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Old 10-24-2018, 10:32 AM
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Linke Hofmann Bt

Hey! Today I would like to present another unusual locomotive - a fireless steam locomotive, so-called "parasite" from the Modelik, designed in 1/25 scale by Piotr Dakowski. The narrow-gauge locomotive was produced in the German factory Linke-Hofmann-Werke AG Breslau (now Polish Wroclaw), a fireless locomotive Bt Linke Hofmann from 1912. This steam locomotive was used in the "Wujek" mine. The model was printed on a laser printer, which gave the model a specific shine, which I tried to break the matting, but at the end it is satin again I had no problems with fitting parts or a lack of drawings - all nicely shown, so I recommend this model . The vehicle glues quite quickly and pleasantly, although more attention is required by the drive train - here you need to look at the drawings and carefully choose the wires Rivets I made of colored cardboard, surprisingly the color fits.
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:18 AM
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Superb little loco!
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:17 AM
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Wonderful clear photos of a superb model, beautifully displayed!!
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:40 PM
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Beautiful work!
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:45 PM
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Wonderful model, had never heard of a 'fireless' steamer before so learned something new also.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:24 PM
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I'm glad I looked at this model build. All those rivets! I cannot imagine how a fireless steamer could work, but I'm sure those clever engineers figured something out. This would make a nice PotW (hint hint).
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:34 PM
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Awesome work
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:48 PM
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It's a beautiful model, Kroolo.

Fireless locomotives sometimes ran on compressed air, but fireless steam locomotives stored steam from an external boiler.

The Wiki article describes it this way: "A fireless steam locomotive is similar to a conventional steam locomotive, but has a reservoir, known as a steam accumulator, instead of a boiler. This reservoir is charged with superheated water under pressure from a stationary boiler. The engine works like a conventional steam engine using the high pressure steam above the water in the accumulator. As the steam is used and pressure drops, the superheated water boils, replacing the used steam. The locomotive can work like this until the pressure has dropped to a minimum useful level or the water runs out, after which it must be recharged."

Here's an example, with images of the locomotive and the charging mechanism: "This type of engine is essentially a giant thermos bottle lying on its side, with wheels."

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania at Strasburg has a big eight-wheeled fireless steam locomotive on display:

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Old 11-12-2018, 04:08 PM
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"This type of engine is essentially a giant thermos bottle lying on its side, with wheels."
That is an interesting way of describing the machine.
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:40 AM
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Hi Kroolo,
a very nice, little engine.


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