Drawings for Elesco Feedwater Heater

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binnaway
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Drawings for Elesco Feedwater Heater

Post by binnaway » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:11 am

Can any one steer me in the right direction to aquire drawings for a Elesco feedwater heater to go on a 1.5" J3-A NYC Hudson.
I am in Australia so we have not got great access to drawings of American Locomotives and accessories.

Many thanks

Garry

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Re: Drawings for Elesco Feedwater Heater

Post by Andypullen » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:38 am

PM sent. I have some information that might be useful to you.

Andy
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Re: Drawings for Elesco Feedwater Heater

Post by joeburgard540 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:31 pm

See attached for scans from the 1929 "Elesco Locomotive Feed Water Heaters: Operation and Maintenance" booklet. No dimensions, but they should help out. I'll look in some other references to see what upgrades Elesco, ALCO, or NYC did to fit the time of a J3 Hudson (1937 and later).

I had to compress the picture files to fit the forum restrictions, which resulted in some loss of fidelity. Will have to add more scans in next post.

Hope this helps your project out and I'd love to see photos of your J3 Hudson!

Take care,
Joe
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Fig. 2 Diagrammatic Arrangement of Elesco Feed Water Heater.jpg
Fig. 3 Elesco Feed Water Heater - Tubes Partially Withdrawn.jpg
Fig. 1 Locomotive Equipped with Elesco Feed Water Heater.jpg
Fig. 4 Diagrammatic Outline of Elesco Heater When Returning Condensate to Suction.jpg
Fig. 6  Elesco CF-1 Feed Pump - No. 1 controls No. 2 Pump.jpg
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Re: Drawings for Elesco Feedwater Heater

Post by joeburgard540 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:33 pm

Continued...
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Fig. 7 Elesco CF-1 Pump - Both Pistons Self-Controlled.jpg
Fig. 10 Elesco Feed Water Heater.jpg
Fig. 11 Diagrammatic Oultine of Elesco Heater in Pilot or Lower Location.jpg
Fig. 12 Oil Skimmer Showing Operation.jpg
Fig. 20 Built-Up Header and Tube Plate Joint.jpg

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Re: Drawings for Elesco Feedwater Heater

Post by joeburgard540 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:43 pm

Here's some scans from the Locomotive Cyclopedia 1944 edition. Again I had to compress the pictures. If you want the higher resolution scans, I'll have to send them via personal email.
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Fig. 4.27 Elesco Closed Type Feedwater Heater - Types H and K.jpg
Fig. 4.31 & 4.32 Elesco Type CF-1 Feed Pump & Hydraulic Control Valve.jpg
Elesco Closed Feedwater Heater - 1.jpg
Elesco Closed Feedwater Heater - 2.jpg

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