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Cylinder (locomotive)

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Cylinders were an important structural part of the steam engines which powered locomotives. [1]

45 relations: Beam engine, Bore (engine), Compound locomotive, Continental Europe, Crank (mechanism), Cylinder (engine), Dead centre (engineering), Degree (angle), Geared steam locomotive, GNR Stirling 4-2-2, Gresley conjugated valve gear, GWR 4073 Class, GWR 4900 Class, Horizontal and vertical, Horizontal plane, Hydrolock, Joy valve gear, LMS Coronation Class, LMS Fowler Class 3F, LMS Princess Royal Class, LNER Class A4, LNER Gresley Classes A1 and A3, LNER Peppercorn Class A2, LNWR Class G, Locomotive wheelslip, LSWR N15 class, NER Class T2, NER Class T3, Nigel Gresley, Piston valve, Planet (locomotive), Pressure–volume diagram, Puffing Billy (locomotive), Single- and double-acting cylinders, Slide valve, SR Lord Nelson class, SR Merchant Navy class, SR V Schools class, Steam locomotive components, Stephenson valve gear, Stephenson's Rocket, Stroke (engine), Torque, Valve gear, Walschaerts valve gear.

Beam engine

A beam engine is a type of steam engine where a pivoted overhead beam is used to apply the force from a vertical piston to a vertical connecting rod.

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Bore (engine)

The bore or cylinder bore is a part of a piston engine.

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Compound locomotive

A compound locomotive is a steam locomotive which is powered by a compound engine, a type of steam engine where steam is expanded in two or more stages.

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Continental Europe

Continental or mainland Europe is the continuous continent of Europe excluding its surrounding islands.

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Crank (mechanism)

A crank is an arm attached at a right angle to a rotating shaft by which reciprocating motion is imparted to or received from the shaft.

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Cylinder (engine)

A cylinder is the central working part of a reciprocating engine or pump, the space in which a piston travels.

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Dead centre (engineering)

In a reciprocating engine, the dead centre is the position of a piston in which it is farthest from, or nearest to, the crankshaft.

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Degree (angle)

A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree), usually denoted by ° (the degree symbol), is a measurement of a plane angle, defined so that a full rotation is 360 degrees.

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Geared steam locomotive

A geared steam locomotive is a type of steam locomotive which uses gearing, usually reduction gearing, in the drivetrain, as opposed to the common directly driven design.

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GNR Stirling 4-2-2

The Great Northern Railway (GNR) No.

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Gresley conjugated valve gear

The Gresley conjugated valve gear is a valve gear for steam locomotives designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, chief mechanical engineer of the LNER, assisted by Harold Holcroft.

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GWR 4073 Class

The 4073 Class or Castle class were 4-6-0 steam locomotives of the Great Western Railway design built between 1923 and 1950.

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GWR 4900 Class

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 4900 Class or Hall Class is a class of 4-6-0 mixed traffic steam locomotives designed by Charles Collett.

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Horizontal and vertical

The usage of the inter-related terms horizontal and vertical as well as their symmetries and asymmetries vary with context (e.g. two vs. three dimensions or calculations using a flat earth approximation vs. spherical earth).

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Horizontal plane

In geometry, physics, astronomy, geography, and related sciences, a plane is said to be horizontal at a given point if it is perpendicular to the gradient of the gravity field at that point – in other words, if apparent gravity makes a plumb bob hang perpendicular to the plane at that point.

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Hydrolock (a shorthand notation for hydrostatic lock) is an abnormal condition of any device which is designed to compress a gas by mechanically restraining it; most commonly the reciprocating internal combustion engine, the case this article refers to unless otherwise noted.

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Joy valve gear

Joy Valve Gear Diagram Joy valve gear is a type of steam locomotive valve gear, designed by David Joy (3 March 1825 – 1903), Locomotive and Marine engineer, and patented (no. 929) on 8 March 1879.

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LMS Coronation Class

The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Coronation Class is a class of express passenger steam locomotives designed by William Stanier.

