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English Electric 6KT engines.

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Eightpot, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Eightpot

    Eightpot Well-Known Member Friend

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    As used in the 350 hp Diesel-Electric shunters. 'LMS Locomotive Profiles' No. 12 (by Wild Swan Publications) quotes a compression ratio of 30 : 1 which I regard as unrealistic, possibly unobtainable. I would regard a figure of more in the region of 15 : 1 as being nearer the mark. Does anyone know?
     
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    The Saggin' Dragon Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    From memory, 16:1 I believe.
     
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    That sounds a more sensible figure. Thanks for the info.
     
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