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 Post subject: Metropolitan injectors and Eames vacuum brakes
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:03 pm 

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Anybody out there have any technical information on Metropolitan injectors? Looking for info such as taper of nozzle and so forth in particular. Also interested in purchasing injectors for on-going operation and restoration of two locomotives fitted with these units. Currently have one of each of the following: 8-1/2 G, 8 N, 6-1/2 O and 5-1/2 O.

Eames vacuum brake -- seeking any information on this equipment, again for an on-going restoration of a locomotive.

Finally, reports are that Mr. Eames was working on a vacuum version of an automatic brake. Anyone know about this?

Thanks for your help.

Wayne Laepple


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 Post subject: Re: Metropolitan injectors and Eames vacuum brakes
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:17 am 

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I'll dig through the stacks in the basement. I have done a bit of work on Metropolitan guns. Not sure if I have any details, though.

dave

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 Post subject: Re: Metropolitan injectors and Eames vacuum brakes
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:52 pm 

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I've only got basic information about their construction (cutaway side views with no dimensions) and advice on how to operate them available. I will copy them if they would be useful to you.

Good luck on the Eames brake.....it never caught on much here.

dave

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 Post subject: Re: Metropolitan injectors and Eames vacuum brakes
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:36 pm 

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It is my impression that an intact set of Eames vacuum brakes are on the Mammoth Cave RR "Hercules" and passenger car at Mammoth Cave National Park. I think the 3' gauge PRR 4-6-0 in SW PA at a county historical society also has an Eames system intact.
Good luck.
O. Anderson


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