One of the advantages of Moseley membership described in our membership leaflet is that volunteers can learn new skills. One of these is the long lost art of Simplex radiator tube fitting. A selling point of the Simplex loco was the Davies Patent Detachable Tube Radiator, which allows individual tubes to be removed and replaced when required due to damage or corrosion. Each is a brass tube fitted with brass or steel vanes to increase surface area for cooling. The tubes are held in with individual rubber seals at top and bottom.
– The wearing of gloves is no protection against knuckle skin loss.