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LMS Fowler Class 3F

The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Fowler 3F 0-6-0T is a class of steam locomotive, often known as Jinty.

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LMS Princess Royal Class

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Princess Royal Class is a class of express passenger steam locomotive designed by William Stanier.

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LNER Class A4

The Class A4 is a class of streamlined 4-6-2 steam locomotive designed by Nigel Gresley for the London and North Eastern Railway in 1935.

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LNER Gresley Classes A1 and A3

The London and North Eastern Railway LNER Gresley Classes A1 and A3 locomotives represented two distinct stages in the history of the British "Pacific" steam locomotives designed by Nigel Gresley.

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LNER Peppercorn Class A2

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Peppercorn Class A2 is a class of steam locomotive designed for express passenger work by Arthur Peppercorn, the chief designer of the LNER after Edward Thompson.

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LNWR Class G

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) Class G were several related classes of 0-8-0 steam locomotives.

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Locomotive wheelslip

Locomotive wheelslip is an event that affects railway motive power usually when starting from stationary, but can also affect an engine in motion.

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LSWR N15 class

The LSWR N15 class was a British 2–cylinder 4-6-0 express passenger steam locomotive designed by Robert W. Urie.

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NER Class T2

The North Eastern Railway Class T2, classified as Class Q6 by the LNER, is a class of 0-8-0 steam locomotive designed for heavy freight.

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NER Class T3

North Eastern Railway Class T3, classified Q7 by the LNER is a class of 0-8-0 steam locomotive designed for heavy freight.

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Nigel Gresley

Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley (19 June 1876 – 5 April 1941) was one of Britain's most famous steam locomotive engineers, who rose to become Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER).

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Piston valve

A piston valve is a device used to control the motion of a fluid along a tube or pipe by means of the linear motion of a piston within a chamber or cylinder.

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Planet (locomotive)

Planet was an early steam locomotive built in 1830 by Robert Stephenson and Company for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

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Pressure–volume diagram

A pressure–volume diagram (or PV diagram, or volume–pressure loop) is used to describe corresponding changes in volume and pressure in a system.

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Puffing Billy (locomotive)

Puffing Billy is the world's oldest surviving steam locomotive,.

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Single- and double-acting cylinders

Reciprocating engine cylinders are often classified by whether they are single- or double-acting, depending on how the working fluid acts on the piston.

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Slide valve

The slide valve is a rectilinear valve used to control the admission of steam into, and emission of exhaust from, the cylinder of a steam engine.

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SR Lord Nelson class

The SR class LN or Lord Nelson class is a type of 4-cylinder 4-6-0 steam locomotive designed for the Southern Railway by Richard Maunsell in 1926.

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SR Merchant Navy class

The SR Merchant Navy class (originally known as the 21C1 class, and later informally known as Bulleid Pacifics, Spam Cans or Packets) is a class of air-smoothed 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway by Oliver Bulleid.

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SR V Schools class

The SR V class, more commonly known as the Schools class, is a class of steam locomotive designed by Richard Maunsell for the Southern Railway.

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Steam locomotive components

This is a glossary of the components found on typical steam locomotives.

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Stephenson valve gear

The Stephenson valve gear or Stephenson link or shifting link is a simple design of valve gear that was widely used throughout the world for all kinds of steam engines.

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Stephenson's Rocket

Stephenson's Rocket was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement.

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Stroke (engine)

In the context of an Internal combustion engine, the term stroke has the following related meanings.

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Torque, moment, or moment of force is rotational force.

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Valve gear

The valve gear of a steam engine is the mechanism that operates the inlet and exhaust valves to admit steam into the cylinder and allow exhaust steam to escape, respectively, at the correct points in the cycle.

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Walschaerts valve gear

The Walschaerts valve gear is a type of valve gear invented by Belgian railway mechanical engineer Egide Walschaerts in 1844 used to regulate the flow of steam to the pistons in steam engines.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylinder_(locomotive)

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