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CitroJim wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 06:02
One thing us diesel enthusiasts like ...
Have you paid a visit to the Internal Fire – Museum of Power yet?

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Paul-R wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 11:35
Have you paid a visit to the Internal Fire – Museum of Power yet?


No, sadly not and not being local - i.e. beyond cycling range - I'm very unlikely to any times soon :(

My driving skills are just not up to it...

Noe, if anyone would like to take me and/or accompany me ;)

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Bit of resurrection and repetion never hurt anyone.....some may not remember the Airfix thread which has slipped graciously into oblivion so here are a a few interesting engines from the not strictly on-topic post I made some time ago....

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Now that being s back some happy memories from my childhood :D

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CitroJim wrote:
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Now that being s back some happy memories from my childhood :D

Same here :)

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CitroJim wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 06:02

One thing us diesel enthusiasts like is a good clagfest from a locomotive - that's when it smokes more freely than an old steam engine!!!

I'll try and find a few good videos of classic clagfests :)


Something like this?


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Pah! Amateurs. I've seen buses belching more smoke than that* :-D

* Joke. Not meant seriously :wink:

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If you peruse the current Whatsthisthen? of the car outside "Jim's Cafe" my best guess so far has an interesting engine claim to fame....the car with the smallest V4 engine

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EDC5 wrote:
13 Oct 2018, 20:49
CitroJim wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 06:02

One thing us diesel enthusiasts like is a good clagfest from a locomotive - that's when it smokes more freely than an old steam engine!!!

I'll try and find a few good videos of classic clagfests :)


Something like this?



Most lorries did that in the '50's, the ones that didn't have petrol engines that was.

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I seem to remember little EDB diesel engines as well.

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Peter.N. wrote:
13 Oct 2018, 21:45
I seem to remember little EDB diesel engines as well.

Peter


Ihere is more information here on EDB engines than anyone is ever likely to need. I do like a bit of old advertising though...

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That's the one. I think that was my first introduction to internal combustion engines, I remember trying to start one with a propeller on it clamped in a vice. Thanks for that bit of nostalgia. Ether, paraffin and castor oil was what I seem to remember made up the fuel.

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CitroJim wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 15:02
Paul-R wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 11:35
Have you paid a visit to the Internal Fire – Museum of Power yet?


No, sadly not and not being local - i.e. beyond cycling range - I'm very unlikely to any times soon :(

My driving skills are just not up to it...

Noe, if anyone would like to take me and/or accompany me ;)



We need to have a chat about that I reckon, Jim.

It's somewhere that's on my bucket list, so we might be able to arrange something at some point.

Have to wonder whether it would be the stuff inside I'd be looking at, or outside listening to the noises from the various exhausts...

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Peter.N. wrote:
13 Oct 2018, 21:43
EDC5 wrote:
13 Oct 2018, 20:49
CitroJim wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 06:02

One thing us diesel enthusiasts like is a good clagfest from a locomotive - that's when it smokes more freely than an old steam engine!!!

I'll try and find a few good videos of classic clagfests :)


Something like this?



Most lorries did that in the '50's, the ones that didn't have petrol engines that was.

Peter


Oh yes!!! Love that :D Magical :twisted: