smokebox


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smokebox

[′smōk‚bäks]
(mechanical engineering)
A chamber external to a boiler for trapping the unburned products of combustion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
To puffer-nutter purists she cut a strange figure in wartime black (she'll be repainted light BR bronze green) and sporting three numbers: 60103 on the smokebox, 502 on one side of the cab and 103 on the other.
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.
I used a hammer and coal chisel to break out concrete from the smokebox. The boiler had gone bad and someone had poured concrete in the smokebox, providing support for the crankshaft.
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.