I found a strange object stuffed down a hole – can anyone tell me what it is? It has a little lever on one side, a circular textile in the middle, and a sticker that says ‘open’.
Passing trains in the falling light remain ever fascinating. The 8F had a clank, and the Hall a squeak, so you knew what was coming. Both issues will be addressed with winter maintenance, I was told.
Thanks for your efforts Jo.
Jo! I didn't even know you were there! I was busy, as I always am at this time of year, acting as one of Santa's elf helpers! And, yes, you did know from the "clank" and the "squeak" which engine was in charge. I'm maybe a bit biased but I prefereed the "squeak"!
It's an Iris valve. Used for stopping/controlling powder flow from bins etc.
i have a suggestion would it be possible to put a link to pway flickr site so i dont have to go to carrage n waggon blog from here n use theirs?
P Way Flickr now under Supporting Sites in the RH Column
so is the iris valve a recent item or could it date from 1905?
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