Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Victor, Jun 1, 2012.
Again, typically WR but I thought green suited them better.
A remarkably similar image to that posted by @Spamcan81, who was standing about a foot to my right! Good to see the loco out and about, and I hope they manage to get it fixed soon. I know it was only on one engine but it didn't sound right yesterday.
After several years without any, it's only three weeks until the next Deltic on the ECML!
Oh I do, I do, but, on two engines and running at 100 mph I'll take then in any colour you care to mention. Who can remember when Gerry Feinnes went to the BR board with his order , "3300 hp please"
And I've a lot of experience with those. One recollection sticks in the memory, coming over the Brecon Beacons (yes) on a dark snowy night, mightily fed up, and the TS3 decided to de-coke itself, I was only a lad, I didn't know what was happening so I switched it off. Later back at base I got a round of boll------I got shouted at, "you should have revved the testicles of it, they do it regularly, it gives 'em a good clear out". Lesson learned.
TS3, known as 'Knockers' in Australia, apparently.
Dolly Parton has them, apparently.
Foden vehicles fitted with their 2-stroke engine had a special silencer that incorporated a section to collect the sparks with provision for emptying it.
Not much of a silencer if my memory recalls...
Not the greatest sound and video quality. I've driven the 1st one, DHH882C a few miles in the past.
And another that when new was not far from me.
Super...people don't know what they've missed....many thanks for that...I'm sure Victor's metal knees will rattle with delight..
I was surprised to see my local petrol station still sells two-stroke oil.
Apropos the second video: Hold. Your. Phone. Sideways.
Or maybe (a) they have their telly turned vertically at home or (b) the Baird 30-line aspect ratio is making a comeback.
I wish Gerry could have ordered a couple of dozen more and then followed that up with the 4000hp Super Deltic.
Or BR had proceeded with its plans for a Napier powered HST?
Thing is, the Deltic design also showed it could save money by displacing 55 steam locomotives and I think that was of greater importance.
Do we know if the proposed "Super Deltic" would have been easier on the track than Kestrel?
Commers were very popular among the grain cockies back in the day. Still plenty of them “knocking” around, running or rusting.
No idea mate but the thrash would have been awesome.
But with a brace of turbo-charged "Baby Deltic" lumps?
I never drove a 2 stroke Foden (but I wish I had, even with that bloody 12 speed Foden gearbox )
D9000 going for another jolly tomorrow. Euston to Carlisle non-stop! 87002 working the empties from Crewe to Euston in the morning and back from Carlisle in the afternoon.
Is it ECS or open to cranks and Ned’s?
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