The program works these out (and displays them), on the not unreasonable assumption that a line runs through the axle centre from the expansion link’s tailpin in that link’s central position. The radius rod slopes at 0.1 degrees! All of the other parts can be linked to 'main'. Basic formulae for Walschaerts’ initial design. It is simplistic to regard the crosshead contribution as the similar triangles portrayed in most texts and it is possible to employ the anchor link to delay or advance this component relative to that from the expansion link in order to equate the events of one port with those of the other. Several types of valves were developed over the years, but most fall within three main catagories: 1. The larger BR Standard Classes, though not employing the upper half for forward running, gave more space to the hanger arrangement but failed to optimise the geometry. It is mechanically necessary to provide in the anchor or union link a flexible connection. The events will never tie in exactly with results obtained by actual measurement, as the simulation contains exact dimensions without manufacturing tolerances, bearing clearances, etc. It is interesting to superimpose the model design over the Swindon drawing at the same scale (but without equating the valve and ports). Enlarge the view as much as possible. The gear is sometimes named without the final "s", since it was incorrectly patented under that name. This latter was more frequently a feature of Continental practice and has the admirable propensity, with a double arm, of providing the means of increasing valve travel without incurring objectionably large pitch circles and the angularity problems stemming therefrom. This is some valve gear that was used commonly among american locomotives I scratch built the "gear" from the image above it was originally a .gif to run this demo you will need sketchyphysics 3.2, it might work on older versions, but I'm not sure. It is a simple piece of geometry often ill-devised for no apparent reason and the gear’s ability to support equal leads, the smallest quantity in a large piece of machinery, is highly dependent upon this principle. I've described TSM animation in the loco tutorial. Young Valve Gear . The rod will be close to, but not over the piston rod. Place a pin at the pivot position, clone it, write position & attach it to the wheel. Model of Walschaert's valve gear, for teaching and demonstration, at the Hillside Railway Workshops, Dunedin ATLIB 311886.png 6,339 × 4,703; 21.06 MB National Railway Museum (8913).jpg 4,288 × 2,848; 5.57 MB From the cylinder and port requirements feed the cells marked ‘enter’ in the spreadsheet and adjust lap, lead and port opening to obtain a suitable full gear cut off. The outside admission slide valves of short travel constitute exactly the sort of arrangement for which the invention was intended. Unhide the link, rotate it so that the pins are co-incident. Again it's just a case of animating the cross head, this time only using 'move'. (c) 2009-2010 http://steam4me.net. Lead is such a very small amount within a large mechanism that it behoves the designer and builder to observe critical accuracy. In the diagram the radius is at mid-gear - neither forward nor reverse - and will not impart any movement to the combination lever. Re: Making Walschaerts' Valve Gear Post by grovenor-2685 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:48 am And make your slots before you cut the link from the sheet, while doing the slots make spares in case of problems at a later stage. It'll be obvious which parts will be needed as we progress. Be aware of the much greater angles of swing required for inside admission cases. Pitch circle radiuses of 7″ or more compare ill with a Stephenson’s eccentric equivalent of only half of this. On modern large-wheeled engines little latitude for ideal placement may be available for a shaft which of necessity passes through the frames and beyond. Biscuittin 11:10, 30 December 2011 (UTC) Having just purchased a book on marine engineering, in which the sole example given of valve gear is Joy's, I agree with … That the student should resist this temptation will soon become apparent; the alteration of a single part necessarily alters the whole. I cannot seem to find help with this problem, so I'm posting it in as many places as I can at this point. Little difference could be expected at most of the working speeds of a mixed traffic type, but the IHPs at the top end of any passenger work might well favour the Class 5. Old and delightfully quirky though they appear, these locomotives provide a shining example of early excellence in Walschaerts’ gear design. In practice the eccentric rod length is adjusted to maintain the principle even though veracity assumes that the return crank and its angular setting, together with the drive from the crosshead, are correct. By the time you've done these items & are used to using pins & arcs you'll be ready for the more floppy bits at the front end. Compaction of the gear in short wheelbase examples gives rise to similar difficulties in obtaining good event equality; where reverse running is expected to be used as frequently as in a forward direction the facility to bias forward running at the expense of reverse is forfeit. I've used the 'merge' facility in Gmax to make a new model. Short