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Post by Andrew7931 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:41 am

Hi I was wanting to know any information on T boilers
How they work and if there are any drawings available as I like the look of them but I cannot find any information on them
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Post by Peter Butler » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:34 am

Hi Andrew, does this help?
Tea boiler.jpg
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No..... not really, but I couldn't resist!

Welcome to the Forum anyway..... I'm sure someone will help with your enquiry, there are so many knowledgeable and helpful members (other than me!)
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Post by jimmytrains_01 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:33 pm

a T boiler is the logical progression of a vertical boiler. it holds more water centrally and adds weight, adding traction. Logging locos have a single flue and more surface area being heated means better steam production.

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Post by Busted Bricks » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:59 pm

It's just a horisontal tube attached to a vertical tube really. Here is a video of a loco with a t-boiler.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EzyPbycHaA

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Re: Boilers

Post by GTB » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:34 pm

Andrew7931 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:41 am
I was wanting to know any information on T boilers
Are you asking about T boilers for garden scale models, or full size ones?

Functionally a T boiler is a form of raised firebox when used in a garden scale loco. They carry more water than a conventional horizontal boiler, as the horizontal section can be full of water, while the top of the vertical section contains a large steam space.

The only working drawing I've seen for a T boiler in garden scale is the gas fired one that Argyle Loco in Aust. used in their Philadelphia model about 20 yrs ago. The home builder kit version came with a set of drawings, including the boiler.

If you want a live steamer with a T boiler, the Regner Lumberjack is still available........

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Post by Andrew7931 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:15 pm

Thanks for the replys I am after making a cracker loco but would like to make a T boiler as I think they look better has anybody made one possibly with pictures just wanting a idea of how to start
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Post by Busted Bricks » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:45 pm

I think Tony Bird might have made one. He's on here IIRC and also on the Cracker Facebook group.

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