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  1. LMS2968 liked Mr Valentine's post in the thread Things that seemed a good idea at the time, but in practice pretty useless..

    My copy is actually in storage, and I'd unfortunately forgotten the title. After a pretty exhaustive search online I was just about to give up, when lo and behold: The Locomotive - It's Failures and Remedies by Thomas Pearce...

    Nov 19, 2019 at 9:01 PM
  2. LMS2968 liked Mr Valentine's post in the thread Things that seemed a good idea at the time, but in practice pretty useless..

    I know - the mind boggles! Although I do have this vision of an impressively bearded driver peering into the firebox of his Dean Single, and remarking to his fireman "Arrrrr..... oi moight 'ave me a special tool fur thaaaat....."

    Nov 19, 2019 at 5:57 PM
  3. LMS2968 liked Steve's post in the thread Things that seemed a good idea at the time, but in practice pretty useless..

    Now I really would like to see a demonstration of how this can be done, even if it is not in steam.:)

    Nov 19, 2019 at 5:56 PM
  4. LMS2968 replied to the thread Things that seemed a good idea at the time, but in practice pretty useless..

    Indeed, that was how it happened.

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:10 AM
  5. LMS2968 replied to the thread Things that seemed a good idea at the time, but in practice pretty useless..

    In Britain, it was the driver who would sally forth along the running plate to add oil as he felt necessary. The L&YR Atlantics also had full height doors each side of the spectacle plate.

    Nov 19, 2019 at 7:51 AM
  6. LMS2968 liked Forestpines's post in the thread Things that seemed a good idea at the time, but in practice pretty useless..

    My understanding was that both the use of tallow for cylinder lubrication and the requirement to lubricate from the running plate whilst on the move were both standard early British practice too

    Nov 19, 2019 at 7:49 AM
  7. LMS2968 replied to the thread Things that seemed a good idea at the time, but in practice pretty useless..

    Agreed, and as the tail rod is not transmitting piston forces but merely carrying the weight of the piston, it can be made a smaller diameter than the piston rod.

    Nov 18, 2019 at 8:30 AM