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Damaged brass boiler

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This page depicts a leaking brass boiler (ruptured steampipe/) from an european manufacturer

Manfred Diel SA # 1313
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Is the boiler made of brass and not copper?
according to the included text its brass, stressed out through the heating/cooling cycles

MD SA #1313
The model is the old and very rare Regner Hartzquerbahn/Wernigerode 2-10-2 VIIk. I have only seen one, and its running was said to be problematic to say the least.

See- http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/showphoto.php?photo=64&size=big&password=&sort=7&thecat=504

I am nevertheless surprised that it 'let go'...this is what the poster has to say...

'...this is a view of an irrepairably damaged boiler taken just now. The gas burner from a brass boiler [not mine] has split behind the seam. The test, carried out with a pressure test bottle applied via an extension, is unambiguous. At 0,5 bar the boiler, the water spurts from the location of the defect.'

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