03.07.2021: Trial steaming
Last weekend we fired up our operational steam locomotives for a test run. This required some preparations, some of which had already been completed last Friday. For example, the steam regulator on steam locomotive 50 3570 had to be installed and the steam dome had to be closed. Father and son did that.
Then the locomotive was pulled out of the shed and all lubrication points were oiled.
While this was going on, the coal tank for our little steam locomotives was loaded with coal.
Afterwards the locomotives were heated up one after the other.
Early on Saturday morning the supplies were replenished, like here the water supply of our steam locomotive Emma.
The turntable also got some lubricant. In the following picture one of the bolts is being lubricated, which keeps the turntable in position while the vehicles are moving up and down.
During the day we also found time to install the second axle of our Breuer tractor.
Reliably, however, the steam locomotive Emma did its duty. It shuttled with a passenger car from the locomotive shed to the station and performed some shunting tasks.
vehicles: 50 3570-4
, Breuer Lokomotor
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