View single post by Javelina
 Posted: Sun Apr 19th, 2015 05:13 pm
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Joined: Thu Apr 10th, 2014
Location: Sonoma, Ca.
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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.

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