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The tubing on my Regner water bottle has become brittle and prone to breakage and blowouts.
Does anyone know what the material is and where to get some?

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My bottle has a nylon tube that is the same as tubing supplied on cars for the water to windscreen washers so maybe ask your local auto parts store and take a sample. I case there are different sizes the outside diameter is the important one to be exact for you seal when pushed into the inlet of the 'enots' inlet valve on your loco.
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Silicone Tubing is very easy to find. You only need a little bit. Probably can find it at hobby shops that sell RC plane.

If you can measure the inside diameter, you can buy it through Amazon

I am sure there are other places, just a quick ID.
 

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My auto parts dealer rummaged around in the storage trailer and found some 5/32 air brake line.
It matches the original Regner material very well but the ID is a bit small.
Thanks Folks
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How does the silicone rubber tube seal to the Regner water top off valve?
ALL of the rubber tube bottles I've seen or used have specific brass end fittings attached to fit the specific Goodall Valve used, Accucraft, WeeBee, Train Dept., etc.
Regner is just a hard side tube that presses into the water fill up fitting.
 

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On older steam engines some of my friends have, the water line is simply pressed into the goodall valve. The top of the valve has a depression machined into it to give a positive alignment for this. To keep from having a metal to metal contact, which would make a very bad seal, a very short piece of tubing was put on the end of the water line. This tubing sealed the water line to the valve.

Hope this answers your question.
 
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