Mallet Locomotive

Mallet Locomotive

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mallet Locomotive is a type of articulated locomotive, invented by a Swiss engineer named Anatole Mallet (and thus, the name is properly pronounced in the French manner, "Mallay"). The Mallet locomotive has two "engines"-- i.e. two pairs of cylinders, each pair rod-connected to a group of driving wheels. The axles of the rear set of drivers turn in the main frame of the locomotive, which is fixed to the boiler above it (at the rear end, to allow expansion of the hot boiler). The frame holding the front set of drivers is hinged to the main frame, allowing it to swing from side to side. The front end of the boiler rests on a sliding bearing on the swinging front frame.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136637642
  • 9786136637648