wheelbase tank engines often suffer badly from compacted restrictions, making equality difficult to obtain. Once the rod is aligned we're ready to animate. Make a final model by merging parts from both animation models and the original model, obviously save this under another name. It may be noted that the return crank pin is the only one in the gear that revolves through 360o, hence the common use of a roller bearing, which is inappropriate for all the other pins. You could just call the stb crosshead rod01 & link the other stb parts to it, MSTS doesn't care about the names of child parts. It would probably be acceptable to run our animation in mid-gear, in which case we only have to correct the arc in the combination lever movement. I might be stating the obvious here, certainly repeating myself but rather too much information than too little. The expansion link must sit square to the radius rod in mid gear and the so-called backset of the tailpin theoretically lessens as the inclination of the eccentric rod increases, and in many inside gear arrangements where the eccentric diameter might be excessive the pin may be well up towards the expansion link trunnions and cause the backset to become positive. The Walschaerts valve gear is a type of steam engine valve gear invented by Belgian railway mechanical engineer Egide Walschaerts in 1844. If you're modelling a streamliner A4 with its deep valance you won't see most of the valvegear - no point modelling what can't be seen. If you need to make any adjustments go into 'point' mode. Only the 1/8th″ lead is somewhat optimistic. In the end Swindon managed a very creditable performance under the circumstances. It was Only the arc is visible, in solid view it won't be seen. A small discrepancy in the equality may be acceptable or even undetectable except by simulation, but working bearing clearances and subsequent wear could easily remove the desired lead altogether. Obviously the first thing to do is to fix the rod to the wheel; this is just repetition. Have all your parts drawn so that they don't have to be moved laterally afterwards, TSM especially won't accept changes. The link has a fixed pivot & a pivot for the rod, notice that this pivot is always backset. Undoubtedly computer simulation could have improved the events numerically, but the skills of the LNER team have produced a good gear whose performance in practice might gain little from high-tech tinkering. Animate the radius rod, first with 'move' at the link end then 'rotate' to bring it close to the combination lever; don't be too exact. Where pure analysis of an existing gear is contemplated a CAD construction will prove invaluable in discovering those items either missing from a drawing or found to be incorrect. Whilst the B1 barely manages a constant 1/8th″ the Hall is 1/8th″ negative in full gear and does not reach 1/8th″ positive until the middle of its cut off working range. If the values show other than '0' you need to change the pivot with 'Align to World'. Mechanically, its greatest disadvantage is that of having to lift the whole mechanism in order to reverse the motion or to achieve intermediate expansion working. Southern Valve Gear. Take one of your cloned pins, take it to the piston rod & scale it to the same diameter. Don't expect animation to be quick, there must be faster ways than this, expert animators will find it crude & clumsy but it works. The return crank angle depends on the pitch circle and the distance and height of the expansion link tailpin relative to the axle at dead centres. Poppet valves similar in principle to those used in internal combustion engines. Press the 'Animation' button. Rotate the rod until the pin centres on the arc, 'animate' then rotate each frame. Attach the crank to the driven wheel. LBSC did not appreciate the problems. Even 1″ either side of the 13.8″ given length has but little influence and leaves the hanger arrangement fully in charge of the difficulties. The unequal expansion link swings have therefore been deemed to offset the fixed dieblock excursions rather well in combination with a long anchor link. Walschaerts' gear has two distinct inputs, from the eccentric & from the crosshead. In this case the angle, length of return crank and eccentric rod length conform precisely and confirm the somewhat obscured pitch circle radius dimension. PLEASE NOTE - this model and explanation contain a glaring error. This is as close as you can get in TSM, certainly close enough. The leads cannot be set equal without this condition – attempts to set the valve to equal leads where the gear cannot support them simply destroys the equality of other events. It was extensively used in steam locomotives from the late 19th century until the end of the steam era. It will be found in most cases that given equal depths in gear for forward and reverse working the percentage of cut offs in back gear will exceed those in forward gear by as much as 6%. Enthusiasts, apart from partisanship, might be tempted to compare the LNER mixed traffic engine with the LMS Black Five and the GWR Hall. Position the cylinder at the link pivot. Notice that in ALL of the valve gear animation only the 'x' value will be affected, if the other values have changed zero them otherwise they'll twist. It helps if we have only the parts needed for this project