SJ8746 : Etruria Industrial Museum - starting the beam engine

taken 12 days ago, near to Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Etruria Industrial Museum - starting the beam engine
Etruria Industrial Museum - starting the beam engine
Volunteer Ben is working the slide valve by hand to get Princess running smoothly in the right direction. He will then kick loose the mechanism holding the eccentric rod up. It will then engage the gab and the engine will become self acting. There is a real knack to the timing as the valve has to be reversed over the dead centres. Miss the timing and the engine will stall and even run backwards. Later in the afternoon a new volunteer was being put through her paces but I didn't take any shots of her.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 November, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 December, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
Etruria 
Primary Subject of Photo
Machine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8721 4682 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.1114N 2:11.5264W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8721 4682
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Stationary Steam Engine  Beam Engine  Industrial Museum 

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