• A guided tour of the Deltic locomotive.

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
Perhaps the most famous of the British diesel locomotives, a interesting guided tour.
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I never knew the Napier diesel engine had 3 crankshafts.
  by johnthefireman
 
Thanks, David. I've loved the Deltics virtually my whole life. As a very small boy I climbed on some of the production models being built at the Vulcan Foundry, where my uncle was a draughtsman. In the 'seventies I often rode behind them between Kings Cross and Durham, or stood by the lineside in Durham and listened to that distinctive Deltic sound. A beautiful locomotive.
  by David Benton
 
spRocket wrote:I'm not sure if this has cropped up here before, but here's a 1/8 scale working model of a Deltic (though it's spark-ignition).
Thanks for sharing that with us . What an amazing model.
I think we are going to see a lot more of this in the future, as CNC Engineers retire , and have the time to do such things. Then , of course there is 3D printing, opening a whole new world of possibilities.
I'm kinda looking forward to retiring already!