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 Post subject: Strasburg Injector
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:37 pm 

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When at Promontory, I noticed a Strasburg-made injector on the UP 119 replica. If it is good enough for the NPS, then Strasburg quality should be good enough for you.


Question for the Strasburg folks, what is "improved" about this particular model of injector?


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 Post subject: Re: Strasburg Injector
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:40 am 

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Simple availability is the first improvement, followed by supported with parts.

Sellers actually used the "improved" label on their original production of this model, so look back a few dacades for the conditions that were considered superior to those before, say, 1890.

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 Post subject: Re: Strasburg Injector
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:03 am 

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How does it work?

It is placed in the "non-lifting" position relative to the tender, so water flows freely to it. The water valve is inaccessable to the operator, so I can only assume that there is another water control valve in the piping. Right?


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 Post subject: Re: Strasburg Injector
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:04 pm 

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Maybe that rod to the right of the injector goes to a valve.


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 Post subject: Re: Strasburg Injector
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:20 pm 

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The one to the right of the 1865 era quick connect? That would be my guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Strasburg Injector
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:59 pm 

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There appears to be a black painted hunk of steel connected to the water valve that is bolted through the flat part of the lever. I assume that leads to the cab?

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 Post subject: Re: Strasburg Injector
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:21 pm 

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That is a lifting Injector


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 Post subject: Re: Strasburg Injector
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:38 pm 

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limejuice wrote:
There appears to be a black painted hunk of steel connected to the water valve that is bolted through the flat part of the lever. I assume that leads to the cab?


That's actually the steam valve.....

Perhaps Kelly or Lynn know whether or not I'm remembering correctly but I seem to recall reading that they were built with Penberthy's mounted below the cab..... yes?

Gotta say that the opening line of this thread speaks much truth. I have had nothing but experience with and sound SRC injectors!

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