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Posted By: Dewman, 10-28-2019, 08:16 PM

Heavy duty stuff that must have taken one heck of a beating in it's day.

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10-28-2019, 09:55 PM   #2
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Serious machinery. And, it was built by hand! Thank you for sharing.
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theres an oldie
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Not too familiar with old engines like this, but those are clusters of leaf springs above each wheel, right?

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Beautiful old machines! Thanks for sharing




QuoteOriginally posted by DamienW Quote
Not too familiar with old engines like this, but those are clusters of leaf springs above each wheel, right?


The leaf-springs are to maintain even pressure on the rails round curves, when the boiler weight will shift. Traction of steel on steel depends on as much weight over the driving wheels as possible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
Heavy duty stuff that must have taken one heck of a beating in it's day.
and they delivered a lot of power!
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