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 Posted: Thu Apr 16th, 2015 05:15 pm
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One of a few similar "locos" built by Aveling & Porter, Rochester, Kent, England. No prizes for guessing their main product was road-going steam traction engines.

This one had a Fowler compound cylinder block, the only one so fitted. Built 1895, it ran until 1954 in service - now restored & occasionally steamed.













What do you notice about the motion ?

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(with apologies to Jose)

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FUGLY !!

Seems like a 'slight' design-problem, with the connecting-rods !!

Looks like they didn't make the funnel high enough either.

60 years service though ! ...
... WOW ! they don't make 'em like THAT anymore.

Cheers.

Si.

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Looks like there is a gear set behind the odd-shaped green cover above the wheels, better seen in the second pic. No idea what the "rods" may be. Hopefully NOT to keep the wheels from wandering around!
I'll get you Michael!. Jose.



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Si. wrote:... WOW ! they don't make 'em like THAT anymore.Seems that the steampunk movement is old news... Jose.



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Looks more like a fat girl with big boobs to me.:us:???

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Seems that the term 'geared loco' can be applied...



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Ehmm, I like it.... Any photo's from a different angle?

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I think it is beautiful! The design evolved, with chain drives and gear drives like that one. I have a later model, a favorite of mine, in mind for a model.
I think the 'tie rods' are stabilizers. The huge gears behind the wheels would make quite a thrust on the wheels and the rods would counter act that.

Sir Vincent is the one I want to model and this pic shows a clear view of the gears.

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:old dude::thumb::Crazy::shocked:



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Mmmm.......pistons on the boiler driving gears down the side to the drive wheels. Is this a steam locomotive wanting to be a steam tractor or was it a steam tractor that had s#$ change? L:  :us:

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