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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2016 10:40 pm
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Tramcar Trev

Joined: Sat Mar 16th, 2013
Location: Gordon ACT, Australia
Posts: 400
Typical specifications for an 11" Baldwin steam tram motor:

Cylinders: 11" diameter x 16" stroke
Tractive Effort: 120 psi steam, 5,500 lb at 10 mph
Weight: 14 tons 2 cwt
Length: 17 feet 2 inches
Width: 8 feet 6 inches

The headlights are interesting too, later there was a small turbo generator fitted and electric light was used. 103A has the remnants of the "Alladin" kero lamps where vaporised kerosine was burnt on a mantle. The early Motors had acyetlene headlights which were brighter but were prone to explode with the voilent agitiation of the water on the carbide....
Funny thing is 1A at the powerhouse Museum is not even a Baldwin but a copy built in Sydney

Last edited on Mon Jan 18th, 2016 10:50 pm by Tramcar Trev

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