Animate the union link first, covering the intersection of the loci. How Walschaerts Valve Gear in Steam Locomotives Works. When the cross head is animated you could hide the piston rod to avoid confusing lines on the screen; just attach it later, you won't have to animate it. Unfortunately this often gives rise to the misconception that they can be treated separately in order to understand their functions. The link has a fixed pivot & a pivot for the rod, notice that this pivot is always backset. 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. Modify your part IN POINT MODE - come out of point mode. In designing the initial parameters it is perhaps wise to realise that at the time of its invention valve travels were short, with slide valves necessary for outside admission. 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. Press the 'Animation' button. The Stephenson valve gear remained the most popularly used valve gear on 19th-century locomotives. As the usual combination lever ratio of pins is around 9:1 the anchor link provides an excellent and sensitive point of adjustment. To take the point further, far too many ignore the suspension of the gear, ie. 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. 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. In this case don't be tempted to mirror the parts - they'll be 90 degrees out of sync. Console yourself with the thought that it's far better than watching 'Big Brother'. 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. my subreddits. The pattern of events produced by the gear, particularly the differences column, should reflect those obtained by either the large gear model of the drawing office or those taken manually from a completed engine. You can't, using this method, draw the cylinders horizontal & incline them after animating - tried that, doesn't work. Once you're happy with the animation attach the piston rod to the crosshead; the valve rod will have to be animated, do this before you detach the pin. The next D&H locomotives were beautiful but conventional - 4-8-4 and 4-6-6-4, with normal cylinder layouts and Walschaerts valve gear. The Walschaerts valve gear is a type of steam engine valve gear invented by Belgian railway mechanical engineer Egide Walschaerts in 1844. Basic formulae for Walschaerts’ initial design. The gear is sometimes named without the final "s", since it was incorrectly patented under that name. This part is all trial & error, reducing errors. Close the pin before attaching it to place on the radius rod. Southern Valve Gear. Lead is such a very small amount within a large mechanism that it behoves the designer and builder to observe critical accuracy. National Railway Museum: Warehouse . The design becomes an exercise in deciding at what running cut off it is best to equalise events without too much sacrifice elsewhere. This is deceptive, as the angular discrepancy is a mere 1.38o due to the short travel and squat envelope. In this grab the value is -8.9, 0, 0. In full forward gear this accounts for 78.37% cut off (front) and 74% (rear) and a port opening disparity of almost 7/32″. The movement of the radius rod will be visible & will influence the action of the combination lever. For the non-train people, this is what all the parts are called: I’m having trouble with the radius bar and everything it interacts with. This is an area where a better understanding of Gmax bones would be useful, we'll use the TSM method which is a bit hit & miss reducing errors rather than sticking to applied maths. I've added more detail to the union link. The valves on a steam engine control the flow of steam in and out of the cylinders. To convert the movement at the link end we need a guide. It is interesting to superimpose the model design over the Swindon drawing at the same scale (but without equating the valve and ports). Know your prototype. It wasn't very successful. Save often - especially with Gmax. Get into the habit of setting 'Align to World' for EVERY new part - this will avoid the nasty habit that Gmax has of placing locos on their side. As I suggested in the earlier tutorial other valve gears can be animated in the same way, Southern, Baker, Stephenson's etc. The crosshead end is more of a problem. The backset is a suitable modifier and will be found to be fairly insensitive, but the anchor link quickly alters the shape of the cut off curve as opposed to its position. 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. It was Zoom in close to the wheel hub. you can use this model in your own sketchyphysics. Hopefully you're anticipating the next step. You'll need to move & rotate the lever, just rotate the link & rod. I'll be repeating myself a bit. The polygon count doesn't matter, none of these guides will be used on the final model. The example here has the cylinders inclined slightly, movement will be a combination of along & up, we want the pin to coincide with the pin on the con-rod. Walschaerts’ gear readily satisfies this condition since only the raising of the radius rod is involved. Using the values in the 'x' window rotate the rod. I have also seen a "Bertie" with Hackworth valve-gear. 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.The gear is sometimes named without the final "s", since it was incorrectly patented under that name. Detach the guides & arcs we used - they'll come in useful for the port side. Only the arc is visible, in solid view it won't be seen. The GWR 1500 tank and its 5″G Model ‘SPEEDY’. I'm assuming that running gear parts have been made & just require animating. The unequal expansion link swings have therefore been deemed to offset the fixed dieblock excursions rather well in combination with a long anchor link. Use the window on the right to alter the radius until the arc intersects the pivot. Move it to the end of the con-rod & attach it. It would be splendid if the lifting link could raise or lower the radius rod to affect the cut-off but it's just another thing that won't happen in MSTS. In Gmax rotation is possible to 1/1000 of a degree, movement to 1mm full size; we won't need this degree of accuracy though it's good to know it's there. The result is as good as your patience. Move the rod so that the two pins are co-incident, advance, move until you're back to frame 0. Longer valve travels inevitably make this area more difficult to appease. All of the other parts can be linked to 'main'. You can't go in this close in TSM. 