Way back .. long long ago I created a 6″ Gate Valve for a project.
By the time I reached No. 4b (shown to left) I had created small stubs on either side to fit the ID of 1/8″ Evergreen tubing.
Note: 6″ pipe has a nominal diameter of 6-5/8″. Using Evergreen #224 1/8″ tubing therefore is slightly undersize at a 6″ relative size. That 5/8″ in O scale is 0.013″ .. figure that is ‘close nuff’ .. but is readily available and works for me.
Sooo. The idea then was to create a series of pipe fittings with stubs so I could use the 1/8″ Evergreen tubing .. and connect pipe as needed.
|6″ Flanged Fittings Ver 2|
The fittins as I said earlier have small stubs that will fit the .069″ ID of the Evergren #224 1/8″ tubing. Flanges are doubled so to give the correct appearance. This set contains:
I put them up for sale at my Shapeways store .. with a link directly from my MicroMimesis.com site to Shapeways
|Took this quick snapshot of the printed fittings. I ran these through my ultrasonic cleaner .. prob won’t hurt to soak a bit in Bestine|