Talk:Russian locomotive class Ye

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This is just the starting of the article, I'll add much more when I can. Just as importantly, why can't I get the infobox to work??? (User:cougar1 (cougar1:C) 11:00, 9 September 2010 (EST)

I am adding a lot more, and will list more sources when I can. (User:cougar1 (cougar1:C) 11:27, 10 September 2010 (EST)

Wider tyres[edit]

Shouldn't this say "narrower" - eg re-gauged to standard gauge" ?Sf5xeplus (talk) 13:20, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

  • also Russian_locomotive_class_Ye#Design : Because of the possibility of the motion locking-up, Zyablova valves were replaced with valves of the Celler type. These valves allowed saturated steam directly into the cylinders while preventing combustion gases from the firebox to enter
I don't know much about steam locomotives but something seems wrong about this sentence
  • a. Can an explanation of why "locking up" be added, or linked to
  • b. As I understand it the steam system is separate from the combustion - it seems to say that firebox gases might enter the cylinders which doesn't make sense to me- can this be clarified or corrected.Sf5xeplus (talk) 14:24, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
The cylinders are exhausted by the piston pushing the spent steam out via the valve chest and blastpipe, the latter being in the smokebox below the chimney. See this picture. The red-painted vertical tubes are the superheater; above this, the petticoat pipe of the chimney can be seen protruding into the smokebox. Directly beneath that is the blastpipe, from which exhaust steam emerges. The purpose of this arrangement is to encourage the draught by having the exhaust steam blowing the smoke up through the chimney. So if for whatever reason the pistons were to suck, rather than blow, they would draw the smokebox gases down through the blastpipe into the valve chest and cylinder. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:04, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
I've changed the tags to "Template:clarifyme" instead of "dubious"

Well, I've seen a real Russian decapod (I took the photo of #544), and if I remember correctly, it's wheels are wider than the other locomotives at NCTM. I'll try to check again this weekend.

  • also I'm sorry for the mistakes; I've only just started my Russian class, so I'm still stuck on putting it through a translator and trying to re-type it in a way that makes sense, but sometimes I can't figure it out. I've been asking the online teachers to help me, though.(User:cougar1 (cougar1:C) 13:59, 11 February 2010 (EST)
Just to check - USA Gauge is 1435mm, and russian is 1520 - so if they were wider on the inside for the US it would make sense? By the way (apart from the confusion about the stuff I mentioned) the stuff you added seems pretty good - so keep learning russian please :)
(I tried to learn russian too once - I just about learnt the characters, and can remember roughly how to say "My name is.." but not much else)Sf5xeplus (talk) 20:00, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
What you wrote might be right - I don't know much about steam technology - but I think I can find someone who might know - I'll ask them to have a look - it might be just me.Sf5xeplus (talk) 20:07, 11 February 2011 (UTC)