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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Stainz Trams   Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:10 pm

http://yoshiokasyd.web.fc2.com/others/AustriaGermany/Chiemseebahn.htm
I am not sure if this is in the right area, so please place it where it needs to go if reqiured.
It is a post of a Stainz Tram from a member of the LGB and Garden Railway Club of Australia.
Notice the side firing position. Also would anyone have any decent photos of the firing area (Backhead) of the Stainz?

Andrew at the Sandbar & Mudcrab Railway - Down Under
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mikeyh

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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Stainz Trams   Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:08 am

I've always wondered about these trams so its nice to see some close-ups. This style of tram was originally designed for use in towns and had the wheels and rods covered up so it wouldnt frighten the horses, yet looking at these pics there are no provision for skirts. Why is that?

mike
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Stainz Trams   Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:23 am

mikeyh wrote:
I've always wondered about these trams so its nice to see some close-ups. This style of tram was originally designed for use in towns and had the wheels and rods covered up so it wouldnt frighten the horses, yet looking at these pics there are no provision for skirts. Why is that?

mike

Perhaps they didn’t have any hoses around there. Or they were made of sterner stuff than the wimpy European horses……
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KleineDicke

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Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Stainz Trams   Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:22 pm

As I understand it, British law required the skirts over the rods and wheels; there was no similar law in Germany or Austria. The covers also seem to be installed on all Belgian tram locos (at least for all the surviving ones), so it may also have been required on the Belgian viscinal lines. British law also apparently prohibited tramway locos from blowing steam out and so most had some sort of condensing apparatus.

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Knotty Ash



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Stainz Trams   Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:36 pm

KleineDicke wrote:
As I understand it, British law required the skirts over the rods and wheels; there was no similar law in Germany or Austria. The covers also seem to be installed on all Belgian tram locos (at least for all the surviving ones), so it may also have been required on the Belgian viscinal lines. British law also apparently prohibited tramway locos from blowing steam out and so most had some sort of condensing apparatus.

You will know Paul Stainz Holt is your man, he has many of these locos on his re-built layout in North Wales. I know he has been very busy for a while but I'm sure he will know for you Les
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