Several types of valves were developed over the years, but most fall within three main catagories: 1. Slide valves largely used in the 19th century; 2. Proceed to the simulator, using the parameters generated in the ‘Data’ sheet. The drawing should be constructed with the main crank on back dead centre. This feature immediately contracted the combination lever to give pins so close to each other at the top end to warrant especially small pins and render it necessary to crank the front end of the radius rod for adequate clearances. Lifting Link 5. 26,880, 25,455, and 27,275 lbs respectively are the recorded tractive efforts - all comfortably close in the mixed traffic area. Walschaerts’ gear readily satisfies this condition since only the raising of the radius rod is involved. Don Ashton's final edition of his well known book on designing Walschaerts and Stephenson's valve gear is available again, reprinted by agreement with him. The B1 gear benefits from occupying a large symmetrical envelope and the parts contain dimensions never finer than 1/32nd″, and even these prove by CAD to be precise. J/`�ӵ�1&� �1����Lb���%��}�a��8]��T��j�l8�� g�((%)�R1BUnߟ~LM��)Q�1I*�t�L5�V��^�4��֠&?X*4(���.�8K�$�[$��w�. Moving the point of suspension (1″) on the radius rod quickly disturbs the port openings, the cut offs much less so, whereas shifting the weighshaft 1″ horizontally either side equalises port openings at the expense of cut off disparity. An approximate, but logical, method of designing Walschaerts & Stephenson valvegear Introduction The method ignores secondary effects such as the angularity of the connecting rod and the eccentric rods; its purpose is to provide a starting point for an accurate analysis using a drawing board, or preferably a computer. Hello, and thanks for reading my post in advance! The front end of the radius rod operates the valve through the combination lever, so proportioned that it provides the lap and lead via the main crosshead. Undoubtedly computer simulation could have improved the events numerically, but the skills of the LNER team have produced a good gear whose performance in practice might gain little from high-tech tinkering. I should remember having had the need in the past to do the same thing that I am currently ���hf*����k7��g���G�!�^�F��o��-0A�4 'Fc����(� ��>~i@��5������}�YW�����Ɣ`VPjW���Y�wU�b�����O��A��S�!�(�$������F7�4 ;U��Z+`��Ó��1cl��ӌxjH����I!!O������6��fop,��K.b�S,v�̫��2�82�>6�5e_t�iB�w���D��tpNW�O1�4!" Walschaerts Valve Gear by Baldwin Locomotive Works. This is deceptive, as the angular discrepancy is a mere 1.38o due to the short travel and squat envelope. An example of the difficulties attending compaction of the envelope is to be found in the GWR 1500 Class 0-6-0 engines of which only 10 were made. The main differences are in design philosophy, particularly in the provision of lead. The theoretical full valve travel of 6.716″ compares very favourably with the 6.562″ recorded in the official table of events. It shows forward gear and the expansion link near mid swing, yet the awkward placing of weighshaft and lifting components denies symmetry in operation. By the way, Walschaert gear is correct; Walschaerts gear is not (unless it is used in the possessive case, with an apostrophe, eg: "Walschaerts' design"). A site dedicated to animation of mechanisms, pneumatic, hydraulic and electronic components The inside gear of the GWR 4-cylinder 4-6-0s avoided this constriction to advantage. Modellers rarely potter about on shunting duties and should design as befits the new role. The first common principle, though not inviolate, is that at either dead centre position of the crank the return crank and eccentric rod pair render the reverser unable to impart any motion to the valve throughout its full working range. 0000024571 00000 n If so, this will mean the design of the gear's combination lever, as well as the position of the eccentric crank, on the main crank pin, will be configured differently that with an outside admission valve. 0000011798 00000 n (A Standard BR Class five is very similar in most respects to the LMS version excepting the valve gear itself, which is geometrically inferior to that of the older engine.). 0000008712 00000 n Port opening as a distance, rather than time, is relatively unimportant, though it is interesting to see what it takes to remove this disparity and to reveal the relative insensitivity of backset angle. Even 1″ either side of the 13.8″ given length has but little influence and leaves the hanger arrangement fully in charge of the difficulties. Typical of the design of small scale engines, the use on moving empty stock in and out of Paddington station of a 1500 is ignored in the duties expected of a smaller version, which equate more nearly to an express passenger locomotive. Be aware of the much greater angles of swing required for inside admission cases. Mechanically, its greatest disadvantage is that of having to lift the whole mechanism in order to reverse the motion or to achieve intermediate expansion working. That is, at the neutral position, the valve ports should not open at all. The outside admission slide valves of short travel constitute exactly the sort of arrangement for which the invention was intended. This therefore places the anchor link at the forefront of Walschaerts’ critical adjustment areas, greatly influencing the shape of the curves presented in the simulator. In the case of the ‘B’ Class the tailpin is placed exactly on the expansion link’s central curve – also deliberately so and producing unequal swings as a direct result. 0000005987 00000 n Although a brief glance into history (except on the Continent) might place Stephenson’s gear as being largely replaced by Walschaerts’ gear around the turn of the 20th century, both gears were invented almost simultaneously. A small discrepancy in the equality may be acceptable or even undetectable except by simulation, but working bearing clearances and subsequent wear could easily remove the desired lead altogether. The primary reason for a more universal adoption of Walschaerts’ gear was its general suitability for mounting outside the frames, convenient for maintenance and permitting more strongly braced frames. In the example below, the lap is 0.09375". This is not the whole story, of course, as the designer must be aware of all the accelerations and decelerations throughout a full cycle; the emphasis in design must be on timing values and not necessarily on distances. The same valve travel in reverse gear does not necessarily produce the same cut offs as it achieves in forward gear simply because the valve excursions are measured against a reversal of the piston’s relative excursions. The return crank angle depends on the pitch circle and the distance and height of the expansion link tailpin relative to the axle at dead centres. The larger BR Standard Classes, though not employing the upper half for forward running, gave more space to the hanger arrangement but failed to optimise the geometry. Reverse Arm & Shaft 7. Crosshead Arm 10. 