If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Furness lubricators

Discussion in 'Locomotive M.I.C.' started by Orion, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Orion

    Orion New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,355
    Likes Received:
    5
    Occupation:
    Pensioner!
    Location:
    North-west London
    I wonder if anyone can help? How did Furness lubricators work ie were they a form of displacement lubricator or did they work entirely by gravity or non of the above.

    Regards
     
  2. glastonrail

    glastonrail New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Civil Engineering Student at the University of Ply
    Location:
    Plymouth/Stockport, England
  3. Steve

    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    10,559
    Likes Received:
    7,395
    Occupation:
    Gentleman of leisure, nowadays
    Location:
    Near Leeds
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    In essence, just a conventional lubricator with tail trimmings. However, there was a non-return valve between the oilpot and the cylinder which was closed by steam and prevented them feeding whilst the regulator was open or otherwise pressurised. Supposedly the return stroke of the piston sucked the oil into the cylinder but it would only suck any oil deposited by the trimming. Next to useless if the non-return valve leaked even slightly.
     
  4. Orion

    Orion New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,355
    Likes Received:
    5
    Occupation:
    Pensioner!
    Location:
    North-west London
    My thanks to both of you

    Regards
     

Share This Page