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Yampa Bob

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« on: June 12, 2009, 01:43:00 AM »

Detailed diagram with 254 identified components. Now you don't have to ask about the thingamajig that connects to the whatchamacallit.

http://cprr.org/Museum/Science_of_Railways_1899/Steam_Locomotive.html

Major "working" components, click all the links for other diagrams and animations.

http://home.roadrunner.com/~trumpetb/loco/locoworks.html

More great links on the "Home" page.

Enjoy.   Cool
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 02:00:44 AM »

Bob, Bob, Bob. Its a whosiwhatsits not a thingamajig
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 02:54:30 AM »

No, I call it a "Thingamabob".  A "whatsits" is your backside.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 09:57:04 PM »

I can't find the jigger that links the thingamajig to the whatchamacallit.  Huh?
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 08:32:09 AM »

Many thanks Yampa

I book marked
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 09:29:46 AM »

me, too.  Although whosywhatsits has always worke for me.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009, 04:09:49 PM »

Jeff,
In Aukland, a "Jigger" is a small 4 wheel motor car used to transport workers to the bush, similar to a "scooter".

A "Jigger" also means "a full tonnage of weight".

A "Jigger Valve" is used to conserve water. 

 Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 07:15:20 PM »

Hey Bob. Thanks for the diagrams of the steam engine parts. There I was running the hot-shot local (8 milk reefers & a combine with Uncle Sam's paper), and I couldn't remember where the Johnson Bar was located. Lucky for me I had my 1889 kerosene powered computer and was able to look that dang part up...it was right in front of me! I am also glad to see the locomotive, in the example, was an American 4-4-0.

It looks like the closest we will get to y'all is Colorado Springs which means you can turn the lights on (and here I was hoping for a good Colorado steak dinner).

Cheers,
Ray
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2009, 12:30:26 AM »

Bob
A jigger is also a measurement of whiskey , usually 1 oz
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2009, 12:43:18 AM »

And I always thought a thingimabob was what the rail roads used on their north/south routes to control east /west trains Huh?
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2009, 05:02:42 AM »

Don,
Yes, I have one of those also, just not listed in railroad jargon, at least not while on duty.   Cheesy

But since you mentioned it, I prefer Canadian Blended. Cool
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2009, 11:58:43 AM »

Interesting web sites. But unfortunately they are incomplete. The other day, a doohickey fell off my engine, and I don't see it listed antwhere.

Bruce
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2009, 12:09:23 PM »

Bruce - I had the same thing happen on a late night run (just short of the home signal)and Fireman Wally managed to hold it in place with a whatchmacallit...worked great until I could get back to the enginehouse.

Ray
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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2009, 06:02:45 PM »

Dear Grumpy,

A jigger is 1.5 fluid oz.  From my college days, lots of jiggers consumed!

Best Wishes,

Jack
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2009, 12:29:57 AM »

I don't think an American measure is as strong as a Canadian measure so we only use 1 oz.
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