The Mallet's valve gear :
The Walschaert valve gear is fully calculates and optimized. The trucks are similar and are like two separates 060 loco. As all the calculations are vaditated, each part of the valve gear can be modelized with the 3D CAD system and machined.
The theory of the steam machines is used for the calculations.
A simulation with the VAP software alows to view the forward and backword motions.
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