Unspecified 0-6-0 Locomotives in Belgium

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 12922)

Data from John Bourne, CE, Examples of steam, air, & gas engines of the most recent approved types (London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1878), p. 132-133

Bourne's information tells us that this six-coupled tank was produced in Ghent and that it was exhibited at the big exhibition in Paris in 1867.

Locobase unearthed an acerbic rejection by Ben Lomond in a letter to Engineering of 12 July 1867 (p. 31) of the Carels as a "well-turned-out speciment of locomotive work"in an early article on the locomotives of the 1867 Paris Exhibition. Lomond spluttered: "Had it been ordered by the Imperial Commission to be removed from the Champs de Mars, it would have been 'well turned out' indeed, for it is conspicuously the worst in workmanship and finish in the whole Exhibition."

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID12922
Number in Class
Road Numbers
Number Built
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.17 / 3.10
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)10.17 / 3.10
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)10.17 / 3.10
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)40,320 / 18,289
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)40,320 / 18,289
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)40,320 / 18,289
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)22 / 11
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)47 / 1194
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 18" / 381x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)9522 / 4319.11
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.23
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)168 - 1.77" / 45
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 8.85 / 2.70
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)64.50 / 5.99
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)22.50 / 2.09
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)765 / 71.10
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)765 / 71.10
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume207.79
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2925
Same as above plus superheater percentage2925
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8385
Power L13008
Power MT493.41

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