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Prototype Deltic

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:15 pm

Anybody like to see this magnificent beast restored to full working order to be used on a preserved railway or back on the main line?
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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby Sprintex » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:20 pm

Not really, leave it where it is and let some REAL Deltics do the mainline tours :lol:


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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby mixturesweb » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:51 pm

I would, I think it would be brilliant to see it running again :D

But I can't see it happening
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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby GunnerBill » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:52 pm

This thread sucks without an actual picture of what you are talking about!

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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby mixturesweb » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:58 pm

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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby GunnerBill » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:14 am

Finally!

That is a bloody brilliant loco and the design is gorgeous!

Why can't they simply "reskin" all these boring new ones to make 'em look like that eh?

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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby Speed Whisker » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:36 am

That proto deltic must've looked pretty futuristic when it arrived on the scene in the 1950s and I bet it raised a few eyebrows at the time as well.
Have to agree with GunnerBill. I can't stand these new fangled liveries that diesels have now. Bring back BR green. :D
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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby bobby55016 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:34 pm

I wish :cry:
such a shame to have it just sitting their in Shildon
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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:06 pm

It would be great to see it at work, but it was a prototype. As I understand it the production engines won't fit in the prototype body and the originals can't be restored.
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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby Metrocamel » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:10 pm

There's a cutaway of a Deltic engine at York. If that's one from DP1 then I don't think she's going anywhere soon :(

If Tornado managed to get built from scratch then a couple of engines for the Deltic should be possible? :?
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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:03 pm

The inherent simplicity of a steam locomotive, even one like Tornado lends itself to construction with general purpose tools providing they are of the right size. The Deltic engine which gave the loco it's name is a highly complex device. DP1 would not have been possible if the engine had not already been in production for marine use. Unless there is a spare Deltic engine of compatible dimensions, she's better left alone. Putting any other sort of engine in that body would be sacrilege.
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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby BR125 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:08 pm

Yes! On my own private line..........which i'll build as soon as I win the Pools! :lol:

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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby Bushey Troughs » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:06 am

'POOLS'! bloody hell Daz, where have you been............. :lol:
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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby BR125 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:49 am

Bushey Troughs wrote:'POOLS'! bloody hell Daz, where have you been............. :lol:


Yeah I know! What would you get these day's,£2.50 and a packet of cheese and onion crisps! :lol:

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Re: Prototype Deltic

Postby PTmodeller » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:10 pm

DP1. Built in Preston 8)


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