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Loco musings ex the 71000 thread

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by m&gn50, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Stevo_m

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    No, there was a lot of measurements involved prior to any decisions.
     
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    I know this will have me written off as a traditionalist pedant but it grates when I see 71000 referred to as "he". Locomotives have always been feminine, "she"! I also detest Cromwell being referred to as "Ollie". Dignity is an endangered concept.
     
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    Provided that the group isn't being silly with privacy settings its not particularly hard to extract Facebook posts to display on a web page, so if your regular newsmonger can only manage face book a competent web designer can still ensure that posts made on facebook appear on the proper web site. If anyone's interested I can give them some starting points.
     
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    While thinking of the no.71000 "Duke of Gloucester", does anyone know what the highest recorded power output of this locomotive is?


    Knut:)
     
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    Hello Knut
    The BR test report gives 2100 DBHP at 40 mph and 1400 at 90 mph.
    Before rebirth/tune up of the Duke the norwegian Dovregubben 2-8-4 made 2600 hp for same mass and less coal.
    If You give me Your e-mail I can forward a copy of test repport.
    Do You have the German test of the Dovregubben 1940?
     
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    Thanks a lot for this information!:) That`s really impressive, about 3200 IHP.

    Might these rcordings be from this remarkable run?



    Knut
     
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    Did you never do Rheine - Emden behind a 012, or the Saalfeld loop: - D504 to Halle - P7337 to Leipzig and E805 back to Sallfeld behind an oil-fired 01.5? Fantastic performance!
    Incidentally, the 01.5 oil were rated 2500HP, against the 2000HP of the coal-fired version.
     
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    quite right

    Crommie is much nicer
     
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    does anyone have any info on the alleged 50,000 lb per hour steamrate
     

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