Author Topic: Making Cylinder Drain Cocks  (Read 14462 times)

Offline Steamer5

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Re: Making Cylinder Drain Cocks
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2013, 02:21:25 AM »
Hi Stu,
  My Dad is about to launch into making one of your drain valves, why only 1 you ask, well he's fitting it to the steam operated brake cylinder on his loco & there is only 1!
The reason, currently the steam valve acts as both steam to, & HOT condensate from the cylinder, which ends up on his fingers! Told him he needs to harden up a bit, but at 87 he said he was past that!
Anyway the reason for replying is that on printing out the drawings, Thankyou very much for posting, I spotted that you had spec'd 7/32 x 40 ME on the body for the plugs BUT 1/4 x 40 ME on the plugs! I thought you may want to update the drawing so somebody doesn't get caught out.

Thanks again for posting the drawing, hopefully in due course I can report the out come.

Cheers Kerrin
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Re: Making Cylinder Drain Cocks
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2013, 06:55:57 AM »
Thanks for the heads up Kerrin, hope your dads build goes OK

Stew
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