Some video of a Phoenix type steam powered log hauler in action. These machines were used in the woods by logging companies in the early 1900s to haul sleds of logs out to the sawmill in the winter on ice covered roads.
"Yes, I also wondered why there was no upper support for the track. But then, it was the first track system used like this and they probably just didn't think of it in the design. These machines were designed to mostly run in the winter on iced…"
"The roller track, or roller chain, is what the track rides on in the middle, instead of bogie wheels, there's 2 of them on each side, they run between the frame of the drive and the track itself. I'll have to get a better picture of the…"
"Actually, there is a central tooth arrangement on both the front and back main wheel to drive the track. The chain that you see in the picture is a roller chain that rides between the track and the lower frame of the system, although you can't…"
"Hmmm...noticing that the track does NOT have teeth for drive, that instead they used a roller chain instead..which means TWO sets of 'chain' per side to adjust for slack.
The later evolution of cogged track is the definite improvement,…"
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