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Ivatt Diesel Re-creation Society

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by MellishR, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. The Green Howards

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    10201-3 look nice in a 3/4 view - it's in profile they look bloody awful.
     
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    Just a thought since there are so many new build steam projects , how is the costs of a complete new build diesel loco vs. a new build steam locomotive? Cheaper or more costly? If it`s possible ,it could be interesting to compare:)

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    From what I've seen of planned new-build diesels, most involve heavy modifications to existing vehicles which I assume preserves "grandfather rights" for the VAB? The most advanced of these projects is the Baby Deltic project.

    To be honest, I think a new-build diesel from scratch would be much more complex (and consequently, more expensive) than new-build steam. Steam engines are fairly simple beasts, after all.
     
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    Good point, my friend:) Maybe it would be less complex if they just build a new build diesel as a static replica?
     
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    It's all in the eye of the beholder though, isn't it? My girlfriend says I'm handsome, but I suspect neither you two nor most other folk would agree.

    I think 10201-03 looked a lot neater, sleeker and with less 'bits bolted on' than most of their immediate contemporaries. In green with small yellow panels, 10203 looked positively modern. And what is a diesel or electric loco if it isn't a 'box with round edges'? (Unless it's the Fell, which was three boxes with not very rounded edges...)
     
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    Could that be because Bulleid specified that the locomotives adopt a similar profile to existing EMU stock ?
     
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    Perhaps this one does and I’d agree it’s good looking but most of the best looking locos were not matched to their rolling stock either in shape or livery.
     
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    Eye of the beholder .... absolutely.

    My favourite diesels are the ones with long noses .... Deltics, GM E and F Units, Alco PA, Malayan Railways Class 20, etc.. Definitely not box-shaped.
     
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    Agree with you , but I will include my absolute favourite, this one;) https://www.nmj.no/media/catalog/pr...f0fa2c1f0d1ba5e241f914e856ff9/1/0/1014709.jpg what do you think?

    (and yes, It has its origin from the GM E and F class)

    kind regards:)

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