Sunday, 7 June 2015

steam power at motat

MSNS member Roger Curl recently took a crate of our wood off-cuts to MOTAT where they were used to fire-up some of the steam engines.
Roger says: "MOTAT uses a large amount of firewood when lighting up the steam engines and boilers from cold. The boilers have to be brought up to temperature slowly so they are not stressed and damaged. Coal is added once the boiler has warmed up and starts producing steam.
"We have a running day on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Visitors can have free train and military rides at the MOTAT 2 site in Meola Rd."
See some video of steam engines in action:

Roger takes a break
See the MOTAT site for more information on their factuality and events

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