Enginemen's Manual; Intended for the Engineer, Fireman, or Mechanic Who Wishes to Extend His Knowledge of the Locomotive or Air Brake

Enginemen's Manual; Intended for the Engineer, Fireman, or Mechanic Who Wishes to Extend His Knowledge of the Locomotive or Air Brake : Questions and Answers for Instruction and Examination

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... a brick rod or hook through damper of draft pan. Q. 40.--Where engine is equipped with an oil-reheater or oil line, do you consider it a help to engine's steaming qualities when used? A.--Yes. This heater should be used at all times. Q. 4l.--Why use second heater? Why not heat it to a high temperature in oil tank with oil heater? A.--Too much gas generates. Continually boiling the oil destroys some of the higher qualities and it is more Jiflicult to control the flow through regulation valve. hQ_e 42.--Do you consider a vent hole in oil tank advisable, and w Y A.--I do. To permit the gas which accumulates to escape and to admit air so the oil will flow freely. Q. 43.--Do you inspect your oil pipes and report all leaks? What other bad effect has a pipe leak aside from waste of oil? A.--Yes. A leak in the pi will cause oil to feed irregularly. Q. 44.--Are you aware that kzeping the flues clean is the greatest one thing that you can do in regard to fuel economy, and how often should they be cleaned? A.--Yes. At least every ten miles if the engine has to be smoked Q. 45.--Do you know that the engine should be working hard and at a speed not less than twenty miles per hour when sanding flues, to avoid the sand falling to floor of the fire-box and accumulating in front of them? A.--Yes. Q. 46.--Do you realize that on first closing throttle you should not adjust fire too low? Explain best method. A.--Yes. The steam pressure should be allowed to fall back some fifteen pounds before the throttle is closed, and when closed a good fire should be left in the box and allowed to cool gradually, to avoid leak flues, broken stay bolts, and cracked sheets, all of which are cause by a sudden fall of temperature. Q. 47.--How is the flow of oil...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771192
  • 9781236771193