Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by DismalChips, May 24, 2018.
Oh gawd, all those pacers in one spot. Hope Victor hasn't got any contacts in Bomber Command
The Romanian Engines were made under License same as Vickers were. Several groups made a combined straight LDA head purchase some years ago when you could get heads off of 6LDA DH and DE shunters with less than 1,000 hours. Three heads we bought were installed and have done several thousand hours already. Only difference was metric threads for the rockers etc so we got nearly new castles for those as well. Rocker oil feeds and drains banjos were BSP threads. At that time plenty of liners and turbos in the stores. Brake equipment they used was the same base Okerlion design but had different castings but still recognisable as FD1 and FV3 etc Plenty of LDA twin bank engines around but they had more hours and wear and tear.
I imagine he is saving the empty beer bottles to make Molotov cocktails
There are some 'handy lads' round the Keighley area, those Cummins and Voith parts will be quite attractive.
Empty Laphroaig bottles, surely?
The way things are going with this 'stay at home' business there will be another emptybottle tonight. #1 son will be doing our weekly shop tomorrow and I've made sure a litre is on the list.
For those who still have nighmares about them.
Imagine seeing this lot roll up at your platform.
Are you trying to give @Victor nightmares @Ploughman?
You ought to give a warning before posting videos like that so at least we can go into private browsing mode. God-only knows what’s going to be in my YouTube suggestions now ...
Thank you for your contribution Mr Ploughman, please don't do it again..............................................
OR, If they are going for scrap let's see more videos please.
If you’re really lucky, you may start seeing material for Bombardier Electrostar units, true heirs to the H Class and Birdcage set...
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I wouldn't worry overly. I mainly watch trains and alt-country music and my recommendations pretty much always assume that I want to watch Dr Jordan Peterson DESTROY feminism. Hours of Pacers would be a welcome relief.
Having spent many hours commuting on them I think it's probably closer to Stockholm Syndrome.
Just for Victor ......
Pacer coach 55572 safely tucked away in Eastleigh works, no doubt awaiting stripping for useful bits and a one way trip in a skip out of town.
(That or refurbishment for the Fawley branch?)
The Fawley branch is just about far enough away from my land that I don't have to concern myself, oop 'ere we've had to suffer the 'kin things for years, it's time for other folk to get acquainted with the abject heaps of misery............
For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of 5 across bus seating...........here's a taster.
It should be on every enthusiasts 'bucket list'.............Carlisle to Leeds (full and standing)
Its being refurbished as the new shed on Victors Allotment.....
We were familiar with 3+2 seating down here as well from 1940's until about 2005.
I'm not certain what was worse, a pacer or a run down 4EPB which either smelt musty and damp or old electric fires about to catch fire.... At least there were fewer drafts in a pacer.
Sorry for winding people up about pacers on the Fawley branch. I forgot to add the !
(They would never manage the climb from Frost Lane to Hythe station.)
Cor that picture takes me back, i used to catch a train every day for about 5 years from Putney to Waterloo and return usually a 4SUB sometimes a 4EPB with the odd 2HAL/BIL but they all smelt musty.
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