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5637 STEAM
LOCOMOTIVE GROUP

 

Frost Precautions and Water Drainage

 
   


To prevent damage to many of the pipes and fittings that may accumulate water or condensate at their lowest point, several have been fitted with drain plugs.

Prior to winter conditions setting in, these plugs must be removed.
 

Their locations are as follows:-

(1)               Qty. 2, washout plugs, one  each, screwed into the bottom of the each side tank above and adjoining the rear driving wheel/ rear sand box. 

(2)               Qty. 2, 3/8  BSP plugs, one each in the bottom curve of the injector to clack delivery  pipes, where the pipes turn up into the side tanks.

(3)               Qty. 2, 2.5  BSP iron plugs, screwed in to the bottom rear of the balance pipes twixt coal bunker and side tank. Left & right hand sides.

(4)               Qty 2, 1/4 BSP plugs, located in the bottom of the curve of the steel portion of the injector live   steam down supply pipe. Left & right hand pipes.

 (5)               Qty 2, 1.5 BSP iron plugs, located at the bottom rear of the injector water supply pipes as they exit the water space of the coal bunker.

(6)               Qty 1, 3/4 BSP plug, in the steam heat piping below the coal bunker, right hand side forward. 


Photo: Paul Lockley
Water drain plug in balance pipe

   
           

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