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#331 User is offline   copperpen 

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Posted 12 March 2022 - 02:33 PM

There are two elements missing from the steam locomotive which are , in my mind, required components for real looking steam/smoke. Speed of draft air through the tubes as generated by the fire, and speed of the steam leaving the cylinders. In addition, there is a need to make the auto fireman behave more like a real one, accepting that it will never be able to anticipate what lies ahead on the road. After all, MSTS managed it, so why cant we?.

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Posted 13 March 2022 - 12:07 AM

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Speed of draft air through the tubes as generated by the fire, and speed of the steam leaving the cylinders.

Hello.

I don't quite know that.
The flow rate of the fire is given by the draft. The cover is produced in a standing position with a fresh steam-operated blower. It is a conically tapered tube through which fresh steam accelerates and creates a draft (Venturi tube). The blower is placed in the smoke cabinet under the chimney. In the process, the tired steam coming out of the rollers is used for this purpose. If there is a good fire and there is also steam pressure, they will not fire and of course they will not use the blower. In addition, if the train is accelerated, the roller will reduce the load on the cylinders, there will be little smoke and steam escaping. Carbon commission for locomotive crews.
What still greatly affects the combustion is the thickness of the slag layer. Due to the accumulated slag, the fire does not get fresh air from below the ash box. That’s why they tend to wait longer at some stations because the heaters are on fire. That is, the accumulated slag is emptied into the ash box through the tipping grate.

Sincerely, Laci1959

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