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StanAmes


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« on: June 30, 2007, 09:46:30 PM »

On the bottom of front of the smokebox on the new LS Porter there is a round plastic part that extends down about 1/2 inch.  Does anyone know what this is for or is is simply left over from a previous locomotive that should be cut off.  To me it looks like it was origionally intended as a post for attaching a screw and should not be there.

Any ideas?

Stan Ames
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Tim

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 09:57:44 PM »

Stan

It is probably an ash collector.

They are found on many small steam loco's.

Tim Anders
Souderton, PA
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J R Barnes

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007, 09:30:52 PM »

On our ten wheeler it is a screw plug that we use to drain the sand from sanding the flues out of the smoke box during inspections.  We unscrew the plug and use a rake to pull the sand forward to the opening and it pours out into a wheelbarrow.

Jerry Barnes
Conductor
Grapevine Vinatage RR
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Jerry Barnes
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Grapevine Vintage Railroad
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