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Author Topic: Preserved Mallard “on off” switch.  (Read 505 times)

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Offline Intercity

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Re: Preserved Mallard “on off” switch.
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2019, 04:06:28 PM »
I just read through this thread and looked at a few pictures, on docbrown info website there is a pic of 60010 without the full valance, on the right hand side I counted down 5 rivets and then across the opening there is a fitting where something obviously goes, it is the same location as the open/shut on the preserved ones.

Still don’t know what it was for, I asked my dad who hired on BR in steam days and may know more.

Edit: go to lner.info and scroll down about a third way, there is a small black and white photo showing a crank handle in that hole with the smoke box doors open
« Last Edit: September 11, 2019, 04:13:40 PM by Intercity, Reason: Added info »
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Re: Preserved Mallard “on off” switch.
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2019, 07:08:59 PM »
It's for inserting the crank to open the cod's mouth.  The draughtsman got the idea from a Doncaster dustcart.

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Re: Preserved Mallard “on off” switch.
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2019, 08:31:48 PM »
That's pretty conclusive. Thanks, John.

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Re: Preserved Mallard “on off” switch.
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 09:46:48 PM »
I think thats all put to bed now, many thanks.
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