Ruston, Proctor & Co 0-4-0 Locomotives in Great_Britain


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Elton (Locobase 21091)

Data from "Contractor's Locomotive Tank Engine", Engineer, Volume 67 (10 May 1889), p 395.

The Engineer commented that this builder had "perhaps done more in locomotive work than any other firm in what is known as the agricultural engineering trade." The report added that Engineer needed "scarcely say that the workmanship and material leave nothing to be desired. This firm long since attained a reputation for these things which they are not likely to sacrifice."

Although the drivers were cast iron, many of the other components used Bessemer steel.


Class unknown (Locobase 11163)

Data from "Locomotive Engines at the Paris Exhibition", The Artizan, Vol II, 4th Series, #2 (11 February 1868), p. 27 and "Sir David Campbell on Railway Apparatus", Reports on the Paris Universal Exhibition 1867, Volume IV (London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1868), pp. 497.

The other of the two contractor's engines shown in the English section of the Universal Exhibition at Paris (see Locobase 11162 for the Hughes locomotive), this had the saddle tank mounted relatively far forward. Campbell commented on the fitting of "Clark's smoke-consuming apparatus", the fitting of the injector on the barrel of the boiler, and the extensive use of steel in the locomotive's "motion works".

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassEltonunknown
Locobase ID21091 11163
RailroadRuston, Proctor & CoRuston, Proctor & Co
CountryGreat BritainGreat Britain
Whyte0-4-0ST0-4-0ST
Number in Class11
Road Numbers
GaugeStdStd
Number Built11
BuilderRuston, Proctor & CompanyRuston, Proctor & Company
Year18891867
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)5 / 1.525 / 1.52
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)5 / 1.525 / 1.52
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase11
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)5 / 1.525 / 1.52
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)14,560 / 6604
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)26,880 / 12,19324,640 / 11,177
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)26,880 / 12,19324,640 / 11,177
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)26,880 / 12,19324,640 / 11,177
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)420 / 1.59
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)22 / 1121 / 10.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)33 / 83832 / 813
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)10" x 16" / 254x4068.66" x 16" / 220x406
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)6182 / 2804.114144 / 1879.69
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.35 5.95
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)64 - 2" / 5164 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 7.46 / 2.27 7.25 / 2.21
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)33 / 3.0733 / 3.07
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 5.50 / 0.51 5.50 / 0.51
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)283 / 26.29273 / 25.37
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)283 / 26.29273 / 25.37
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume194.58250.28
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation825715
Same as above plus superheater percentage825715
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area49504290
Power L125412784
Power MT416.81498.19

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