Posted 09 April 2012 - 18:04
Posted 09 April 2012 - 19:10
Posted 09 April 2012 - 19:57
Fair enough, thank you for the corrected link!
The bogies on the 221s are different to the 220s and 222s (I think it's that way round). Anyway, the tilting ones have chunkier bogies, and the non-tilting Voyagers have very distinctive bogies with a lot of wheel visible. Technical description to follow from someone else!
I'm sorry but I have to correct you their, the 220's and 222's both have lightweight inside bearing bogies, which are also used on the Class 172's, where as the 221's need heavy outside bearing bogies one to attach the tilting equipment to and to allow them to withstand the forces on them when tilting at 100+ mph
Edited by St. Simon, 09 April 2012 - 19:58 .
Posted 09 April 2012 - 20:12
Are the (former) Voyagers built to a "tilting" body profile and the Meridians not so?
I was todl that was the case by some Virgin
gadg, managperson a while since and it would explain why the Voyager is like a rather small rabbit hutch inside....
All to the same profile - see post #8 for a near frontal comparison of both.
The 222 has a better specced interior in terms of seats and layout to a 220/221, which may make the 222 seem larger internally.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 20:23
- vertical strakes either side of screen
- different shape light clusters
- different shape driver's side window
- different shape coupler aperture
- different cab front details
Edited by 'CHARD, 09 April 2012 - 20:23 .
Posted 09 April 2012 - 22:01
Together with needing less internal equipment (no tilt pack) I think this makes the intermediate saloons a bit longer on the 222. I notice some of the linked photos for the 222 show a small window at one end of the row of larger ones on some intermediate cars, but I can't see that on any of the 220 pictures. Perhaps someone could confirm if this is a difference or am I just missing something here!
Posted 09 April 2012 - 22:24
The cab is very different. I had heard the thing about Virgin copyrighting the design, but wasn't sure if it was true. Scanning through the photos it seems that the Meridians (222) have a coach with one extra window compared to the Voyagers. And the DMFO has one less window.