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Shows / Re: Cabin Fever 2019 - Jan 18-20
« Last post by kvom on Today at 06:29:34 PM »
Fewer exhibitors and vendors this year, presumably deterred by the weather.  I found out Saturday evening that SW was offering to let its DC area bookings change to earlier flights free of charge to avoid the storm.  I change to an 8:50 flight from BWI.  Left Lebanon at 4:00am in light rain.  Some fog but luckily no traffic to speak of.

The only goodies I found to buy are 4 6" steel rules with metric on one side and inches on the other.
Chatterbox / Re: Elmer's Engines book - $25.00
« Last post by Stuart on Today at 05:27:46 PM »
Make that one more
I gave up on the web site
And PP Roland directly as per his pm to me before he put it up on the site
Chatterbox / Re: Elmer's Engines book - $25.00
« Last post by Twizseven on Today at 05:06:05 PM »
I tried and also had problem. Have not seen the email yet.

Vehicles & Models / Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Last post by Kim on Today at 04:47:26 PM »
Ah, I get it.  I misunderstood the issue.  Maybe you could make a check valve? :)
Hello Brian,

 :ThumbsUp: :praise2: :cheers:

Have a great day,
There is great joy in Mudville (Casey at the bat)--The newest and latest anti-flowback valve that I built yesterday evening at the end of the day works. The engine starts and runs well on the tank mounted in the base, and when I shut the engine off the fuel in the fuel line does not run back into the tank. This is what I have been trying to achieve.---Brian
Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by crueby on Today at 03:46:19 PM »
I know that my description last night may not have been very clear of the issue on the control link, so here is a quick sketch, with the sizes exagerated a bit for clarity.

On the left is what it should have looked like, with the travel of the control arm from the bell crank under the floor up to the Stephenson linkage. The travel is centered, so the vertical movement at the valve rod is small. On the right is how mine came out - since there is a cross-beam under the floor, I could not move the bell crank pivot back under the linkage, so it started at an angle and got worse during the travel, meaning a large vertical movement. That vertical movement changes where the valve rod hits the Stephenson link, messing up the movements. It is more movement than on most engines, since the Stephenson link is very short. So, I am going to change where the control arm connects to the link to make it act like the one on the left. Pics to come later as I make the corrected part....
Vehicles & Models / Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Last post by Firebird on Today at 03:44:15 PM »

Kim its not the taps, I have already tapped the hole. It seems oil check valves are not commercially available in 5/16 x 40


All of my gas tanks have a 1 mm hole thru the screw on brass filler top.
Vehicles & Models / Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Last post by Kim on Today at 03:02:19 PM »
The Steam Tee looks great Rich!

I found a couple of 5/16"-40 taps on Amazon:

Several of them are Prime and you could have it in 2 days :)

Good luck!
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