[modeleng] Re: Midlands ME exhibition

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??
>>
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