Available as a digital download, the T1 trust has combined all six of its book club videos into one amazing reference. Two of steam's elder statesmen, Wes Camp and John Stein guide students through a six session online book club for the T1 Trust. The information shared is timeless, clear and concise. The Ultimate Steam Tutorial began on January 29, 2015, and ran for six weeks through March 5 of that year. The subject of the book club was Suggested Unit Course in Locomotive Firing. Written in 1944, the chosen reference is quite modern by steam standards.
Approaching 12 hours in length, the T1 Trust Book Club Video Collection is an excellent educational resource. Based on years of experience teaching “new hands”, the instructors are able to provide clear explanations of otherwise difficult concepts. A treasure trove of drawings, photographs and blueprints are used to provide participants with valuable insight and understanding of steam operations.
Topics include an overview of the boiler, and locomotive water systems in general, with special attention given to the water glass and safety. The Gettysburg boiler explosion is discussed along with an explanation of how this tragedy led to new FRA regulations. Some sessions include exciting guest appearances. Jack Wheeluhan who fires the Daylight for Doyle McCormack covers the topics of oil firing and pyrometry, and America's premier new-steam builder, Dave Kloke pays the book club a visit to discuss firing with coal, oil and even cord wood. Further topics explored include firing grates, stokers, valves and valve gear, netting, smoke, draft, lubrication, the locomotive frame, running gear, appliances and various appurtenances.
5550 Book Club Video
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