The National Traction Engine Trust

Steaming October 2013 has just been published and members should either have received their copy or will receive it in the next few days.

As usual there is much news about the Trust and its activities over recent months.

One article, about fusible plugs, is particularly interesting. It not only covers the history of fusible plugs from the first one used by Richard Trevithick in 1804 to the Nabic types which were in use by large numbers of boilers in the heyday of steam. It includes some technical information such as the temperature at which the plug is designed to fuse. The article concentrates on Lancashire and Cornish boilers - all relevant to traction engine users but there is also specific information about locomotive type boilers.

21 Oct 2013