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.
Last edited on Sun Apr 10th, 2016 07:03 pm by Helmut
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"...
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