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Voranzeige: Vortrag an der Fachtagung SMART ENERGY 2018

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Im Rahmen der Fachtagung SMART ENERGY 2018 in Dortmund hält Dipl-Masch.Ing ETH Roger M. Waller einen Vortrag zum Thema: Thermische Energiespeicher für den Transport. Der Vortrag findet am Donnerstag, den 8. November 2018 um 13:55 statt. Weitere Informationen entnehme man dem folgenden Link:


Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2018 14:38

Steamship SS Spiez: Boiler approved

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The new three-pass boiler for SS Spiez has been built by the German manufacturer Bay Boilers BBS and approved by TUEV. The boiler produces 1000 kg of superheated steam at 16 bar and 420°C. The modern steam plant with the automatic boiler and the new remot-controlle steam engine replaces the old Diesel motor. The pictures (BBS) show the boiler without the insulation.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2018 08:18

Steam Ship SS Spiez: Manufacturing of Boiler and Steam Engine has started

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Having concluded the engineering work for the new automatic three-pass boiler and the new remote-controlled 2-cylinder steam engine, the production has now started.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2018 11:44

Puffing Billy: Oil-fired NA-class locomotive 14A in regular traffic

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On  Mai 24, 2018 the oil-fired NA-class locomotive hauled the first official time-tabled passenger train and is since regularly used, mainly on the entire section to Gembrook. At the same time, firemen and driver training has been  extended.

The main reason for the conversion to light oil firing was the elimination of fire danger and many a steam railway in Europe and the USA may now wish to have had the same foresight. Climate change results in more frequent and longer dry periods, even in countries once famous for rain. So the question to be asked more and more often is: would you rather have an oil-fired steam locmotive or a  replacement diesel in front of your train?

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Tony (Ashcat) Marsden took this areal view by means of a drone. It shows oil-fired 14A on the 1 in 30 gradient before Gembrook.


Last Updated on Friday, 25 January 2019 14:45

Successful Steam Event, all Steam Trains on time

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The Steam Centre of Winterthur recorded a high number of visitors and all steam trains run exactly on time. The picture shows the arrival of coal-fired 52 2988 (052 988-3) with the feeder train from Rottweil, before 52 8055 took over. Photo Roger Waller

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2018 10:04

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