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S160 2253

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 61624, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. class8mikado

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    Would have been nice to have one at the NYMR then,
    Maybe kitted up and passed for Whitby and then maybe a turn on the Jacobites to find out /exploit their full potential...
     
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    I thought an A4 was much bigger than a S160. Though having said that I've only ever lit 60007 up (but have fired 60103). Cheers for the info!
     
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    There is still thoughts of seeing 6046 venture out into the big wide world. Just workload means she's more useful on the hire market at the moment, but 2022 she's due an overhaul and well, we can never guess what the future might hold.
     
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    Didnt the one on the WSR last year get sent back as it wasnt reliable?

    I gather that its a generic S160 issue, not just that particular loco

    Nice hooter though
     
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    6046. There was no major issues when we got her back, and she's performed fine at Dartmouth all summer this year.
    5820 never seems to have many problems at KWVR, whilst 5197 has performed well at Epping and CVR with no major concerns.
     
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    Is no-one going to explain the boxing glove for those of us that don't know, then?

    (I'm assuming it's to stop crew cracking their heads on something but I get the impression there's a fun story attached)
     
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    Assuming it’s like 6046 (which @Steve was kind enough to let me have a ride on a few years ago) it protects your head from a projecting quadrant for the regulator.

    Tom
     
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    701 had a similar arrangement yes its to prevent yourself knocking yourself unconscious on the foot plate, given the lively ride on an S160, its a very sound measure also the regulator had a padlock to prevent the handle from flying off when you gave it the full open treatment, it also had a second hole to lock the regulator closed when the engine was left overnight still with steam on the gauge.
     
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    That’s exactly why it’s there. Whether it stays or gets replaced with something more appropriate, I don’t know. It makes a good talking point.
     
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    Every pull out regulator I've ever come across has a pin in to hold it closed as their design means that steam pressure tends to open it. Besides the S160's, other UK examples are T.R. Nos. 1 & 2 and the GNR tanks 1247 and 69523. No doubt there are others that I've not come across. You get into the habit of pinning it closed when you shut the regulator. The S160's have a ratchet on the quadrant, though, so that helps keep them where you put them.
     

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