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Date: 04/01/21 13:17
Grate Shakers
Author: LarryDoyle

Looking at these pictures of a Deckless Cab engine (one, crossposted from this thread earlier today at  https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,5226844 ), where are the grate shakers?  It does have finger grates.

-LD






Date: 04/01/21 15:40
Re: Grate Shakers
Author: Earlk

Probably on the floor on the left side of the cab.  That's where they are on N&W 475 at Strasburg.  Another possibility is outside under the cab on the left side.



Date: 04/01/21 16:32
Re: Grate Shakers
Author: -AWF-

It’s the vertical rod, with folding handle, that’s to the left of the firebox door.

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Date: 04/01/21 17:35
Re: Grate Shakers
Author: LarryDoyle

Could be, but that would make it difficult to see what you're doing when cleaning the fire, wouldn't it.

-LD



Date: 04/01/21 17:38
Re: Grate Shakers
Author: LarryDoyle

-AWF- Wrote:
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> It’s the vertical rod, with folding handle,
> that’s to the left of the firebox door.
>
Or, is that the firebox damper?

-LD



Date: 04/02/21 20:37
Re: Grate Shakers
Author: -AWF-

Slightly, as you would have to have the door open and be bent over to see how the fire is responding to being shaken. Typically, just a few small shakes to loosen things up is really all that’s needed.

Posted from iPhone



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