Chuffed2Bits gas filler value

Chuffed2Bits gas filler value

Regner live steam trains are really great and the Easy-liners a great way to get aquantes with live steam model railroading. But one thing is always difficult. Filling up the gas tank.  Regner designed the gas fill valve that it can be filled with a standard Butan tin when using a special adapter. It works, but most of the time you are leaking gas all over the place and getting you're fingers frozen.

A fellow live steam collega, who is  into English live steam, told me that there was a small company who sells Ronson self venting filler valve. These valves could be installed into the Regner gas fill tank with a little handy work and then the gas filling could be done with normal cigarette lighter re-fill gas tins. But unfortunately he forgot the name of the company.

After some googling I came across the website of Chuffed 2 Bits Ltd who sells these little adapters including a model with a M5x0.5 thread (which was to one to get). But also a complete "you don't have to modify anything just replace it" replacement gas filler valve assembly, which includes a Ronson self venting filler valve. I ordered one and after a week the postal worker droped a small envelop with the assembly inside.

So I installed it and tested it on my sons Vincent. It works perfect.

As you can see in the video below, no more gas spilling.

A video posted by Lex (PH2LB) (@lex_ph2lb) on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:06pm PST

Video source : https://www.instagram.com/p/BPLVbp1hHvX/

On to the next

After the modification o fmy sons Vincent, I contacted Chuffed 2 Bits Ltd again and placed a order for a aditional 2 values for my Regner Max and my 3-as Live-Steam Regner.

After they arrived my son and I took a moment to take 5 simple steps to replace the original values.

Step 1

Setup everything and get you're tools. You just need the correct spanner.

Step 2

Remove the original gas filler values.

Step 3

Install the new gas filler values.

Step 4

Fill the gas tank to check for leaks. Tighten the values when there are gas leaks. (don't over-do it).

Step 5

Enjoy you're work by taking the trains for a ride :-)

 

A video posted by Lex (PH2LB) (@lex_ph2lb) on Jan 22, 2017 at 6:31am PST

 

Conclusion

It's a very simple modification which gives a lot of satisfaction when filling the gas tanks. No more (or atleast a lot less) gas leaking why filling the gas tanks.

I highly recommend these valve's as replacement for the Regner gas filler valves.

 

 

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