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Brian H27/05/2021 11:59:29
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A few weeks ago I came across a supplier of model steam fittings who supplied sticks of cast elbows and tees for home machining.

Now I cannot find it again, can someone point me to them?

Brian

JasonB27/05/2021 12:07:05
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P M Research in the states do them, Forrest Classics over here carry some of the PMR range but not all.

Or do you want nut and nipple type fittings?

br27/05/2021 12:34:08
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Joe at Maccmodels can supply singles.

bill

Weary27/05/2021 12:50:27
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GLR-Kennions??

Brian H27/05/2021 13:02:34
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Thanks very much to all those who answered. Jason gets the prize with Forrest Classics,

Brian

br27/05/2021 13:04:49
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Posted by Weary on 27/05/2021 12:50:27:

GLR-Kennions??

Very neat soluttion Weary

2 tees and 4 elbows in one casting - very neat .

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br27/05/2021 13:06:15
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Posted by Brian H on 27/05/2021 13:02:34:

Thanks very much to all those who answered. Jason gets the prize with Forrest Classics,

Brian

What does he get, just out of interest ? wink

bill

Brian H27/05/2021 13:13:13
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Aah, that would be telling Bill!

I had a look at those from Kennions and they would be very good for many applications but \i need ones that have a scale appearance and the ones from Forrest Classics are perfect.

Brian

JasonB27/05/2021 13:13:35
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Posted by br on 27/05/2021 13:06:15:
hat does he get, just out of interest ? wink

bill

Hopefully not more pipe fittings, think I have enough for now! Their trees include straight couplers, 45deg and X fittings as well as the usual elbows and tees

As Brian is working on a Ford Quad I thought it likely he would want this type of fitting as the Americans tend to plumb their steam and IC engines with this style of pipework rather than nuts and nipples used on UK Models.

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Brian H27/05/2021 15:15:20
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You're absolutely correct about the fittings being for the Ford Jason, the only problem is that the Ford was originally made using commercial tees and elbows but later on Henry changed them for bent piping to improve the coolant flow.

I was originally looking at ready made fittings but that would have cost getting on for £100 but using the ones from Forrest Classics and machining them myself is much cheaper.

The only problem now is that they need to be used for 7/32" pipe and I'm not sure if the ones for 3/16" tube will have enough material to accommodate that, given that there is no pressure or structural stresses involved.

Brian

Harry Wilkes27/05/2021 15:39:57
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Posted by Brian H on 27/05/2021 13:02:34:

Thanks very much to all those who answered. Jason gets the prize with Forrest Classics,

Brian

Ive seen Keith Appleton use Forrest elbows and he's had to re-tap them as the thread in them is US

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br27/05/2021 15:59:22
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Posted by Harry Wilkes on 27/05/2021 15:39:57:
Posted by Brian H on 27/05/2021 13:02:34:

Thanks very much to all those who answered. Jason gets the prize with Forrest Classics,

Brian

Ive seen Keith Appleton use Forrest elbows and he's had to re-tap them as the thread in them is US

H

Harry

The U S tapped ones are probably the single finished machined items bought in from P M R in America as opposed to the casting sticks.

bill

Harry Wilkes27/05/2021 17:30:07
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Posted by br on 27/05/2021 15:59:22:
Posted by Harry Wilkes on 27/05/2021 15:39:57:
Posted by Brian H on 27/05/2021 13:02:34:

Thanks very much to all those who answered. Jason gets the prize with Forrest Classics,

Brian

Ive seen Keith Appleton use Forrest elbows and he's had to re-tap them as the thread in them is US

H

Harry

The U S tapped ones are probably the single finished machined items bought in from P M R in America as opposed to the casting sticks.

bill

Sorry didn't know PMR offered them unthreaded blush

H

JasonB27/05/2021 18:28:50
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The threaded PMR ones are supposed to work with ME threads, maybe you got the tapered ones and that is why you had to tap them out. See details here

I've always bought the unmachined trees and zig-zag of street elbows and mostly tap them 40tpi ME though do also use metric fine if it's a metric model.

Brian, the 3/16" ones have an OD of 1/4" so you may just get away with 7/32x40 threads, next up the 1/4" ones have and OD of 0.315"

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