Unusual Oscillating Cylinder Locomotive
|Stewart Hart||30/09/2018 07:56:28|
655 forum posts
A friend bought this unusual part built from MacModels all credit to them for rescuing it. It came with a vertical steel boiler it looks as though it has four cylinders not sure if they would be compound. Apparently it was made by a chap from Stockport. Has any one add any more information ?.
|Jim Nic||30/09/2018 10:28:54|
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I've no informationto add, but it looks to be a well made contraption. It would be interesting to see it running some day.
|Bob Mc||30/09/2018 18:28:00|
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yes I saw that at Macc Models...was very tempted, I might be stating the obvious now but have you tried the Stockport Modellers... Dave Wagget email email@example.com
|Stewart Hart||30/09/2018 19:42:05|
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A Little more information via a utube comment I'll do a little more online research
Edited By Stewart Hart on 30/09/2018 19:42:54
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Finally created an account to post this. I had no idea that such a locomotive had existed.
From The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin, No. 112 (APRIL, 1965), pp. 55-63
"Oscillating locomotives were made in a number of sizes in three foot and standard gauges. Most were 0-4-0 saddle tanks, though a few had trailing trucks, fewer still had both trailing and pony trucks and at least one had a complete tender. Among the shortcomings of the oscillating system of propulsion was the high rate of water usage re- gardless of speed and the difficulty of keeping a tight seal between steam box and trunion, particularly in view of the high temperatures and limitations in lubricants and packings of that era. Production of these units stopped about the same time Dewey introduced its new geared locomotive, in 1913."
|Stewart Hart||01/10/2018 08:18:39|
655 forum posts
Thanks for the input and photo Grant
|Phil H1||02/10/2018 10:32:27|
|335 forum posts|
Please keep us updated with plenty of pictures as you bring it back to working order.
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If you would be willing to sell this I would be very tempted as I am looking for something unusual to showcase one of my bigger gas powered boilers - guaranteed not to sell it on? I ought to call in on Joe more often, if I had I would have bought it.
Nigel - PendlesteamBoilers
|Jon palt||20/10/2018 13:10:09|
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Another US firm building oscillating cylinder locomotives was Filer & Stowell of Milwaukee. The company eventually focused more on sawmill equipment.
The locomotives varied between 0-4-0 & 0-6-0 wheel arrangements. The cylinder pivoted on a trunnion, coupling to the leading crankpin.
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