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    It wasn't used in the end. It could well be used for 3830 if it can be made to fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tote View Post
    Locomotive 3801 Project | THNSW

    3801 has passed her boiler test and is now able to run at 245lbs of pressure for the first time in many years. I'm looking forward to seeing her on the rails again, Garrets are nice but there's something special about the 38s



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    Naval Boilers took some time to catch up,, but just before WWII they were using 600lbs reliably....

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    It seems that high pressure steam in locomotives in general was not a success.

    High-pressure steam locomotive - Wikipedia

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    Was that just for Coal or Fuel Oil stoking or a combination of the two?

    Trying to keep that pressure with coal would nearly justify a relay of Firemen with shovels going like the clappers. Seems to me on a ship would be acceptable but hard going on a footplate??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Was that just for Coal or Fuel Oil stoking or a combination of the two?

    Trying to keep that pressure with coal would nearly justify a relay of Firemen with shovels going like the clappers. Seems to me on a ship would be acceptable but hard going on a footplate??
    The Union Pacific Big Boys were machine stoked as it was physically impossible for a man with a shovel to throw coal to the front of the huge firebox. UP didn't go to oil burners as UP owned vast coalfields and still do.
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    NSW AD40 Garretts also have mechanical stokers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Was that just for Coal or Fuel Oil stoking or a combination of the two?

    Trying to keep that pressure with coal would nearly justify a relay of Firemen with shovels going like the clappers. Seems to me on a ship would be acceptable but hard going on a footplate??
    First major English vessel was The Queen Elizabeth dreadnought built oil fired in 1910,, speed of refueling ( especially at sea! ) was the main reason,,
    though the bigger coal fired ships could HAND load around 280Ton per hour

    as fuels go coal wasnt in use for very long 1870-1914.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro_The_Swift View Post
    First major English vessel was The Queen Elizabeth dreadnought built oil fired in 1910,, speed of refueling ( especially at sea! ) was the main reason,,
    though the bigger coal fired ships could HAND load around 280Ton per hour

    as fuels go coal wasnt in use for very long 1870-1914.
    It would have been a bugger for Stokers/Black Gang to toss bags/baskets of coal tween ships even at a wharf.

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    So,, just how many serious ( boiler out? ) refits has 3801 had?
    and,, how many colour schemes?
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    '97 to '07. sold.
    '01 V8 D2
    '06 to 10. written off.
    '03 4.6 V8 HSE D2a with Tornado ECM
    '10 to ???
    Its a gas gas gas Tug?
    Making Lemonade since 2016.


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