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 Posted: Fri Apr 17th, 2015 01:23 pm
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"Sir Vincent" being "Sydenham" in disguise, all Aveling&Porters are steam tractors going for 'moves in predestined grooves'



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 Posted: Fri Apr 17th, 2015 02:06 pm
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... anyway, probably the design was not a big success... Jose.



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 Posted: Fri Apr 17th, 2015 06:18 pm
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Apart from the fact that the Brits never throw away anything useful - 59 years of service aren't that bad either.



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 Posted: Fri Apr 17th, 2015 07:07 pm
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I really do think they are traction engines on rails. Look on the other side for a HUGE flywheel too.



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 Posted: Sat Apr 18th, 2015 01:04 am
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Here are some more A&P's on rails.



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 Posted: Sat Apr 18th, 2015 06:20 am
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Hi Helmut.

" Apart from the fact that the Brits never throw away anything useful - 59 years of service aren't that bad either."

No...
...that's the Scotish.

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Helmut:
I admit defeat. You outdid me finding nuttery. Jose.



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 Posted: Sat Apr 18th, 2015 04:16 pm
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@Jose
I consider this thread as a joint venture:mex: No sweat!



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Well, that stirred you all up a bit !   Your turn Jose !!

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 Posted: Sun Apr 19th, 2015 01:13 pm
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Ken,
I think you nailed it with your "side rod" explanation. The force of keeping everything in mesh would be considerable and take a toll on the axle bearings. Those links would mitigate the problem.
Kind of looks like the manufacturer designed the boiler/cylinder combination so it could be used on road tractors or rail locos as required. Clever idea if you ask me.
Fred Dibnah would love it, but he loved everything that steamed.
Lou

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