A few good china mechanical engineering images I found:
Image from web page 161 of “Railway mechanical engineer” (1916)
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Title: Railway mechanical engineer
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Subjects: Railroad engineering Engineering Railroads Railroad automobiles
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simmons-Boardman Pub. Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
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per cent of the coal capacity of 13,300 lb. The water capacitv of the ten-der is four,800 U. S. gallons. Excellent care was essential in making the tender design and style tomeet tlie limitations of axle load as provided in the specification.In common, the locomotive was made along the lines ofAmerican practice and the builders had been offered a cost-free handin the construction of information so lengthy as they had been kept withinthe limitations of the specifications. The common dimensionsof the locomotive, as effectively as the actual weights as comparedwith the weight limitations .specified are offered in the adhere to-ing table: Engine Actual Limit of weight weight i-ront drivers 32.600 33.000 Alain drivers 32,600 33,000 Dack drivers 32,000 33.000 Total drivers 97,200 99,000 r.ngine truck 28,400 28,500 Trailing truck 30,400 31,300 Engine, total l.io,000 158,800 Tender J ront wheel 30,400 30,800 Middle wheel 30,600 30,800 l:ack wheel 30,600 30,800 Total 91,600 92,400 General Data Cage four ft. Syi in. Service Mixed luel Soft coal
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Prairie Variety Locomotive for Service in China Static wheel load. In order to come inside these call for-ments and at the very same time offer the appropriate counterbal-ance, the reciprocating parts have been made of extremely light designand a special method was employed to secure an precise ad-justment of the counterweights in the driving wheels. Thedynamic augment requirements were met and by indicates ofcareful adjustment the suitable counterbalance was securedfor the reciprocating w^eights. The boiler is of the extended wagon top tpe, radiallystayed and fitted with a combustion chamber. The locomo-tives are equipped with superheaters and the reversing mech-anism is of the Lawson patented screw t)pe, which providesfor effortless operation and is fitted with a constructive locking de-vice and an indicator which shows the exact reduce-off at whichthe engine is operated. The tender is of the six-wheel, rigid wheel base sort, witliplate side frames, the journal boxes operating in pedestalsriveted to the outdoors plates of the
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