Monday Night and NYC 5213

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Monday Night and NYC 5213
Posted by seppburgh2 on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:51 PM

OK, its going to be a rainy week in Harrisburg, PA.  So lets take a cab ride on NYC Hudson 5213 from 1928.  Interesting is how physical active the Engineer is getting 5213 started and into a station stop.  Just a few observations.  One last thing, watch out for "suits" in the file!

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgRyIaJePnQ

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Posted by MidlandMike on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 8:50 PM

Judging from the 3rd rail, it looks to be in the Harmon, suburban NY area.

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 6:47 AM

seppburgh2
OK, its going to be a rainy week in Harrisburg, PA.  So lets take a cab ride on NYC Hudson 5213 from 1928.  Interesting is how physical active the Engineer is getting 5213 started and into a station stop.  Just a few observations.  One last thing, watch out for "suits" in the file!

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgRyIaJePnQ

Not being suitably well versed on the operation of steam engines - What is the wheel that the Engineer is cranking on from time to time?

         

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Posted by BigJim on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 7:26 AM

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What is the wheel that the Engineer is cranking on from time to time?

It is the reverser.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 8:50 AM

More specifically the Franklin Precision reverse.  

This is a control to a power reverse, not a direct linkage to the valve gear.  It gave fine control combined with stable holding of position against creep or vibration.

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 1:19 PM

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More specifically the Franklin Precision reverse.  

This is a control to a power reverse, not a direct linkage to the valve gear.  It gave fine control combined with stable holding of position against creep or vibration.

The way he was manipulating it I figured he was adjusting the valve cut off timing.

         

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 1:26 PM

Yeah, that's exactly what I thought. 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 2:38 PM

BaltACD
The way he was manipulating it I figured he was adjusting the valve cut off timing.

Bear in mind that when the Hudsons have Valve Pilot, he is able to simply match the needles periodically to keep the cutoff reasonably optimized.  I cannot tell if the engineer is watching that specifically for the staged camera runs ... but I think even Bob Butterfield wouldn't have a full 'seat-of-the-pants' feel for Hudson cutoff adjustment with the locomotives still so new in 1928.

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