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Us Army Transcorp Ex 1948

Us Army Transcorp Ex 1948

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DEC-:CHE-
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andstud.:.'?s
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availabledrawingsbytheTransportationBoardatthe
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to
thelackofeffortstofinishpartsotherthanthose
rcost
essential,whichmarksthislocomotiveasstrictlyan"Austerity"typeazong
with
rtepredecessor,theL-52.This.freightserviceclass42locomotivemanufacturedbyHenscheland
Bohn,
Kassel,Germany,in1944,hadneverbeenproducedinquantitypreviously.Itisaheavytype,comparableinperformancewiththeclass44,which'wasbuiltandusedbeforethewar.Someengineerswereoftheopinionthatitwasintendedtoreplaceclass52,but
it
ismoreprobablethatbothclassesweretocontinue
in
productionduringthewarperiod.Thedesignofclass42locomotivesembodiedalltheeconomiesintimeandmaterialthatwereattainedintheproductionofclass52,andmanyofthedefectsofthelatterwereeliminated.Theclass42locomotiverepresentsthelatesttypeGermanwarlocomotive.
BOILER,
Theboileriscapableofacontinuousperformanceofabout1700
HP.
Theboilerbarrelismadeupoftwoshellcoursestowhicharoundexter
nai.frrebox
isjoined.Thedesignoftheboilerisbasedonup-to-dateexperience,heavybr-acingbeingappliedthroughout.Adome,housingthesaturatedsteamregula-tor,ismountedontheboiler.Thefireboxmadeofspecialqual.ityjstee
i
iscompletelywelded.Thefire-
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boxcrownhasbeenarrangedcomparativelylow,resultinginalargesteam.space.Thearchedcrown-sheetjoinsthesidesheetsbycurvesoflargeradii.Seamlessdrawnsteeltubesandfluesarerolledandweldedintothefireboxtubeplate,butrolledonlyintothesmokeboxtubeplate.,Furtheritemsofequipmentare:aMarcottytypeIiredoor,screwoperateddropgrate,steamturretinfrontofcab
wrth
checkvalve,blow-offvalveoftheGestratype.Thelocomotivehasabarframestiffenedbytwoframeplatesinthefront,thebufferbeam,theconnectingpiecebetweenthecylinders,theforwardfireboxsupport,thedragboxandbyfurthersturdyframestays.
DRIVINGGEARANDVALVEGEAR.
Rodendsaredrop-forgedandweldedtorodbodyordoubleTsectioniron.Needlelubricatorsarestampedoutofsheetmetalandwelded
t
rodends.MainandSiderodbearingsarebushingsofathree-materialcompound.The
cylinder-s
havecast-onexhaustchambersandarefittedwithstandardtypepistonvalvesandWinterthurbypassvalves.ABoschlubricatorhasbeenprovidedforcylinderandpistonvalvelubrica-
tion.
ThelocomotivehasWalschaertvalvemotionwithpendulumsuspensionofthecombinationlever.Reversaliseffectedbyoperatingthereversescrew.Theboilercarriesasandboxofamplecapacity,having8sandpipesoneachside.Thesandinggearisairoperated.
GENERAL
EQUIPMENT.
Knorrairbrakesareinstalled,actingonthefrontofeachdoublewheel,Thelocomotiveissuppliedwithaturbo-generatorof0.5kilowattsforelectriclighting.TheengineisfittedwithaDeutaspeedindicatorofthenoil-recordingtype.
TENDER.
Thelocomotiveiscoupledtoatwo-trucktenderwithoutunder-fr-ame.Thesemi-circular,curvedplatesformingthefrontandrearend.The
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