adding parts as needed. On display. Based on 4-6-2 Pacific, Soo #2714: images, data Here's a larger version , … Port opening as a distance, rather than time, is relatively unimportant, though it is interesting to see what it takes to remove this disparity and to reveal the relative insensitivity of backset angle. Success at this stage depends on three related movements. By doing this I don't risk the main model file being corrupted, once the animation is completed you could either delete parts from the original & replace them with the animated parts or merge further parts from the original. During any work in TSM I'd recommend saving parts regularly. The Walschaerts valve gear was slow to gain popularity. It shows forward gear and the expansion link near mid swing, yet the awkward placing of weighshaft and lifting components denies symmetry in operation. The eccentric end is easy to understand, the return crank (eccentric) imparts movement to the return crank rod (eccentric rod) which causes the expansion link to rock about its fixed pivot. Hopefully you're anticipating the next step. Numerous and misguided have been the modellers’ attempts to rectify the situation, since the proponents little understood the problems of compaction. Note that ‘x’ is the 90 degree component obtained from the equivalent eccentric. Walschaerts valve gear is one of the most extensively used gears of modern times; yet it was invented a long time before it came into general use, for the idea was evolved as far back as 1844. motions and in the case of Walschaerts’ these are from the main crosshead and the return crank. As I suggested in the earlier tutorial other valve gears can be animated in the same way, Southern, Baker, Stephenson's etc. Walschaerts would have been easier, because the Hackworth gear is meant tot be used with inclined cylinders. How Walschaerts Valve Gear in Steam Locomotives Works | 9to5animations.com - HD Wallpapers, Gifs, Backgrounds, Images. Warning - a few mathematics terms from now on. The drawing should be constructed with the main crank on back dead centre. The Walschaerts valve gear is a type of valve gear invented by Belgian railway mechanical engineer Egide Walschaerts in 1844 used to regulate the flow of steam to the pistons in Steam Engines. Animate the union link first, covering the intersection of the loci. You could animate the port side as a separate project, importing parts from the original model as well as the arcs & guides from the stb de model. [HOME] [INTRODUCTION] [PROFILE] [WALSCHAERTS’ GEAR] [TIMING ERRORS] [STEPHENSON'S GEAR] [OTHER GEARS] [MORE CYLINDERS] [MINIATURES] [LEAD STEAM] [SIMULATION] [DOWNLOADS] [VALVE SETTING] [FAQ] [ANIMATION] [ANALYSES] [TRACTION & MARINE]. Overview Walschaerts Valve Gear. Close the pin before attaching it to place on the radius rod. Import the radius rod, a pin over the combination lever pin, move the pivot to the link end. If I remember TSM will only draw 32 sides; you could, however, rotate points in the area you want to see in order to make the circle less lumpy. The simulator results quickly reveal the levels of equality between both ports. All this is largely relative to the production of equiangular swings, which may or may not be best for a particular design. I am hoping someone can give me some pointers on rigging this valve gear. Swindon fought for decent results but LBSC was clearly out of his depth. The Class 5 reflects LMS general practice at ¼″ but is stated as being divided slightly unequally between the ports, though it is not specified whether this setting is hot or cold. Slide valves largely used in the 19th century; 2. Much of the compaction arises from the proximity of the cylinder to the driving axle and use of the trailing axle to originate the drive (like the USA Dock Tanks) would have created a better envelope. The rod should move with the wheel. Walschaerts Valve Gear Applied to Inside Admission Piston Valve. The copy below is taken from page 88, Walschaert Valve Gear, of Locomotive Boilers and Engines, A Practical Treatise on Locomotive Boiler and Engine Design, Construction, and Operation, by Llewellyn V. Ludy, M.E., Professor of Experimental Engineering, Purdue University, American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, American Technical Society, Chicago, 1920. (A Standard BR Class five is very similar in most respects to the LMS version excepting the valve gear itself, which is geometrically inferior to that of the older engine.). How many model railway locos have you seen which move the gear before reversing? The backset has to be reduced by half in order to equate port openings, yet the cut offs remain similar at 78.14% and 72.54%. As before this tutorial uses Gmax, the techniques used can equally be used for TSM, indeed I learned them when using FSDS & TSM - I know it works. edit subscriptions. Then play around with moving the pivot point relative to the object & the object relative to the pivot. Reset valves at each modification to ensure that the desired effect has taken place. With practice you'll be able to skip this first rough draft. It could happen - I remember seeing an article describing such an action in an 0 gauge loco - another motor & loads of diodes!! Make the rod active, 'move' then advance the animation one frame. 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