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Milner Hunslet question

marshall5

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Posted: Mon 6th Aug 2012, 11:37am
Milner Hunslet question

Could I ask any Milner Hunslet owners if they could check their loco or drawings and tell me if the cranks are left or right hand leading as seen from the cab? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ray
 

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Peter Beevers

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Posted: Mon 6th Aug 2012, 1:33pm

It's a long time ago now since I did mine, but I don't recollect it being specified on the drawings. Convention says that right hand lead is the norm, then set the eccentrics to suit, but that's just convention, left hand lead will work equally well.
Peter
 

johndodd

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Posted: Thu 4th Oct 2012, 5:14pm

On my original Milner Hunslet the right side crank is leading.hope this helps.John
 

donaldcottle

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Posted: Thu 4th Oct 2012, 8:36pm

A piece of useless information, (but worth knowing for the future), is that some of Henry Greenlys designs led from the L/H(more unconvention side). Anyway I don't think he had any input into your design, so Johns advice above is worth following.
 

marshall5

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Posted: Fri 5th Oct 2012, 7:38pm

Thanks chaps for confirming my suspicions. Ray
 
 
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