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The BG is a barrier van; HST has fixed-head couplers, and no side buffers. The van allows the PC to be recovered from the rear by a standard loco should the need arise. This formation was insisted on for some years due to the unreliability of HST PCs in the later " Valenta" era.

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2 hours ago, seraphim said:

The BG is a barrier van; HST has fixed-head couplers, and no side buffers. The van allows the PC to be recovered from the rear by a standard loco should the need arise. This formation was insisted on for some years due to the unreliability of HST PCs in the later " Valenta" era.

Yet the Power Car carries something a little simpler to permit recovery from the sharp end - presumably that's always been a more likely necessity !!?!

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26 minutes ago, Wickham Green too said:

Yet the Power Car carries something a little simpler to permit recovery from the sharp end - presumably that's always been a more likely necessity !!?!

It would be if it were running as a set. At any rate, requiring a barrier vehicle 'in front' of the power car when running alone would make sighting signals (or anything else) very interesting indeed.

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On 25/07/2021 at 14:23, Gibbo675 said:

Hi Folks,

 

The first few seconds shew a BG being hauled by a single HST power car.

 

 

 

Gibbo.

At 39:10 is a Eurostar set being towed.

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2 hours ago, melmerby said:

At 39:10 is a Eurostar set being towed.

Hi Melmerby,

 

You ate quite correct, the class 37 with only the barrier/translator wagons is to be seen a minute two earlier.

 

Gibbo.

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8 hours ago, DavidB-AU said:

Modelling a preserved line? Consider Arleytinney TMD!

 

 

What was happening there then?

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Alternatively, getting in early in sourcing replacement traction for the day when coal-fired locomotives are no longer permitted.......

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9 minutes ago, caradoc said:

Alternatively, getting in early in sourcing replacement traction for the day when coal-fired locomotives are no longer permitted.......

If that's the case they should start putting up the OHE so they can use fossil fuel free locomotives:jester:

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7 hours ago, melmerby said:

If that's the case they should start putting up the OHE so they can use fossil fuel free locomotives:jester:

Better still batteries under every seat and traction motors in every bogie .............. and a very large Seuthe smoke generator + sound chip in the loco ( steam or diesel ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, smoke'll be banned !

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7 minutes ago, Wickham Green too said:

Better still batteries under every seat and traction motors in every bogie .............. and a very large Seuthe smoke generator + sound chip in the loco ( steam or diesel ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, smoke'll be banned !

Hi Wickham,

 

If smoke is to be banned those new fandangled locomotives will just have to VAPE !!!!

 

Gibbo.

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1 hour ago, Gibbo675 said:

Hi Wickham,

 

If smoke is to be banned those new fandangled locomotives will just have to VAPE !!!!

 

Gibbo.

Vaping still produces an obnoxious smell.

Must be that strawberry flavoured cannabis or whatever, the yoof of today vapes.:jester:

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What heritage railways need in each train is an onboard gym carriage complete with exercise bikes connected to dynamos to power the motors.

Get the punters pedalling like hell and the train moves.... just!:nyam:

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6 hours ago, melmerby said:

What heritage railways need in each train is an onboard gym carriage complete with exercise bikes connected to dynamos to power the motors.

Get the punters pedalling like hell and the train moves.... just!:nyam:

Which is really just an over-complicated version of this:

  

On 21/07/2021 at 19:14, Watto1990 said:

 

Pedal harder! We’re two minutes late!

 

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Surely the SVR, being located next to the river, would be in an ideal position to build a hydro-electric power station, and electrify using green electricity? :jester:

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The solution to OHLE free electrification is simple.  Provide a phone charging point at evey seat and use the batteries in people's phones to power the train without telling them. :jester:

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Alternatively, heritage railways could show railways as they were in the good old days, before these horrible things we have nowadays called locomotives came along and ruined them.

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