Posts Tagged ‘trucks’

Why don’t more SUVs and Trucks have electric motors?

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Question by J.D.: Why don’t more SUVs and Trucks have electric motors?
Diesel trains use electric motors because the low-end torque is much greater than a mechanical drive drive train, I was wondering, since low-end torque is essential to starting with heavy dead weight, why more trucks and SUVs don’t have electric motors on the wheels?
PMack – Diesel trains have a diesel engine, but the engine generates electricity that it sends to electric motors attached to the wheels.

Old Man Dirt – Good points, thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by pedro7of9
adds weight
cost a lot
they run well as is

trucks go around corners and stop often…trains dont

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Why can’t we make trucks like trains, run by electric motors and charged by small diesel generators?

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Question by FreddieOh!: Why can’t we make trucks like trains, run by electric motors and charged by small diesel generators?

Best answer:

Answer by artgrantz
Trains are not charged by small deisel engines, they are charged by large deisel engines. Besides the weight of the engine you would need to add the weight of the batteries and the electric motors. A lot of space would be needed.
Trains are efficient because they can slowly build up speed and then cruise along without stopping. Trucks have to operat ein traffic where they start and stop frequently.

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Plan Toys – Cars, Trucks, Trains and Construction

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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Carlton’s Toy Thomas Trains, Trucks, Tracks and Tinker Toys (HD720p)

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Carlton has a huge amount of Thomas trains and other toys that run on tracks and obviously too much time on his hands so he put them all together in one small bedroom then started them all up at once. Most of them run on batteries so he should probably own stock in the Duracell company by now. Just about the only thing missing was a harbor with a lego Titanic.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Most forms of transportation burn petrol for example ships, trucks, planes, diesel-electric trains.?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Question by som1700: Most forms of transportation burn petrol for example ships, trucks, planes, diesel-electric trains.?
Is the the statement above correct?

Best answer:

Answer by returnthefly
yup, correct.

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Bachmann Trains Percy and the Troublesome Trucks Ready-to-Run Large Scale Train Set

Monday, October 17th, 2011

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can hot wheel cars and trucks be use in a HO model train set layout?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Question by t_ross94: can hot wheel cars and trucks be use in a HO model train set layout?
I got a life-like train set just trying to add more to it.

Best answer:

Answer by Trey45
I used to do HO scale trains and used hotwheels and matchbox cars on the layout board, the cars are a little bit bigger than scale, but it works ok if you aren;t going to be entering contests, for your own enjoyment they work just fine.

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Trains, trucks, cars and passion on display

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Trains, trucks, cars and passion on display
The La Crosse Center is home to 67 collective years of collecting passion this weekend.
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Model railroaders welcome all aboard to exhibit
MILFORD – For those sectors of the public up to the neck in shenanigans of whether to bring commuter rail into the Granite State, at last, a stopgap solution.
Read more on Bedford Journal

Kids and train lovers enjoy Model Railroader’s Show
Five-year-old Clayton Mann of Satanta and Henry Turner of the Boothill Model Railroad Club have at least one thing in common.
Read more on The Garden City Telegram

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