More Coal Firing Testing

JRinTawa

JRinTawa

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I am still so very much at the bottom of the coal firing learning curve, but I thought you might like to share some of the most recent firing as I tested out the RC I've just finished fitting onto Namu's regulator. Namu being by DJB Model Engineering kitset loco.
 
65 1057

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Please more videos of your beautiful layout!
By the way - when you still feel the need for training - just watch this London, Midland, and Scottish Railway's Steam Firemans Training Video ;)
 
mike

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Beautifull as usale john.
 
trammayo

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Please more videos of your beautiful layout!
By the way - when you still feel the need for training - just watch this London, Midland, and Scottish Railway's Steam Firemans Training Video ;)
Interesting film! I was surprised at the quality of the coal (not graded - more like (to use a Yorkshire description!) nutty slack with a few cobbles. Nutty slack is fines with a few small lumps and Cobbles are large lumps like the fireman was breaking up!
 
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Thank you Mick! I'm happy to add "nutty slack" to my railway dictionary.
In east germany this type of coal grade was usually called "cossack grid" (Kosaken-Kies), means the russian friends delivered (again) a very low quality.
When I made my fireman license at the DR/HSB in 1992, they trained me how to "strew" the cossak grid evenly over the firebed. Target: 4 shovels have to make the exhaust black...
 
daveyb

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my dad hated welsh coal,,,, he said that western men would try and fill up with midland region coal as it was better,,,
 
Rhinochugger

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my dad hated welsh coal,,,, he said that western men would try and fill up with midland region coal as it was better,,,
That's a surprise - I thought that welsh coal was meant to be the secret ingredient of GWR loco performance :think::think::think::think:
 
casey jones snr

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#11
Please more videos of your beautiful layout!
By the way - when you still feel the need for training - just watch this London, Midland, and Scottish Railway's Steam Firemans Training Video ;)
That film is on a DVD entitled “Just for the record”. The DVD is very informative.
 
daveyb

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That's a surprise - I thought that welsh coal was meant to be the secret ingredient of GWR loco performance :think::think::think::think:
apparently it burns like a cauliflower,, and western locos were designed to burn it my dad did not think much of it!