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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2016 02:04 am
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Found today at thumblr:
http://41.media.tumblr.com/82bdf2218c97b71eea546f3f9170cbef/tumblr_o2384piPrN1skn4dco1_1280.jpg
Weirdest spark-arrestor stack I ever saw.
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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2016 05:17 am
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Jose, that's not a spark-arrestor, it's a hat for the engine:



And this guy also happened to be the engineer!

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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2016 05:26 am
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Well, Mr. Ridgway's idea wasn't that unique after all.
Here's a picture from the C&S



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So, what does it do... funnel the exhaust steam into the top of the stack?



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Probably the idea was to use the steam to dampen out any sparks.

Early lateral thinking??:P



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When you look closely, you see that there's no connection at all to the exhaust ( would be contraproductive after all ) The huge drum, same as C&S 'beartrap', is used to catch all the cinder parts flying around by means of a cyclone.
The accumulated debris then falls down through the pipes at its side. The photo shows the early variety preceeding Mr. R.'s patent. Somehow the lumberjacks missed to file prior art protest against it.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2016 07:19 pm
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Yep, the pipes diverted the cinders down to the ties and not into the valuable (and flammable) trees. Loggers built some curious and wonderful contraptions which delight us modelers. Proving the quote-"there's a prototype for anything"...

Yes, anything..
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Isn't that neat... but I bet it was a real headache to keep clean and working. I guess I need to model that on one loco.



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