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Flexible steam pipes

Discussion in 'Locomotive M.I.C.' started by RalphW, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    What sort of flexible steam pipes are used on locos such as a Fairley where the cylinders move independently of the frames?
     
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    Is it not a case of a flexible "ball and socket" type joint in the steam pipe rather than a flexible pipe itself?
     
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    That's what I was wondering but was not certain. Hoping someone that works with the types of loco in question could explain.
     
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    Didn't they try using copper pipe when the locos were first built? I believe that it work hardened very quickly!
     

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