Re: Angled cylinders on cane locomotives

Bob Mcleod

I have a lawnmower with an inclined engine...inclined not to start.....
    I think you will find that with 'main line' (a relative term) engines..that is, standard gauge , and express engines, the inclination of cylinders was a last resort, usually done to provide clearance for the movement of a front bogie, or, in the case of inside cylinders, to allow the motion to clear the leading axle, when driving onto a following axle.
   And main lines did not usually have odd lumps of rock, piles of cane, tree trunks and long grass laying along the track....
   A whole different set of engineering requirements to our little canefield puffers.

--- On Fri, 13/5/11, Chris Stratton <gm4201@...> wrote:

From: Chris Stratton <gm4201@...>
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Angled cylinders on cane locomotives
To: LRRSA@...
Received: Friday, 13 May, 2011, 6:08 PM


And most main line diesels have inclined cylinders as well.



-----Original Message-----

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of Frank Stamford

Sent: Friday, 13 May 2011 5:57 PM

To: LRRSA@...

Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Angled cylinders on cane locomotives

That is very true.

Beyer, Peacock built many varieties of locomotives with inclined cylinders, including mainline express 4-4-0 locos.


On 13/05/2011 4:21 PM, David Halfpenny (y) wrote:

Vast numbers of mainline locomotives all over the world have had
inclined cylinders.
David 1/2d
From: "Peterson, John J" <peterson.john.j@...
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 1:08 AM
maybe the need for cylinders to be out of the way changed when their
became more 'main' line focused.

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