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. The technique I use makes use of guides & false pins which will be deleted once animation is complete. Make the rod active. Although a brief glance into history (except on the Continent) might place Stephenson’s gear as being largely replaced by Walschaerts’ gear around the turn of the 20 th century, both gears were invented almost simultaneously. 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. Symmetry abounds. What we might have to do now is to make sure the valve will move in a straight line. 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%. Numerous and misguided have been the modellers’ attempts to rectify the situation, since the proponents little understood the problems of compaction. I suggest that Category:Locomotive valve gear be re-named Category:Steam engine valve gear. It helps if we have only the parts needed for this project adding parts as needed. It was a 4-8-0, had a very high pressure boiler and used poppet valves. That the student should resist this temptation will soon become apparent; the alteration of a single part necessarily alters the whole. The gear is sometimes named without the final “s”, since it was incorrectly patented under that name. Category: Tony's Tips, Locomotives & Miscellaneous. An input from the radius rod of 3.72 moves the valve 3.216 in inside admission, but achieves 4.308 at the valve with outside admission. Fix the pivot for the link. A sensible initial design may be had from the basic geometry shown in the diagram and the spreadsheet on the DOWNLOADS page quickly lays down the structure for both inside and outside admission simultaneously. July 24, 2009 Previous Next Go to Decoders for HO Atlas Genset: November 1, … The same valve travel in reverse gear does not necessarily produce the same cut offs as it achieves in forward gear simply because the valve excursions are measured against a reversal of the piston’s relative excursions. Keep it away from the wheel in order to detach it later. Once the rod is aligned we're ready to animate. For TSM start a new model by using 'parts' then 'load' menus. please refer to the diagram of the gear, we'll use the right names for the parts; none of the ridiculous names that the original MSTS designers invented, we may have to change some before exporting to MSTS. Animated GIF diagrams of steam locomotive rods, drivers, and Walschaert valve gear. Unhide the link, rotate it so that the pins are co-incident. The B1 gear benefits from occupying a large symmetrical envelope and the parts contain dimensions never finer than 1/32nd″, and even these prove by CAD to be precise. 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. During any work in TSM I'd recommend saving parts regularly. It'll be obvious which parts will be needed as we progress. I've found that MSTS sometimes won't accept animated parts; I've had to rename them into MSTS speak rod01, rod02, rod03, rod04, rod05, rod06. Piston valves which superseded slide valves in the 20th century; 3. Walschaerts Valve Gear. You'll find it's quite quick - big error - small error - smaller error until the action is smooth. The Walschaert Locomotive Valve Gear: A Practical Treatise on the Locomitive Valve Actuating Mechanism Originally Invented by Egide Walschaerts, with the History of Its Development by American and European Engine Designers, and Its Evolution Into the Mechanically Correct Locomotive Valve Gear of the Present Day Enlarge the view as much as possible. 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 illustration shows in detail an arrangement where equal swings are deliberate, and the resulting distances at the radius rod front pin reveal the linear discrepancies. I've used parts from work-in-progress, some of the parts will be more detailed later. The worldwide use of a hanger for the rear end of the radius rod was extensive, generally raising the number of badly orientated ones, and simulation with experience seems the only sensible way to go. It was extensively used in steam locomotives from the late 19th century until the end of the steam era. This is not the whole story, of course, as the designer must be aware of all the accelerations and decelerations throughout a full cycle; the emphasis in design must be on timing values and not necessarily on distances. If you haven't quartered the wheels you could mirror every part on the stb side to the port. Chuck (Modeling Central Japan in September, 1964 - with Walschaerts valve gear 2-cylinder steam) Your original model should have the hierarchy & will carry it on import. In 1844 Egide Walschaerts invented a valve gear that by 1848 appeared very much as it does today. The picture shows a suspension that cannot support equality of valve excursions and there are many other examples. 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. Now the fun starts; it's time to animate the valve gear. Gmax alows you to nudge the rotation with the arrows next to the window. The combination lever must align the three pins - put the pivot over the union link pin, rotate until the top pin is as close as possible to the radius rod pin. Walschaerts Valve Gear. Tracing each item in the chain provides an overview of their functions and specific problems that can influence their design. The inside gear of the GWR 4-cylinder 4-6-0s avoided this constriction to advantage. I've never seen one. Excepting the drop link the gears appear closely matched and shows just how so very near a design can produce hopelessly different results. 