Re: [z_scale] Re: Mallets - one more time again
- Dear Bill,
if I read your e-mail right, a Mallet, in your oppinion, is special because it
is using the steam twice. In my oppinion, reading the encyclopaedy, a mallet is
special because of its split mechanism. The main purpose of this split mechanism
was, to cope with very narrow curves.
This may cause some misunderstanding, right?
> Dieter:Dieter W. Nolte
> > has somebody ever tried to find out what 'Mallets' really means?
> > I think, that there are different opinions on the meaning of 'Mallet'
> > at both sides of the pond, are they?
> Perhaps. But I think both the left side and the right side of the big pond
> would agree that "Mallet" locomotives uniquely use the steam twice (see
> previous excellent post on this topic) in two different sized cylinders.
> The smaller high pressure cylinder gets the high pressure steam directly from
> the boiler, and when exhausted it goes to massive (in size) low pressure
> cylinders (normally found on the front set of turnable drivers).
> "Articulated" over here is commonly associated with a locomotive which feeds
> high pressure steam to ALL cylinders on the locomotive, no matter where they
> are, or how many there may be, or even which driver/cylinders can rotate
> relative to the boiler.
> Holiday Greetings,
> Bill Kronenberger
> "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
- Dieter_Mac_Nolte@... wrote:
>Yes this is an actual loco. Can be seen at
> 'Amtrak Acela', is this a real new development? My information on Amerikan locos
> ends with 1998, sorry. So, any info?