Foster Rastrick & Company Steam Engines-Mobile Lokomobile The Agenoria, this is the model made by Fo

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Foster Rastrick & Company

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Steam Toys Mobile Lokomobile



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The Agenoria, this is the model made by Foster Rastrick & company in Storubridge one year before the actual engine was built, model has cast the date ad 1828 on the rear wheels, model is very detailed with all the valves, locks, piping, cylinders and all the switches every rivet is in detail, two working men and the coal barrel are included, the men are made out of cast rubber and are quite delicate. The Agenoria In the UK, the better-known of the first engines is probably the Agenoria - not least because it still survives after nearly two centuries. It was built in 1829 by Foster Rastrick & Company in Stourbridge for service on the Earl of Dudley s Shutt End Colliery Railway in Kingswinford, Staffordshire. It weighed 11 tons, had four coupled wheels of 4ft 0.75 inches diameter and two cylinders of 8.5 inches diameter by 36 inches stroke. On ist first outing, it reportedly carried 360 people in 8 trucks at a speed of 7.5 mph, which would have been 45 people to a truck, though some may have been children. Even so, we might guess at an average weight of 12 stone (168 lbs.) or about 27 tons in addition to the vehicles themselves. In common with many early locomotives, the Agenoria had two pivotted beams high over the boiler, with an assortment of rods connected to the coupling rods on the wheels. As these moved vigorously during motion, people living along the line reputedly nicknamed the locomotive The Grasshopper. "The Agenoria was a four-wheeled engine, with all four wheels connected by pins in the wheels. The boiler was a round cylindrical one no drop part for the furnace, and the smokebox had a well-painted lion s head on it. The cylinders were vertical, placed at the back and each side of the furnace, with grasshopper beams and connecting-rods from them to the crankpins in the wheels. The back wheels and the side-rods between them and the front wheels the outer ends of the beams were supported by a pair of radius rods which formed the parallel motion." The Agenoria - The last of the old designs: Between 1803 and 1829 perhaps as many as 50 locomotives were built. Most operated on coal-carrying railways at around 4 to 6 mph. The Agenoria built in 1829, the same year as Rocket, is typical of the old technology." The locomotive was produced by Foster, Rastrick and Company. The Agenoria was the prototype of the four locomotives of the Lion class The rocking beams and complicated rods and levers used to take the power of the pistons to the locomotive wheels." Also the single flue running through the boiler. This took the hot gasses from the locomotive s fire through the water in the boiler. It worked but was not an efficient means of steam production. Some collieries used huge kettles beside the line to ensure that water was already hot when it was pumped into the boiler." In Britain the Agenoria was outdated almost as soon as it was built, for 1829 was also the year that George Stephenson s Rocket appeared, and it was this locomotive - especially when modified a short while afterwards - that virtually set the pattern for the rest of the steam age. Nevertheless, the Agenoria continued working for some 35 years until about 1864. It became part of the Science Museum s collection, and was on show for many years in the museum in South Kensington, London. Later still, it went on loan to the old York Railway Museum, just to the south of York station. Following the opening of the National Railway Museum in the roundhouse just to the north of the station, it was moved the

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