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Current and Proposed New-Builds

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by aron33, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Jimc

    Jimc Part of the furniture

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    The earlier ones have a cover over the valve chests above the footplate. I'm afraid I don't have drawings to check exactly what the differences are.

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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    One thought looking at those photos - all else being equal, on a tank engine you get a bit of extra water capacity by dropping the running plate and mounting the tanks lower. (Assuming the top of the tank remains in the same position relative to the rail). It's not a lot, but a fag packet calculation suggests perhaps another 50 - 100 gallons, which is probably worth having.

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    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    That suggestion doesn’t hold water with a tender loco though. :)
    It’s an intriguing question to which we need an answer.
     
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    Lowers the centre of gravity even if no extra capacity results.
     
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    The big 2-8-0s were not blessed with excess water capacity, but it depends on whether the limit is weight or volume (volume being presumably limited by forward vision requirements).
    Unless the Churchward diaries I like to mythologise about make their appearance I don't suppose we'll ever know what the thinking was.
     
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    They were designed for a particular job, hauling coal trains in the South Wales Valleys so was the water capacity adequate for it - or not?
     
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    Mostly empties up and loaded down so adhesion braking important.
     
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    Does anyone know if there has been any recent progress with the Catch Me Who Can project at SVR? Their own website has apparently not been updated since July 2021. Has the project stalled?
    http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/news.html
     
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    Are they waiting for the vampire analysis, for NR running approval. Ultimate great-grandfather rights?
     
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