USRA 0-6-0 Switch Engine Locomotive Castings
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just received my cylinder casting and could not be happier. Roger did an excellent job of implementing core boxes with gentle
contours for the exhaust, which to me, will help make this locomotive into one heck of a runner. There are well thought out
provisions made for a smooth routing of the exhaust steam. One of the most power robbing mistakes commonly made in steam,
regardless of the size of the engine, is to restrict the inlet and exhaust passages with small diameter steam passages. Exhaust
steam must be released with minimal resistance as any back pressure requires energy from the power stroke to push it out of
the cylinder. This cylinder design has me very impressed." - M.T., Marysville, OH
so much for the high quality cylinder castings. Your foundry did a great job and I can't believe the size of the ports. It
will certainly be a free breather." - K.H., Elkton, VA
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