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Offline unfairytale

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Re: Aveling and Porter Engines
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011, 21:16:42 »
The cylinders in the early engines were placed in the smoke box to keep their temperature higher as they worked at lower pressures than the later models. They are also chain driven to the rear wheel; later the drive was supplied by cogs which gave the option of adding gears.
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Re: Aveling and Porter Engines
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 15:00:25 »
Traction engines started of simply as a portable engine that was towed to where it was needed by horse, only later did they become self propelling with the steersman sat at the front as that was where the original steering had been done.To this day most traction engines [with the notable exception of rollers amongst others]still need two men on the footplate one to steer and one to drive the engine.
 The print of the 1861 A and P is earlier than than the photograph.In the print the cylinders are mounted in the smoke box,a very early arrangement,the photograph shows the cylinders mounted on top of the barrel the arrangement that lasts to this day.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 16:07:09 »
What a great picture of a very early Aveling and Porter ploughing engine certainly built pre 1880s

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 10:54:10 »
What a great picture of a very early Aveling and Porter ploughing engine certainly built pre 1880s
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Aveling and Porter Engines
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 23:06:58 »
Theres what i think are "Corn Ricks" in this pic taken at the top of Cowstead Farm (Furze Hill I think?).

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

 

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