Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

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Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Postby ConnieD » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:47 pm

Is the wine country train in northern California a steam train?

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Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Postby zelph » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:30 pm

steamjam wrote:
zelph wrote:Is the MICKEY the one being steam cleaned?

Is steam injected first to heat the tubes to cause a draft initially and then the oil fired up and the once going a natural unaided draft occurs?


yes its a Mikado type steamer... called "mickey's"

No. Steam is injected into the smoke box after you have boiled just enough water to operate it (25psi or so) so start the draft.


That means smoke billows out the door of the firebox untill draft is induced?
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Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Postby steamjam » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:08 am

zelph wrote:
steamjam wrote:
zelph wrote:Is the MICKEY the one being steam cleaned?

Is steam injected first to heat the tubes to cause a draft initially and then the oil fired up and the once going a natural unaided draft occurs?


yes its a Mikado type steamer... called "mickey's"

No. Steam is injected into the smoke box after you have boiled just enough water to operate it (25psi or so) so start the draft.


That means smoke billows out the door of the firebox untill draft is induced?


No. You can have a smallish fire because the temp difference in the smokebox will naturally draw the fire/smoke through the tubes to a point. then youl.l be bellowing think, black smoke out the firedoor. .

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Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Postby steamjam » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:26 pm

Switching manouvers in a railtruck.. WOW. We Americans would *NEVER* try this... But I want to!!!!... Eventhough that truck has automatic air....

And the conductor on a back up manouver with no OFD...... THems Russians have Railroad BALLS....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxNu-EJBh34

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Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:49 am

that truck is good but look how easy it is for this guy to pull a few cars. :mrgreen:

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Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Postby steamjam » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:29 am

zelph wrote:that truck is good but look how easy it is for this guy to pull a few cars. :mrgreen:



Brake riggings been removed.. :)

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Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:24 pm

Brake riggings been removed..


Even with them removed he makes it look easy :D New bearings well lubed :geek: pulling on a 1 degree down grade in his favor. :lol:

That truck was using it's tires to pull along with the 4 small steel wheels?
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Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Postby steamjam » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:51 pm

zelph wrote:
Brake riggings been removed..


Even with them removed he makes it look easy :D New bearings well lubed :geek: pulling on a 1 degree down grade in his favor. :lol:

That truck was using it's tires to pull along with the 4 small steel wheels?


No. Those small steel wheels simply center the truck on the rails... I guess you can call em leading trucks.. even though that truck has no trucks.

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Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:59 pm

I guess you can call em leading trucks.. even though that truck has no trucks.


Well for a truck that has no trucks it sure is truckin them rail cars at a pretty good clip. :mrgreen:
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