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Stewart Hart19/09/2020 17:40:47
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Along with a friend we've been experimenting with vertical injectors with mixed success, we can get them to work but the problem is they are a bit bulky we want to get to a neater design..

There is a company in America that markets vertical injectors called eccentric engineering this is a different company than the UK company of the same name. From a sectioned photograph of one of these injectors you can see that they have sliding washer around the combination cone that closes when the vacuum starts. Full size injector use a similar system

My question is has anyone got any experience of using these injectors on 5" or 71/4" G locomotives in the UK

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John Townsend 124/10/2020 12:34:36
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Details of these American injectors are on "www.eccentricengineer.com/injectors/small-scales-injector" but are very expensive. They appear to be based on the Penberthy lifting type. In the 1990s similar model vertical lifting injectors were supplied in this country by Terry Baxter of Double B Designs. They were apparently highly regarded. I believe the injector side of the business was sold to Bruce Rice of R.A. Barker whose website now only mentions a 3 pint injector in production but no further details.

I am proposing to put a "dummy" Penberthy injector on the tank top of a scale 7 1/4" gauge locomotive under construction. I then want to hide a working normal vertical injector in an adjacent coal bunker. It would be very convenient to take the overflow pipe up from the latter through the dummy Penberthy above.

Essentially then, two questions. Does an injector overflow outlet have to be below the level of the injector? Will a vertical (or horizontal for that matter) injector work if permanently flooded with water from the supply so that only the steam feed valve needs to be opened to start operation? This would mimic the prototype original Penberthy.

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