A4 Dominion of Canada

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neilgow
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A4 Dominion of Canada

Post by neilgow » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:08 pm

Please see attached image.

A friend of mine would like to know why there is an access panel below D. D. Eisenhower's nameplate whereas it is missing from Dom of Canada.

Lubrication or sanders?

Thanks in advance

NG.
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STAFFORDA4
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Re: A4 Dominion of Canada

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:28 pm

must be a pre-war thing.
Have just checked my photos of no.10 upon arrival back at Shildon from Canada and she has the same "flaps" as no.8 when both were then still in BR livery

{I bet the RCTS green guide will mention it}

Ecclesweb
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Re: A4 Dominion of Canada

Post by Ecclesweb » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:53 pm

An additional hinged cover was provided, above the cylinders, to give access to the siphon oil boxes on the A4's.

New, in April, 1938, number 4499 Pochard [re-named Sir Murrough Wilson in April 1939] was constructed with dual hinged access covers, henceforth these became standard fittings. Several engines ran with these dual hinged covers but all were replaced or added to all of the A4's by a larger three hinged cover. As No. 4489/10/60010 Woodcock/Dominion of Canada was completed in May, 1937, it would have ran without any covers until such time as these were provided, presumably during a works visit. So far as I am aware it never received dual hinged covers, receiving the larger three hinged variety when first fitted.

Also I have attached a photograph to confirm that, as it arrived at Shildon, 4489/10/60010 did have the three hinged covers fitted.

Ecclesweb
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Re: A4 Dominion of Canada

Post by Ecclesweb » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:59 pm

Sorry, the file for the photograph was too large - here it is, smaller.
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silverfox
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Re: A4 Dominion of Canada

Post by silverfox » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:18 am

Also it hasn't got its middle connecting rod anymore

Ecclesweb
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Re: A4 Dominion of Canada

Post by Ecclesweb » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:03 pm

I have just noticed that 4468 Mallard was released to traffic in March, 1938, ie before 4498 Pochard, see previous post.. checked up and, low and behold, 4468 as currently preserved, at the NRM, is without a hinged access cover above the cylinders.
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