Interesting article, thanks.
I believe that Chaplins main business was steam cranes.
In Britain maybe; in the US, the EMD-powered locmotives worked pretty well from the outset.
Opening a new thread will not change what people post, as long as it is within the rules of the forum, anyone is welcome to share their thoughts...
Presumably Bristol Aero Engines managed the heat dispersion in their air cooled radials, which seemed to be reasonably reliable, except possibly...
Any reason why 41312 should not be overhauled straight out of service? Would seem to make sense unless it was a total basket case.
You think rail applications are bad, you should see the power-cycles for offshore drilling; min-full 30seconds-min, all day at times.
I think that the Deltic Diesel Engine is deserving of a mention in this thread; whilst it did put out a decent amount of power for its size, its...
It was named 'Harry A. Frith' if I remember correctly.
Don't be sad that it's over, be glad that it happened ...
Many thanks for that.
Question; did the D15s ever run with 'watercart' tenders in BR days? - I think I have only ever seen photos of them with 6w tenders.
30837 on its last rail tour - photo credit as per caption.
One of the tenders at the Mid-Hants came from Eastleigh works, where it had been converted to a diesel engine test bed.
Very sad news from the USA;
Looks great :)
Is it still part of the national collection?
The RNHF has now changed into a fully civilian manned/operated organisation, Navy Wings, which is operated as a charitable trust, with some...
Missed that detail; can't think why you wouldn't want to use gauges.
A set of thread pitch gauges might be a good investment, such as;
To you maybe, to others it is standard.
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