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General Dimensions

Driving Wheels, diam

24 ins.

Journals, driving axles

2 5/16 x 4 ins

Axles, diam.

2 15/16 ins.

Main shaft, diam

2 1/8 ins.

Countershaft, diam

2 7/16 ins

Wheelbase

3 ft. 4 ins

Length over all

12 ft 2 ins.

Width over all

6 ft.

Weight in working order

11,000 lbs.

.......Full coal capacity

250 lbs.

.......Full water capacity of tank, 100 gallons

834 lbs.

.......Allowed for water in boiler, 180 gallons

1,500 lbs

Cylinders

5 x 7 ins.

.......Distance c. to c.

4 ft. 1 in.

.......Piston rod, diam.

1 in.

Valve Gear

Link motion

.......Steam ports

9/16 x 4 ins. 

.......Exhaust ports

1 x 4 ins.  

.......Lap of valves

5/16 ins.

.......Lead of valves

1/16 ins.

.......Max. travel of valves

2 ins.

Boiler; type

Tee

.......Vertical leg

32 x 60 ins.

.......Barrel

26 x 64 ins.

.......Tube sheet and barrel plates

in.

.......Height from rail to center line

3 ft. 9 ins.

.......Length of smokebox

1 ft. 8 ins.

.......Working steam pressure

120 lbs.

Firebox

Circular

.......Diameter inside

28 ins.

.......Depth inside

26 ins.

.......Side plates

5/16 in.

.......Crown sheet

3/8 in.

.......Grate area

4 sq. ft.

.......Staybolts, diameter

in.

.......Water space, width

2 ins.

Tubes; material

Steel

.......Number

32

.......Diameter, outside

2 ins.

.......Length between tube plates

6 ft. 0 ins.

Heating surface

 

.......Tubes

88 sq. ft.

.......Firebox

14 sq. ft

.......Total, with exterior tube area

102 sq. ft.

Exhaust nozzle, diam.

1 11/16 ins.

Smokestack, smallest diam.

8 ins.

.......Height

3 ft. 4 ins.

.......Height from rail to top

8 ft. 2 ins.

Tank capacity

100 gallons

Coal Capacity

250 lbs.

Brake

Friction disk, operated by hand.

Gearing

 

.......Driving pinion

 

..........diam.

5 13/16 ins.  

..........number of teeth

12

.......Intermediate pinion

 

..........diam.

12 ins.

..........number of teeth

25

.......Axle gear wheel

 

..........diam.

17 9/32 ins.

..........number of teeth

36


These dimensions were transcribed from an article entitled  "A Geared Locomotive For Contractor's Use" that appeared in the May 21, 1896 issue of  Engineering News.     We thank John Taubeneck of Seattle, Washington for providing us with a copy of the article.

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