Yep, even the stink is realistic! BarriePurslow Warrington Uk ----- Original Message ----- From: "Clif Walker" <clif.gwr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 12:00 PM Subject: [modeleng] Re: Midlands ME exhibition > Hi All, > > Yes the loco has a genuine Gas Turbine and is being built by Tim Coles who > wrote a book some years ago on Steam Loco construction. > I saw the loco in action last year at the Bristol Show and it is quite > impressive. The gas turbine used is the type of Jet engine as used in > Model > Aircraft. > I seem to remember that the working revs are about 120,000 RPM so it is a > fair gear train that reduces the speed down to the wheels. > These jet engines are impressive in action. I was watching one being run > up > on a test bench clamped to a stand and the bushes about six feet away were > being laid well over with the jet blast out the back. I think that apart > from the power output, about 7HP is absorbed in the jet driving the > compressor stage > The other fun is that the loco is Radio Controlled so that once it has > been > started up, Tim operates it from just siting back on the riding car. > > Regards > > Clif > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Allen Messer" <al_messer@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 3:59 PM > Subject: [modeleng] Re: Midlands ME exhibition > > >> Dave, was the loco actually powered by a scale gas >> turbine engine?? >> > > MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. > > To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, > modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject > line. > > > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. > Version: 7.0.344 / Virus Database: 267.12.0/134 - Release Date: 14/10/2005 > > MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.