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Posted 07 Aug 2022 07:17 in Western Australia by BDA
Smart move staying with the FDL , It makes for a quick easy AC rebuild as most of the rest is bolt plug .Even the cab bit is reasonably easy and keeps with current safety standards .It will be int ...
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Posted 04 Jul 2022 12:31 in New South Wales by BDA
That gets said a lot but I don't always agree .You have to take into account how much faster you can go on less steeply graded alignments and calculate the point to point times .The original idea ...
Posted 01 Jul 2022 11:59 in Sydney Suburban by BDA
Totoro what essential industry do you work in .
Posted 30 Jun 2022 18:04 in New South Wales by BDA
I didn't mind T Sets but when you worked Illawarra there wasn't a lot of choice .Like everyone going on the sparks you start at Central qualified all metropolitan roads , and in my era from S throug ...
Posted 25 Jun 2022 23:11 in New South Wales by BDA
The why I don't know.For whatever reason they set it up for parallel running . Maybe the intention was for people to be able to easily change from express to all stations trains (at major stations) ...
Posted 25 Jun 2022 09:52 in New South Wales by BDA
No you are wrong , go and have a look at the reference diagrams on Railsafe and note the speed boards .I've worked Vsets to Lithgow and virtually always ran on the suburbans or "inners" - if you lik ...
Posted 23 Apr 2022 19:08 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
For those curious about the Evolution V12 / 7FDL16 difference some may find this old RP thread interesting .
Some more info on the ES44AC's intercoo ...
Posted 17 Apr 2022 09:04 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
No you cannot reach all the switches in the seat . This is part of the reason GT46 ACes built here are such a PITA and an ergonomic nowhere .
Posted 16 Apr 2022 08:58 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
I assume that they are less used to wheelslip than we are .My experience with USDM units was sort of like nobody taught these things how to slip , in the dry anyway .Back here in the east there is ...
Posted 03 Mar 2022 21:36 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
Update .More recently I got to run CF44s and QLs and if anything they seem to be a better all rounder than 93s , though admittedly its been some years since I've had a 93 .I'd have thought the Fle ...
Posted 05 Dec 2021 08:22 in Operators by BDA
With software alterations they can do anything engine management wise .
I'm not 100% certain but I thought urea is about NOx emissions more so than C02 .
Posted 26 Oct 2021 06:03 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
Many people never quite got the "de-rate" thing with them , not really the correct term .The consist monitor software was designed to allow you to "load limit" them to 1 or 6 or 7 or 8 throttle notc ...
Posted 24 Oct 2021 16:50 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
Peter I think you sell the NRs short .Earlier traction motor issues were actually pinion issues , not motors melting .
Aside from this I always though their adhesion issues were cause by their ha ...
Posted 16 Oct 2021 13:40 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
I'd be thinking more likely the 80s 81s 82s DLs ANs 90s , pretty much anything pre NR first .
If the eco Nazis start acting up these would be the greatest liability .Also consumption wise the ol ...
Posted 07 Oct 2021 06:55 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
It would make sense to use as much of the C44ACi tooling and jigs as possible to reduce costs .Building one around the Evo 12 and its associated cooling systems should not be that hard .
A little ...
Posted 05 Oct 2021 15:58 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
Interesting times .
Eventually coal will get sick of those 90 Cl or basically lower narrower SD60/GT46 things .Can easily part them out as spare engines for ANs and power glide alternators and tr ...
Posted 15 Sep 2021 22:51 in Western Australia by BDA
I remember seeing one of Roy Hills Evos on the GNH bridge over the line into Anderson Point . Looked majestic being trailered over that area .
Posted 31 Aug 2021 12:49 in Queensland by BDA
There are a few conflicting factors concerning train lengths imo but the thing is now days that private operators can't ignore train economics - costs .
In a bean counters perfect world freight tra ...
Posted 23 Aug 2021 14:42 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
Diesels specific gravity is close to 75% of water so 800 kilos would get you about 1000L .
A real ACe from memory has about 18000L fuel tank capacity .
Posted 22 Aug 2021 22:32 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA
I couldn't get the above link to work but hopefully this one will .
Posted 21 Aug 2021 23:55 in Signalling and Infrastructure by BDA
Absolutely , great idea .
Posted 24 Jul 2021 09:05 in New South Wales by BDA
A significant number of hours .
This Fassi Hexham link will improve transit times , if done properly , no question about that .Getting freighters off the current route through "Newcastle" is very ...
Posted 22 Jul 2021 20:38 in New South Wales by BDA
There were discussions about this bypass some time ago in I think an Inland Rail thread .In an ideal world this bypass would continue up to Dungog . That way all traffic on the Brisbane Sydney corri ...
Posted 17 Jul 2021 16:26 in New South Wales by BDA
This should have been completed a long time ago . It is most unreasonable to have to run to Hexham via Broadmeadow when a more direct route could have and should have been constructed .Obviously th ...
Posted 22 Jun 2021 20:23 in ACT by BDA
Back in the day you were hauling 3100T up the 1:40s with 3 81s or 4 86s . In the dry you could do it today with 2 93s/TTs .86s with motor alternators and cams for switching are basically K set techn ...
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