Old 11-03-2007, 06:30 AM   #1
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Hey what the? Foreground clutter!

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I would have removed the signs but it may not have went over to well with steam crew lol. Thanks.
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When a shot's that pretty, it could get away with a lot! Great work.
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The parked it with rods down, that was nice of them
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The parked it with rods down, that was nice of them
Isn't there a standard position to stop the rods as, to make it easier to get going again?
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Isn't there a standard position to stop the rods as, to make it easier to get going again?
If it is, it's news to me... it'd be difficult, since they're offset 1/4 of a revolution on either side... unless of course you're joking, in which case you got me hook, line and sinker...

Who cares? Quite a few people I think... I know whenever I drew steam engines when I was younger I always drew them rods down, and that was before I had ever heard the term... it's just their "natural position."
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If it is, it's news to me... it'd be difficult, since they're offset 1/4 of a revolution on either side... unless of course you're joking, in which case you got me hook, line and sinker...

Who cares? Quite a few people I think... I know whenever I drew steam engines when I was younger I always drew them rods down, and that was before I had ever heard the term... it's just their "natural position."
Please ignore my steam ignorance...

What I am referring to is that, I THINK, there is a position of the rods that makes it easiest to turn the wheels for the very first stroke, because the piston is not near the end of its travel. How that corresponds to rod position, I have no clue.
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Who cares? Quite a few people I think... I know whenever I drew steam engines when I was younger I always drew them rods down, and that was before I had ever heard the term... it's just their "natural position."
Isn't ANY position their natural position? I guess I should push Janusz aside for the "excuse my ignorance" line.
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Please ignore my steam ignorance...

What I am referring to is that, I THINK, there is a position of the rods that makes it easiest to turn the wheels for the very first stroke, because the piston is not near the end of its travel. How that corresponds to rod position, I have no clue.
I don't know about that because I thought the pistons/cylinders on steam locomotives are double-acting - which I take to mean that steam is admitted on both sides of the piston in turn to push both ways.

But I do seem to remember reading somewhere that there is a position with especially 2 cylinder steam locos (top dead centre?) where you may have to reverse slightly before you can go forward - a bit like in some Hanna-Barbera cartoons.

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