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. Don't forget to save with another name. Bring the crosshead & slide bars into the scene. Draw a cylinder, I've used 60 sides here. Old and delightfully quirky though they appear, these locomotives provide a shining example of early excellence in Walschaerts’ gear design. Walschaerts Valve Gear Applied to Inside Admission Piston Valve. If we want to take our animation a stage further we'll put the loco into forward gear. Based on 4-6-2 Pacific, Soo #2714: images, data Here's a larger version , … All gears have to provide the combination of two harmonic. edit subscriptions. Any original design not conforming to The Walschaert and Other Modern Radial Valve Gears for Locomotives: A Practical Treatise on the Locomitive Valve Actuating Mechanism Invented by Egide Walschaerts, with the History of Its Development and Its Evolution Into the Mechanically Correct Locomotive Valve Gear … It could happen - I remember seeing an article describing such an action in an 0 gauge loco - another motor & loads of diodes!! Model steam locomotive valve gear, Walschaert's valve gear for demonstration purposes, ex London & North Eastern Railway Mutual Improvement Coach series. The Walschaerts valve gear was invented by Belgian railway mechanical engineer Egide Walschaerts. 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. The actual angular setting for the return crank and eccentric rod will now depend on the expansion link position and its tailpin. 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. Many designs tend to favour forward gear where more astute design work could have produced a better compromise. These adjustments will be small - in the tenths of degrees. Pitch circle radiuses of 7″ or more compare ill with a Stephenson’s eccentric equivalent of only half of this. Since writing the earlier valve gear tutorial I've been asked to write something more specific to Walschaerts' gear. Spend a bit more time with the valve gear program. It should be apparent at this stage that the reverser’s means of supporting the radius rod greatly influences the choices, some of which are illustrated. Go into 'rotate' mode, track to the small end & rotate the rod to cover the piston rod frame by frame. 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.The gear is sometimes named without the final "s", since it was incorrectly patented under that name. Now we want to rotate the rod so that the small end covers the piston rod. The spreadsheet cannot analyse other than equiangular expansion link swings, which mammoth mathematical exercise is best left to final adjustments in a simulator. Simulation verifies the faith placed on introduction to the drawing. In 1844 Egide Walschaerts invented a valve gear that by 1848 appeared very much as it does today. Holcroft was evidently aware of this and promoted it on the Southern Railway, choosing a rather cramped arrangement which did it no special favours. The effect on reversing these pins for inside admission valves is to impart a slightly reducing ratio, necessitating a much greater influence from the radius rod and hence the return crank throw, with a consequent increase in expansion link swings of around 20%. Notice that the return crank trails the crankpin by 90 degrees. I've always assumed that MSTS gives a rotary motion to wheels1 - wheels5 & other animation to rod01 - 06. I'd be happier with the latter. Slide valves largely used in the 19th century; 2. The theoretical full valve travel of 6.716″ compares very favourably with the 6.562″ recorded in the official table of events. This feature immediately contracted the combination lever to give pins so close to each other at the top end to warrant especially small pins and render it necessary to crank the front end of the radius rod for adequate clearances. 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. The standard LNER reverser supports the radius rod extension by means of a slot and die allowing no adjustment to accommodate die slip but does not receive possible errors from a poor hanger arrangement. Also bear in mind that the simulator has no means of massaging figures! It was extensively used in steam locomotives from the late 19th century until the end of the steam era. Typical of the design of small scale engines, the use on moving empty stock in and out of Paddington station of a 1500 is ignored in the duties expected of a smaller version, which equate more nearly to an express passenger locomotive. Even the apparently symmetrical LNER/LMS extended radius rod reverser with an equiangular lifting arm shows this trend. The eccentric end is done. Modellers rarely potter about on shunting duties and should design as befits the new role. Import your union link & combination lever, place pins at the appropriate pivot points. 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. Note that ‘x’ is the 90 degree component obtained from the equivalent eccentric. 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 … 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. I cannot seem to find help with this problem, so I'm posting it in as many places as I can at this point. The zero backset in the LNER B1 could hardly ‘work out’ to that figure – it is obviously implanted deliberately. Have all your parts drawn so that they don't have to be moved laterally afterwards, TSM especially won't accept changes. Most of the time a loco will be working at about 30% cut-off. 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. Greater pitch circles and expansion link swings are demanded by the use of inside admission and designers of more modern locomotives require skill and ingenuity to avoid poor steam distribution. It might help to set the animation rate to 1/2 or 1/4. First the angular swings themselves. Reset valves at each modification to ensure that the desired effect has taken place. Rotate the rod until the pin centres on the arc, 'animate' then rotate each frame. The best examples use the suspending element to counter other inherent timing errors and this minimises die slip and wear. Position the cylinder at the link pivot. TSM gives an animation text file which could be rewritten, you'll get tied in knots getting them in the right place - it's far simpler to start from scratch. With practice you'll be able to skip this first rough draft. In the average inside admission arrangement there is therefore scope for reducing the pitch circle using a shorter leading return crank, such that an adequate foregear starting cut off is maintained. jump to content. DON ASHTON’S STEAM LOCOMOTIVE VALVE GEARS. 