Bissel Truck

Bissel Truck

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A Bissel truck is a very simple and commonly-used way of designing a carrying axle on a steam locomotive to enable it to negotiate curves more easily. The design uses a single-axled bogie, usually known as a pony truck, whose pivot is towards the centre of the locomotive. As a result, the Bissell axle is not only able to turn about its vertical axis, but also to swing radially to the side, something which is necessary on steam locomotives because their position on the track is dictated by the driving or coupled wheels. The truck can move radially around a real or a virtual pivot. When the pivot is situated at a point inside the truck, the truck is called a bogie. When it is placed outside to the rear or fore, the truck is called a Bissel.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135789295
  • 9786135789294