0000001892 00000 n There is an apparent assumption that at dead centres the union link is parallel with the gear line which is proven in the reconstruction, though another that purports the radius rod top pin, expansion link trunnion and weighshaft all to be in line proves not quite so. There are, of course, many other design features that might influence a comparison. Greater pitch circles and expansion link swings are demanded by the use of inside admission and designers of more modern locomotives require skill and ingenuity to avoid poor steam distribution. Backset of the tailpin is clearly zero and we can expect that the expansion link swings are unequal, in fact by 2.11 degrees. DON ASHTON’S STEAM LOCOMOTIVE VALVE GEARS. The GWR 1500 tank and its 5″G Model ‘SPEEDY’. And the less said about back gear the better! 0000002589 00000 n The valves on a steam engine control the flow of steam in and out of the cylinders. A Suggestion for Setting Out Walschaerts Gear by LBSC. It may be noted that the return crank pin is the only one in the gear that revolves through 360o, hence the common use of a roller bearing, which is inappropriate for all the other pins. This something I've wanted to do on all my steamers for sometime. 0000006388 00000 n I am atempting to do a free lance valve gear design for a 1/8 scale Climax locomotive which I am building. Look for the work soon. Most locos built since the 1920s use piston valves as per the diagram; some earlier locos with lower superheat & pressure used slide valves - look at the animation 'wals_out' notice the radius rod links with the combination lever below the valve axis. It is not often that a motion drawing adequately and distinctly provides all the information necessary in order to reconstruct the gear in CAD, but Thompson’s LNER B1 4-6-0 is one such. 0000002351 00000 n 0 Each CAD and any associated text, image or data is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with any company, organization or real-world item, product, or good it may purport to portray. In the end Swindon managed a very creditable performance under the circumstances. 298 0 obj<>stream The backset is a suitable modifier and will be found to be fairly insensitive, but the anchor link quickly alters the shape of the cut off curve as opposed to its position. 0000002274 00000 n It is simplistic to regard the crosshead contribution as the similar triangles portrayed in most texts and it is possible to employ the anchor link to delay or advance this component relative to that from the expansion link in order to equate the events of one port with those of the other. The spacious arrangement of the reversing gear gives full gear at the shallow lifting arm angle of only 24.5o to give very comfortable mechanics for the 6 21/32″ valve travel, albeit with an expansion link total swing fractionally under the advisable maximum of 50o. Not only does this impose mediocre performance but the shortness of full gear cut off often leads to poor starting. The correct angular setting for the return crank has the pins at 90o to a line passing from the tailpin to the axle centre. It is not difficult to conclude that the detailed design of Walschaerts’ gear is more complex than that of Stephenson’s gear, which has the advantage of combining the two components directly at the eccentric setting and merely requires that nothing in the subsequent chain of the mechanism should disturb its propensities. Reach Rod: 4. The combination lever and radius rod require support either by a valve crosshead guide or by a hanger. J�]��?�If.�j#r��1��WS�`ܺ�o��"�Q��#�z5. 2) Don Ashton's design spreadsheet in Excel for Walschaerts' gear. [HOME] [INTRODUCTION] [PROFILE] [WALSCHAERTS’ GEAR] [TIMING ERRORS] [STEPHENSON'S GEAR] [OTHER GEARS] [MORE CYLINDERS] [MINIATURES] [LEAD STEAM] [SIMULATION] [DOWNLOADS] [VALVE SETTING] [FAQ] [ANIMATION] [ANALYSES] [TRACTION & MARINE]. Changing the existing valve gear as originally designed for an loco to Walschaerts? 0000011122 00000 n In 1844 Egide Walschaerts invented a valve gear that by 1848 appeared very much as it does today. 0000001277 00000 n Several types of valves were developed over the years, but most fall within three main catagories: 1. Radius Bar 9. 0000005854 00000 n It is assumed that those readers are already conversant with what the gears are expected to achieve. It should be apparent at this stage that the reverser’s means of supporting the radius rod greatly influences the choices, some of which are illustrated. There are small inherent timing errors at the return crank, which is normally set at the dead centres such that the tailpin of the expansion link assumes the same position in both cases. It is mechanically necessary to provide in the anchor or union link a flexible connection. 0000003090 00000 n 0000003991 00000 n Those examples of hanger suspension, whether in front of or behind the trunnion, introduce other complexities and require very careful placement to obtain good working in both forward and reverse. Each CAD and any associated text, image or data is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with any company, organization or real-world item, product, or good it may purport to portray. Tracing each item in the chain provides an overview of their functions and specific problems that can influence their design. LMS type fitting of the return crank is by four studs in the crank pin, though it is a tongue and slot arrangement that takes the driving loads, not the studs. 0000010388 00000 n 0000008472 00000 n The leads cannot be set equal without this condition – attempts to set the valve to equal leads where the gear cannot support them simply destroys the equality of other events. Where pure analysis of an existing gear is contemplated a CAD construction will prove invaluable in discovering those items either missing from a drawing or found to be incorrect. xref It's that phase of the build again where I need to understand Walscheart's inside admission valve gear. Could it have been better? 296 33 x�bb�d`b``Ń3� ��� � �Q� It is a simple piece of geometry often ill-devised for no apparent reason and the gear’s ability to support equal leads, the smallest quantity in a large piece of machinery, is highly dependent upon this principle. 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