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Pedal to the Metal...

Been working on the throttle.  The Daylight's throttle is in the smokebox.  I used an ANSI fire rated SS ball valve for the throttle to handle the high heat and works great.

 

Needed to make several parts by hand which took a bit of time.  Here I made modifications to the smokebox for the throttle. 

 

(after running her on steam, the lever below was extended 3/8" to give better throttle control)

 

This part is used half way and is connected to the boiler.

 

Then I made the notches for the throttle lever...

 

It made it large (and strong) enough so I can get my hand around it and use some force without bending anything.  Definitely NOT to scale.

 

This is the mounting bracket I made for the throttle lever.

 

Here is the whole throttle setup with linkage and all.  I have a temporary brass rod on the rear portion to be replaced with SS as soon as I get it.

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