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Release Valves Part 2

I’m back from the great American Roadtrip and barely made it back before they closed the airports because of Irene!

Anyway, a parcel was waiting when I got back and the results speak for themselves…

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2 responses to “Release Valves Part 2

  1. Jon' Lorton October 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Please excuse my ignorance, what is the purpose of the release valves ?

    • ngg16 November 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Jon, apologies, didn’t see your question until now. In a similar way to a snifting valve, it equalizes the pressure in the cylinders ‘In’ and ‘Out’ ports, preventing the loco from hydraulicing when the regulator is closed. That is how I had it explained to me when I asked the same question. Cheers, Chris

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