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5" Dean Goods valve gear dimensions

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Alastair Parker29/03/2022 12:04:55
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Hello, I have found that the drawings by Mr. K. E. Wilson for the above loco valve gear do not give me the dimensions that I require. While the dimensions of the linkage pivots are not given, the port face openings, eccentric throw and eccentric rod centres are and I have attempted to draw the valve events by CAD so that I completely understand what happens and when. To assist me, I have read Mr. D. Ashton's book and have managed to work out the equivalent eccentric but not the actual. Working out the dimension for this left me struggling. This has not helped me with Mr Ashton's spread sheet either. I have also attempted a Realeaux diagram but the locations of the lap and lead lines on the diagram don't bear any relationship to what I have previously seen. So, I have reached an impasse and can't proceed further with the valve gear. Can anyone can shed some light on this. I would be very grateful for help.

I think the last enquiry on this subject in the forum was round about 2014.

Thank you,

Alastair Parker.

julian atkins30/03/2022 13:36:09
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Hi Alastair,

If I am correct that Keith's 5"g 'Dean Goods' for Kennions is as per my 2014 post, then it is a LBSC designed 'Pansy' without the side tanks and with a tender. Same cylinder block, valves below the bores, same valve gear. Top suspended loco links, crossed rods, and rocker arms reversing the valve travel.

If you PM me I can send you via email my own modifications to the 'Pansy' valve gear, which subsequently Don Ashton checked for and approved.



Alastair Parker31/03/2022 10:24:17
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Hello Julian,

Thank you for your offer of help. Your description corresponds with the plans I have. I look forward to receiving the modifications you successfully have used.

Many thanks once again,


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