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Old 02-24-2017, 03:33 AM
eburacum45 eburacum45 is offline
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
Theoretically, with a super-large wheel design like the Hurricane, couldn't you hang the boiler under the axle?
One of the earliest designs of locomotive actually did have the boiler under the axles. The Novelty was one of the locomotives that competed at the Rainhill Trials, and had a boiler underneath the chassis, and the 'footplate' and firebox were both above the wheels. A neat little loco, but woefully underpowered. Novelty

One of the builder/designers of Novelty went on to design the USS Monitor, one of the first steam-driven ironclads.

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