smokebox


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smokebox

[′smōk‚bäks]
(mechanical engineering)
A chamber external to a boiler for trapping the unburned products of combustion.
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But i think that the locomotive on the Cornishman is clearly a Hall and it is its smokebox number that is hidden by the head board.
I roll out boilers to 12 inches long; firebox, 4 inches long; smokebox, 2 inches long," he says.
Much more affordable are shedplates and smokebox plates.
Combustion air preheating would be beneficial and may now be feasible with a modern heat pipe device using smokebox gases for heating.
Smokebox numberplates were affixed to the front of the locomotive and so there was only one per loco.
By that time, the engine was beginning to show its age and extensive work to the boiler and smokebox was required.
But these could have been cured by building the loco to run cab first with a main flame coal bunker forward of the cab and a water-only tender trailing behind the smokebox.
The cylinders could be moved to a position above small driving wheels with a crankshaft under the smokebox with two-speed gearing to a jackshaft beneath it driving the wheels.
I used a hammer and coal chisel to break out concrete from the smokebox.
Rainwater entered the chimney and rusted out the smokebox, so the restoration included a new smokebox, smokebox door, new tubes and fire bars.
We've done roasts on a grill rack in the boiler's smokebox, and ham and pineapple, even peach cobbler and apple pie," Asa says.
Clarke was not only the editor of The American Thresherman, but the owner as well, and he, in so many words, told the complainers to go stick their heads in the smokebox of one of their engines.