Newell has a custom solution in the works also.
by cbrew
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?
Replies: 35
Views: 5030

Re: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?

Thank you Dan, This is one on the bucket list. I will need at least three weeks vacation to make it out from the Pacific north wet.
someday :)
by cbrew
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Remote Control thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 3796

Re: Remote Control thoughts

There was a system made by a company called (iirc) Integral Circuits that is pretty impressive but not currently marketed. It has two failsafes - distance from the train and an accelerometer in the handheld so if you fell or dropped the controller the train would stop. I'm hoping they return to mar...
by cbrew
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lubrication Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Lubrication Question

well apparently the lens on the camera was not the cleanest, so the pictures are not the clearest. but here is want i have access to at the moment on the pacific I am working on

the zerks are on the rods and axle ends
by cbrew
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Remote Control thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 3796

Re: Remote Control thoughts

Bill is right. There are channels in the 72Mhz band reserved for model aircraft. I don't think any of the inexpensive hobby rc systems are suitable for controlling anything as large as a riding-scale locomotive, though (at least not without a lot of modification). They are not reliable enough and l...
by cbrew
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: GE 23 Ton Boxcab Drawings Source
Replies: 13
Views: 5085

Re: GE 23 Ton Boxcab Drawings Source

reach out to me if you are still looking, I have built a few.
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by cbrew
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lubrication Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Lubrication Question

I personally moved away from oil and started using good synthetic grease using needle zerk fittings. they hide well and it does not run out.