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trainman

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Re: Whats this? (Eastchurch, Sheppey)
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012, 20:47:42 »
  08 class diesels, 0-6-0 used to have hand pumps like the one depicted for pumping diesel fuel from the main tanks up to the gravity fed tanks to keep the engine running.
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Re: Whats this? (Eastchurch, Sheppey)
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011, 17:21:11 »
They or something very similar are still to be found on diesel shunting locomotives, where they are used for manually pumping up the oil pressure in the engine, before one can safely start it.

We also had one in the cellar of a pub I lived in as a child where it was used to pump out water used for washing the floor or perhaps occasional flooding from ground-water seepage?

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Re: Whats this? (Eastchurch, Sheppey)
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009, 00:15:13 »
It is made of cast iron, and technically known as a semi-rotary pump.
Incredibly, pumps like this are still being manufactured. Although nowhere near as efficient as a diaphragm pump, they require almost zero maintenance.

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Re: Whats this? (Eastchurch, Sheppey)
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 11:26:49 »
Like this one at Maidstone ROC HQ in the Engine room

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Re: Whats this
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009, 22:01:23 »
Its a Flip Flap water pump (missing its handle.) By the look of the pipe it was probably to pump out a sump or possibly a vault!

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Re: Whats this
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 14:02:29 »
It looks like a water pump to me.

We used to have the same type of pump on a bowser for diesel.

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Whats this? (Eastchurch, Sheppey)
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009, 12:18:02 »
Anyone know what this valve thing is in Eastchurch Graveyard?

Water? Gas?....

Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

 

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