• fm engines in russian 2te10m locomotives

  • Discussion of Fairbanks-Morse locomotive products. Official web site can be found here: www.fairbanksmorse.com.
Discussion of Fairbanks-Morse locomotive products. Official web site can be found here: www.fairbanksmorse.com.

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  by Petz
Sure and based on the remarkable weather conditions in Russia only a really rugged locomotive type has a chance to been built in high production numbers and surviving so many years.
Besides that the US - Navy obviously seemed to be satiesfied with their FM - Engines too.
  by railroadcarmover
bengt wrote:A lot of pics of russian OP engines on the link.

http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c63/b ... ?start=all
All pics are copyfree
Thanks for the link. I own an H12-44 with a 38D8 engine along with a spare 38D8 engine. I have to reposition the verticle drive shaft by lifting it up in order to reset the crank lead and the ball gear and ring gears are huge.
  by Adgarharrison
Even in the 21st century it's not difficult to hear F-M OP's in action; unfortunately, they are deep inside big tug boats, and not railroad locomotives.The Soviets copied the OPs from Fairbanks-Morse?
  by Petz
Adgarharrison wrote:The Soviets copied the OPs from Fairbanks-Morse?
Not only copied but upgraded and fitted with turbochargers.

A second copy had been done from Alco RS1 locos; close your eyes for only listening this video
and your brain will surely think at a turbocharched six cylinder Alco 539 engine without any doubt...:wink:
  by philipmartin
FCP503 wrote:The Trainsim.ru website has a lot of videos of ТЭ10 series locos in action (and many others!) http://trainsim.ru/download/113/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Many of these videos depict the ТЭ10 series locos tendency to produce huge quantities of smoke!

Here is a pic of the 10Д100 engine http://www.tmholding.ru/main/catalog/pr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... 50/657/659

The website discussing the connection of CKD Praha engines with the Baldwin/De La Verne design is very interesting. This type of engine is used in the ЧМЭ3 series of locos. (among other things)

One could be forgiven in thinking that a lot of these design simularities were just coincidence, just different designers arriving at simular conclusions for simular reasons. The F-M shares conceptual simularities with the the Junkers Jumo and Napier Deltic designs after all. But as Allen has mentioned the dimension being the same as the engine designs that were copied is kind of a smoking gun that these are direct copies!

Amazing that engines designs that were seen as "unsuccessfull" in US locomotive use were/are so prolific in Russia!
I just copied this entire post to the Worldwide Railfan Forum here, under the title "Russian rail equipment." I find the illustrations in the catalogue linked to (http://www.tmholding.ru/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) very interesting.