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Re: It's officially announced: F Express service in Brooklyn

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Sat Jul 13 09:31:41 2019, in response to Re: It's officially announced: F Express service in Brooklyn, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sat Jul 13 09:13:28 2019.

Just speaking of the B Division,IMO, the higher numbered R32's with the different fan covers (3800-3949) and the first 190 R38's were much stuffer than the other fan covers found on the rest of the R32's, and R27/30's.

Yes, that's true. I felt the R27-32's with the original axiflow fan baffles made it bearable. The #3800 R32's through R-40's were hot. R 38's were ovens !

When the fans were spinning slowly, likely caused by a faulty thermostat that was never repaired/changed, it was like a sauna in there, especially on the R32/38 thanks to those vent windows.

Fans spinning slowly in the summer ? I never recalled that, though I don't doubt it. I do remember the axiflows spinning slowly in the winter to redirect warm air down. Ya know, heat rises. Never saw them at full speed in the winter.

While we're turning this into FanChat, in warm weather when the fans were turning slowly, we would climb out of the tunnel onto the Manhattan Bridge where it was much warmer. The thermostats sensed this and you could hear the motorized plenums in the ceiling open one section at a time. Then the fans would go to high speed. I noticed this on the R 32's when they were assigned to the Q Broadway Exp.

Bill Newkirk


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