The New York Central Lines; Examinations for Firemen, First, Second and Third Years ...

The New York Central Lines; Examinations for Firemen, First, Second and Third Years ...

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...loose or lost cylinder keys. 78 Q. What results from loose deck bolts? Loose or lost cylinder keys? How should they be treated? A. This causes a pound and results in either breaking the bolts or if allowed to run in this condition, will wear the holes out of round. Loose deck bolts should be reported as soon as discovered. A loose cylinder key should be tightened at once. If lost, something should be substituted. Rail spikes will answer the purpose. Ii allowed to run in this condition, it is liable to result in loosening the cylinder on the frame. 79 Q. Why is it necessary that pedestal braces or binders be kept tight and to maintain good fit? A. Because if allowed to run loose it would result in the frame breaking, usually at the junction of either pedestal jaw with the main frame. 80 Q. How can a pound in driving boxes or rod brasses be located, and how should these pounds be treated? A. Place engine on top quarter, blocking drivings wheels on-opposite side. Give engine steam and have fireman work reverse lever past center and watch all points. If crown brass in driving box is loose or badly worn, it should be reported. If wedge is loose it should be set up. If set up as far as it'can be, it should be reported to be lined down. If binder is found loose it should be tightened. If rod brass is loose, it should be keyed, if possible. If it cannot be keyed, the brass should be reported to be filed and lined. 81 Q. What is the first thing to do when a driving box begins to heat, and what are the remedies? A. Pull down the wedge so it will not stick, and ascertain thecause of the journal heating. If due to insufficient lubrication, the cellar should be packed with whatever lubricant has been used or is at hand. If due to lost cellar, would...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951476
  • 9781236951472