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Modernizations of the 52 8055

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 52 8055 DLM Einfahrt

Modern science and technology allows building steam locomotives and steam engines, which are far more powerful and efficient as their traditional ancestors. Whilst it usually pays to consider a new design, it can be worthwhile to have a look at rebuilding and modernizations. The degree of improvement depends on the quality of the original design and the amount of modifications. The following improvements are possible:

  • Light oil-firing  -> very clean combustion, higher efficiency, shorter preparation time, no waste
  • Roller bearings  -> less servicing, less maintenance, less rolling resistance
  • Better insulation  ->   saves energy, shortens preparation time
  • Internal streamlining    ->  more power at high speeds, improved efficiency
  • Improved balancing  ->  better riding quality, higher speed possible

Light-oil firing is recommended for ease of operation and cleanest combustion. However, steam locomotives are capable of handling most fuels and in many countries it is more economical to use coal or biomass. Big improvements are possible with conversion to the gas producer combustion system. This gives a cleaner combustion with reduced smoke, higher efficiency and power. 

52 8055 DLM 12-09-04


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