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I've see a prototype photo of a winch on the front of a Hiesler and ON30 kits to put them on Shays. Where would a steam line for powering a winch be plumbed to the locomitve. Just drilled and tapped onto the top of the boiler?
 

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It would be into the steam dome (not just anywhere on the top of the boiler). Actually, it most likely would come from a steam manifold in the cab, usually near the top center of the boiler backhead along with a hand valve to control the admission of steam to a second valve at the winch, the manifold being fed from a connection to the main steam dome or a secondary one, possibly in the cab area.
 
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