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PiperguyUMD

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Steam Parts questions
« on: May 15, 2017, 03:06:07 PM »
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Hello All,

I'm trying to track down some information for some parts on my WM J-1.

First, I need four safety valves.  They are arranges in a square, not a straight line, so parts like the one for Bachmann's N&W J won't work.  What are my options?

Second, I need a modern power reverse.  What's out there?

Finally,
What is this, what does it do, and how can I make one?



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Re: Steam Parts questions
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 03:38:52 PM »
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The picture is a Worthington SA feedwater heater and Detail Associates makes those.

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Re: Steam Parts questions
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 03:48:00 PM »
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The picture is a Worthington SA feedwater heater and Detail Associates makes those.

Oops!  :face palm: I figured out the feedwater heater, I meant all of the plumbing in the foreground that attaches to the whistle.

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Re: Steam Parts questions
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 04:04:35 PM »
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It sort of looks like an water injector.

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Re: Steam Parts questions
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 04:27:59 PM »
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The plumbing is probably just some control valves and piping to control steam to the whistle, although why there would be all that just for a steam line to the whistle, I have no idea.    As for how to make it... I think you're a-scratch-building that one.
Fine wires of various diameters, and really teeny etched stainless washes with dots of paint to simulate the control valve handles is what I would do.

Something like these:
https://model-motorcars.myshopify.com/collections/small-parts-hardware/products/washers-stainless-steel-05-mm-k072s

At 1mm diameter, they are a scale 6" across in N Scale, which is really oversized, but the smaller stuff I used to be able to find isn't around anymore.   
Evergreen makes round styrene rod down to .020", so you could slice off little disks from that, and then you've have about a 3-1/4" N Scale knob, which isn't too bad..

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Re: Steam Parts questions
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 06:58:42 AM »
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@PiperguyUMD , I offer some detail parts on keystonedetails.com

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Re: Steam Parts questions
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 09:24:21 AM »
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@PiperguyUMD , I offer some detail parts on keystonedetails.com

You're shop is an inspiration for my own!  I've looked through it several times!  I have been thinking on this for several days now, and I think I have an idea.  I have an etched sheet of various pipe hangers valve gear parts (I think) from Max, and there is on in particular that looks about the right size and shape of the part with the valves on it.  I'll work on it this afternoon and post some pics.

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Re: Steam Parts questions
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 05:18:35 PM »
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You're shop is an inspiration for my own!  I've looked through it several times!  I have been thinking on this for several days now, and I think I have an idea.  I have an etched sheet of various pipe hangers valve gear parts (I think) from Max, and there is on in particular that looks about the right size and shape of the part with the valves on it.  I'll work on it this afternoon and post some pics.


Yeah, well as you know, that's all about to change! Boo.

Thanks for the kind words!

Anyway you were also looking for a power reverser and others in your original post.

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Re: Steam Parts questions
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 06:55:33 PM »
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Yeah, well as you know, that's all about to change! Boo.

Thanks for the kind words!

Anyway you were also looking for a power reverser and others in your original post.

Yeah, I need to sit down and figure out the new pricing structure.