This Chapter is still under construction and overview
Every railroad in every country has their own definitions that defines all materials and structures by name to avoid any misunderstanding.
(Un)powered rail vehicles, connected with each other that is to be transported along a guided rail system.
A powered rail vehicle, not suited for passengers and/or freight transportation, submitted and capable to put a train into motion along a guided rail system
Primary air feeds the fire from underneath the ashpan through the dampers and through the firegrate and porvides fresh air (oxigene) to the fire
Secondairy air is the airflow that comes through the fire door cooling the fire down.
Air brake system:
This is a system that provides pressurised air in order to operates the air powered brakes.
The ashpan is a metal tray that collects the ash, embers and cinders from the fire that falls down through the fire grate bars the fire and is situated underneath the firegrate. At depots the ashpan needs to be ashed out and cleaned up.
This is the rear plate situated between the fire box and the cabin projecting towards the cabin/footplate and contains mostly all instruments, gauges and levers to control the engine.
This is the plate that can be raised and lowered in order to regulate the secundairy airflow through the fire hole defelcting cold air.
TS20xx: The 7MT from Just Trains / Steamdevs has this feature working.
This is the large which is attached at one side of the driving wheel at the oppostie side of the crank pin which is counteracting the reoprocal action and forces of the crank at the other side.
Designed by Ing. G.J. Churchward of the Great Western Railway that containes outwards sloped sides to improve and enlarge a better and more efficient heating area.
Big end and little end:
This is the end of a rod that is connected to the crank pin.
The pipe that is fitted vertical in the smokebox which collect all used steam and is exhausting all steam that comes from the cylinders and creates a draft in the airflow. It works like a steam jet (blower). All gases, smoke and steam are pushed up through the chimney by the force of the blastpipe.
Ash particles that stucks in the spark arrestor and prohibits the airflow through the spark arrestor.
The valve that will exhaust steam from the boiler by operation of the fireman and will balst out the the scale or residu from the bottom of the boiler and either pipes and tubes
A steam jet mounted on top of the exhaustpipe that will prevent a blowback and to increase steam pressure (See also blastpipe for further working of the blower).
A 4-Wheel truck that supports and divide the weight of the engine and is mounted before or after the driving wheels.
A tube that contains water to create steam. It is mounted at the rear of the firebox or at the front of the smokebox.
Steal or copper tubes mounted in the boiler between the firebox and the smokebos that leads hot gases from the firebox that is creating steam in the boiler itself. The tubes acts like a heat exchanger.
The brick arch is fitted in the firebox close to the tubeplate of the boiler and protect the boilerplate, pipes and tubes from direct heat of the burning coal and fire. The brick arch also mixed all the hot gases and adds combustion to the fire itself resulting in a better fire.
A colloqual expression of all unpainted metalwork on a locomotive which requires polishing to get a bright shinning appearance.
A coupler mostly used in the USA, Canada, South America, Australia and Asiatic countries. It is also used by the British Rail at Mk1 Coaches and at EMU’s either of the British Rail and the Belgium National Railway and on steel plants. This semi automatic coupler is strong and reliable.
The front and the rear plates of the locomotive frame with all buffers, couplers, brake equipment and steam heating hoses that are attached to the bufferbeams.
The storage area at the back of the cab of a tank engine containing coal or wood.
A Cam-driven valve gear used on some British Rail standard engines.
A coupler system mostly used on narrow gauge track. The coupler system works with hooks on the first engine/waggon engaged with pin at the oppostie waggon/engine.
A valve that prevent water to return to the tender and is placed between the injector and the boiler. It prohibit water to flow back to the tender causing hot water and the malfuctioning of the injector.
These are te remnant particles of poor burning coal that is fused together on top of the fire grate or in between the bars of the firegrate and prevents air flow through the firegrate from below.
This is the rod between the crosshead and the coupled wheels transforming the fore-and-aft motion into a rotary motion on the driving wheels.
Coupled or driving wheels:
A set or rack of driving or main wheels connected with a coupler rod that divides the force that comes from the coupler rod to all driving wheels.
The rod that is connected between the driving wheels that divides the propulsion force that comes from the connecting rod, crosshead and cylinder.
A pear shaped plate of metal on a coupled wheel or wheel block mounted on a axle. It houses the crank pin that connects the coupler rod and/or connection rod.
The steel pin in the coupled wheels or cranks on where the connecting rod and/or the coupler rods are fitted.
A block with roller sliders or bearer sliders Shaped in an H form which is attached to the connecting rod and the cylinder rod. The glider bars on top and/or below keeps the Crosshead in place and all forces of the propulsion are trasferred to the driving wheels by the connecting rods. .