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. I'm also assuming that all TSM users have upgraded to version 1.1, version 1.0 (the boxed version) is useless for animation. 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. If you're going wrong undo a step or two. Fix the wheel end of the rod first, press 'Animate', 'move' then frame-by-frame move the rod to follow the pin on the crank. LBSC did not appreciate the problems. For moving the pivot use 'translate' 'axis only'. The envelope of the gear is a squat rectangle containing a long anchor link, small pitch circle and minimal expansion link swings and one might expect little problem in attaining good event equality. The movement of the link is constant & can be easily animated. It is not difficult to conclude that the detailed design of Walschaerts’ gear is more complex than that of Stephenson’s gear, which has the advantage of combining the two components directly at the eccentric setting and merely requires that nothing in the subsequent chain of the mechanism should disturb its propensities. More surprising in this particular case is the resistance of the anchor link to affect results. The crosshead: animating this is straight forward if your cylinder axis is horizontal. TSM seems to link animation to the datum point - if you move a part after animating it will leap back to its original position; there is no quick fix. This is why tables of events list different figures for midgear at the minimum of the forward tabulation than those for reverse. Notice particularly that the lead function normally associated with the crosshead and combination lever can be readily influenced by the parts of the 90o component – it is unwise to think of the two harmonic motions as separate entities. This will give us the 2 loci we need for the first draft. All valve gears are derived and follow a logical sequence. There is an apparent assumption that at dead centres the union link is parallel with the gear line which is proven in the reconstruction, though another that purports the radius rod top pin, expansion link trunnion and weighshaft all to be in line proves not quite so. Moving the point of suspension (1″) on the radius rod quickly disturbs the port openings, the cut offs much less so, whereas shifting the weighshaft 1″ horizontally either side equalises port openings at the expense of cut off disparity. It's made easy in this case because the movements at the valve end are quite small. Re: Walschaerts valve gear model Post by Manxman1831 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:01 pm York used to have an entire stack of apprentice/engineering models of valve gear types in the middle of the warehouse section. It is mechanically necessary to provide in the anchor or union link a flexible connection. The radius rod slopes at 0.1 degrees! Warning - a few mathematics terms from now on. Please work in sequence. Compared with the exceptionally good King Class valve gear this little tank design gave the design team a headache, compounded by the adoption of an anchor link driving directly from the crosshead little end pin. I've used the 'merge' facility in Gmax to make a new model. 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. The rather spindly rods are more than capable of taking the light loads involved. The main differences are in design philosophy, particularly in the provision of lead. Link the parts directly driven by the wheel - coupling rods, connecting rods & return crank rods to the wheel, probably wheels2. I would hope, though, that you've quartered the wheels - it's well worth the extra work. 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. In right hand elevation the backset produces an anticlockwise angle of 24.43o and a clockwise one of 24.33o – essentially equal. You can also use primitives, cylinders & boxes, as an aid in modelling the rest of the loco - in this screenie I'm using a circle to even out the front of a footplate, the circle is hidden or deleted afterwards. The events, however, prove by simulation to be magnificent, addressed to the heavy gradients expected without much compromise in reverse. Walschaerts would have been easier, because the Hackworth gear is meant tot be used with inclined cylinders. Symmetrical layouts for short travel outside admission valves reduce the problems dramatically irrespective of scale. The BR Class 7 motion owes much to American layout practice with equiangular expansion link swings and a radius rod hanger forward of the trunnion. TSM is not quite as exact, you'll need to be working in the 'transform', 'rotate' menu. Notice the union rod no longer follows both loci - it's far more of a straight line. USING VALVE GEAR SIMULATORS by Don Ashton ... Walschaerts’ gear. TSM is not as accurate or easy to use but good results are possible with patience. Swindon fought for decent results but LBSC was clearly out of his depth. I'm trying to rig a Walschaerts valve gear, which looks like this: Make a final model by merging parts from both animation models and the original model, obviously save this under another name. The variables are legion and best resolved by computer simulation, where the results are assessed quickly. If you have a different image of similar quality, be sure to : upload it using the proper free license tag, add it to a relevant article, and ; nominate it. Remember that Walschaerts knew nothing about long travels and inside admission valves at the time of invention: some modern designs struggle to emulate the best of those dating from early in the 20th century. More information is given on the LEAD page. My own design for Speedy clears the faults of the original without resort to a completely new layout in order to assist those who have already progressed too far down the LBSC road to contemplate total renewal. Most locos built since the 1920s use piston valves as per the diagram; some earlier locos with lower superheat & pressure used slide valves - look at the animation 'wals_out' notice the radius rod links with the combination lever below the valve axis. 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