Pictures of MÁV Class 342 "Turkey" steamer


MÁV Class 342 loco b/w minipic Old manufacturer's photo of the Class 342 prototype. Two prototypes were built with copper firebox before the WW1. After WW1 none of them remained in Hungary, thus the Class 342 became here a pure Brotan-boiler Class.
MÁV Class 342 loco b/w minipic Old manufacturer's photo of the Class 342, the version built in numbers by MÁVAG/Budapest and Henschel/Kassel-Germany. You can recognize the tapered boiler top: this shows the Brotan-boiler.
MÁV Class 342 loco minipic The only available Class 342 loco in Hungary, the 342,006. It is on plinth in front of Vác station. The MÁV "Nostalgia" comity refuses to refurbish any locos with Brotan boiler, as there is no technology available to repair the Brotan boiler's tube firebox.
MÁV Class 342 (Slovenian Class 17) loco minipic This is a Slovenian (former Yugoslavian) Class 17 loco, the former MÁV 342,164. Its flat top boiler shape shows clearly that it is equipped with copper firebox. As originally only MÁV 342,001 and 002 were built this way, one can suppose that the Yugoslavian railway, JZD has rebuilt the Class 17 with new boiler. Probably they copied the boiler of the prototypes, as one of those prototypes was given to Yugoslavia after WW1. The photo was taken on the locomotive show on 7th July 1993 in Budapest.
MÁV Class 342 loco front minipic The front of 342,006. Before WW2 the MÁV steamers did not have number shields on the front.
MAV Class 342 rear photo minipicThe rear part of the 342,006.
MÁV Class 342 loco front minipic The front of 342,006. You can see the dual stage Westinghouse air pump. The leading and trailing wheelsets were designed as Adams-axle. The leaf springs above the footplate show this.
MÁV Class 342 (Slovenian Class 17) loco front minipic The front of the Slovenian Class 17 loco. The steam generator is mounted differently than on the Hungarian ones. The photo was taken on the locomotive show on 7th July 1993 in Budapest.
The left side of the longboiler and water tank top. Such photos are important to build the model correctly. This picture was taken on August 15th, 2002 in the Locomotive Museum in Budapest.
MÁV 342-es sorozatú gôzmozdony minipic The cab from the top. The roof openings are invisible from the usual viewing angle. The picture was taken on March 8th, 2003 in the shed of the Museum stock workshop Istvántelke.
MÁV 342-es sorozatú gôzmozdony minipic The boiler top with all tubing. A basic shot for making the model's tubing. The picture was taken on March 8th, 2003 in the shed of the Museum stock workshop Istvántelke.
MÁV Class 342 (Slovenian Class 17) loco back minipic The rear part of the Slovenian Class 17. In Yugoslavia they mounted a toolbox between the cab floor and the frame.
MÁV Class 342 (Slovenian Class 17) loco rods minipic The valve gear of the Slovenian Class 17.
MÁV Class 342 (Slovenian Class 17) loco rods minipic The reverse link of the Slovenian Class 17. It is rather hidden behind the tank.
MÁV Class 342 loco b/w minipic The rear driver and the injector of the 342,006.
MÁV Class 342 (Slovenian Class 17) loco injector minipic The rear driver and the injector of the Slovenian Class 17. The picture shows an earlier type of injector than those on the 342,006.
MÁV Class 342 loco trailer wheel minipic The trailing wheel of the 342,006. No toolbox, like on the Slovenian loco.
MÁV Class 342 (Slovenian Class 17) loco firebox minipic The firebox backhead of the Slovenian Class 17. This also shows a copper firebox. To compare with a Brotan firebox, look at the Class 328 firebox backhead. All Hungarian Class 342s had Brotan boiler.
MÁV Class 342 (Slovenian Class 17) loco right outlook minipic The engineer's view from the Slovenian Class 17. On tank locos the view was even limited by the water tank, even if its front part was slanted downwards.
MÁV Class 342 (Slovenian Class 17) loco left outlook minipic The fireman's view from the Slovenian Class 17.
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