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Title: Porter Smokebox
Post by: StanAmes 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


Title: Re: Porter Smokebox
Post by: Tim 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


Title: Re: Porter Smokebox
Post by: J R Barnes 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