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Postby Bushey Troughs » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:04 pm

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This one.............. :)
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Postby PTmodeller » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:11 pm

This one:
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Postby class 166208 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:13 pm

thats not a favorate dmu thats the worst :x
WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT!!! class 12345 :? :?: :?:

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Postby PTmodeller » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:15 pm

It's a dead one.

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Postby class 166208 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:17 pm

:cry: poor dmu :cry: by the way what class is that i hope it's not class 166 :wink:

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Postby marsa69 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:11 pm

Class 105. takes me back it does. It also took me there a few times as well :lol:
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Postby mark1987 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:26 am

158 for me.

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Postby Metadyneman » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:55 am

Mine has to be an unrefurbished class 117 before they were fitted with additional silencers on the exhausts. the raspberry noise they made was fantastic he he.


a class 121 does a good impression too
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Postby ants » Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:07 pm

Hiya

Class 43, HST, intercity, 253/254 or 125 what ever you want to call it. its the best been around 30yrs and still going. I dont know many other trains with so many different names :D

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Postby thebuisnessman » Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:34 pm

I only like DMU's when they are in BR Green with Speed Whiskers. The 110 and 101 springs to mind. Anything else seems a bit bland to me. I quite like those early Southern Ones that used the Third Electrified Rail (I suppose that'd be an EMU though) :idea:

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Postby Metadyneman » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:39 pm

I quite like those early Southern Ones that used the Third Electrified Rail (I suppose that'd be an EMU though)


Not necessarily. The southern had quite a lot of DEMU's (AKA Thumpers, basically an EMU with a huge English Electric diesel lump at one end to power the traction motors instead of the third rail). Some of the original ones were the mainstay of the Charing Cross - Hastings line before that was electrified and these types were notable for their narrow flat sided bodies.
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Postby retroman » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:48 am

Is an HST a dmu? I would argue that its two separate locomotives (with no passenger accomodation) operating in push-pull mode, with unpowered coaching stock in between.

I would further define a DMU as coaching stock with the ability to change gear! :D

1st generation for me, Class 117 especially ... great farting noise from the exhaust on gear change ...

Pacers? Pah. Leyland buses on rails.
1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

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Postby PTmodeller » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:59 am

British Rail originally operated the HST's as multiplr units, but later decided it was more economical to operate it as loco hauled stock, see here.

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Postby retroman » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:32 pm

No alterations to the engineering though, only set numbering.

Therefore thus, the HST / Class 43 is not a DMU.
1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

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Postby Metadyneman » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:44 pm

As an HST "set" it would technically be classified as a DEMU. The power cars however are now considered individual units so therefore are considered individual locomotives
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