Practical Locomotive Engineering; Firing, Running, Breakdowns, Mechanical and Air Brake, as Comprised in the Serial (1st, 2nd and 3rd) Examination Questions and Answers ...

Practical Locomotive Engineering; Firing, Running, Breakdowns, Mechanical and Air Brake, as Comprised in the Serial (1st, 2nd and 3rd) Examination Questions and Answers ...

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...it there by means of wires; this will cover both ports on the disabled side; would disconnect either the front end of the radius rod from the combination lever or the valve stem, make the usual provision for lubricating the cylinder and proceed on one side. The same method can be used in case of a broken crosshead, that is, take down the main rod and block the crosshead, etc., as above. In case of a broken main crank pin, it would be necessary to take down all side rods and the main rod on the disabled side, together with the eccentric rod, then block the crosshead and center the valves as above, except that in this case it would not be necessary to disconnect the radius rod or valve stem, although it might be advisable to disconnect the lifting arm. The engine should be run to the terminal in this condition, with but one main rod up. When a piston rod breaks it usually knocks out the front cylinder head and in this case all that would be necessary would be to blow the broken piston out of the cylinder, then disconnect the valve rod, centering the valve so as to cover the ports and proceed on one side. If, however, the front cylinder head is not knocked out, it is best to remove the front cylinder head and blow the broken piston out of the cylinder, then disconnect as above described and proceed. lf the piston rod is so badly bent that it is liable to damage the cylinder, would disconnect the main rod, block the crosshead, center the valves, disconnect the lifting arm and proceed on one side; as the piston is not moving with the main rod disconnected, it will not be necessary to make any provision for lubricating the cylinder. In case the front cylinder head is knocked out on an engine fitted with a Young valve gear, the engine can still...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793862
  • 9781236793867