Posts Tagged ‘unit’

Grand Canyon Railway Steam Locomotive #18, ALCO 2-8-0; Diesel A Unit #6871 and B Unit #6778, ALCO FPA-4; June/July 2002

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Grand Canyon Railway Steam Locomotive #18, ALCO 2-8-0; Diesel A Unit #6871 and B Unit #6778, ALCO FPA-4; June/July 2002
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Locomotive #18, ALCO 2-8-0; Diesel A Unit #6871 and B Unit #6778, ALCO FPA-4; June/July 2002
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_00526
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

Onboard NS 8102: The Pennsylvania Heritage Unit

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

On June 10, 2012 the Pennsylvania heritage unit made its first journey to the Northern New Jersey Shared Assets area. We had the chance to get an up close and personal view of the engine in Croxton Yard thanks to our friends at Norfolk Southern. In this exclusive video we will take you for an inside look at the Pennsylvania Heritage unit. Throughout the video you will see the engine starting up, the prime mover itself, as well as the many things inside the cab itself that can not be seen from the outside. We truly hope you enjoy this special video of the Pennsylvania Heritage unit, opportunities like this don’t come around too often so we’re thankful we were able to document this video for our fellow rail enthusiasts. At the end of the cab tour we included a clip of NS 8102 leading H8K out of Croxton Yard in the last hour of daylight. Seeing the engine actually pulling a train was definitely the icing on the cake for this phenomenal day!

Is it really cost effective to build a compact unit to extract hydrogen from H2O ?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Question by j l: Is it really cost effective to build a compact unit to extract hydrogen from H2O ?
Especially for transportation purposes…trains, cars, etc….I know on submarines , they extract the oxygen from H2O. Is there a car on the market where you can add water instead of gas/diesel ?

Best answer:

Answer by oiloiloilcoal
You have to inject more energy than you will extract. Submarines have a handy nuclear reactor as standard equipment to provide the energy for the extraction process.

What do you think? Answer below!

Can the cab on a Lionel General locomotive be replaced without taking the whole unit apart?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Question by hx900: Can the cab on a Lionel General locomotive be replaced without taking the whole unit apart?

Best answer:

Answer by yarnlady_needsyarn
These are just two of the 568,000 listings I found when I typed Lionel Train Parts into my yahoo search box.

I hope they help.

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Four car multiple unit

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Four car multiple unit
electric trains
Image by Elsie esq.
The fine detail on this superb model has to be seen to be beleived. Even the pipes to the water tanks at the ends of the coaches are modelled in wire. The train is fully illuminated with lit headcodes and interior lighting.

What is happening in the motor generator unit of an electric train when the train is:A)speeding up B)slow down

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Question by Othman m: What is happening in the motor generator unit of an electric train when the train is:A)speeding up B)slow down

Best answer:

Answer by billy
Several things can happen, most often it is because the wheels or the top of the track is dirty and they don’t make good contact in certain places and in other places they do. Clean them both good. If its in the motor then the contacts inside the motor are dirty, they can be cleaned but you have to know what you are doing and be careful to get it all back right. Sounds like track and wheels though.

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How do I convert a Model train locomotive to a dummy unit?

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Question by : How do I convert a Model train locomotive to a dummy unit?
i have a HO scale locomotive and the engine wont work. I want to convert it to a dummy. It is a steam engine. I removed the engine, but its wheels don’t turn like a dummy units, and my working engines can pull it. so how do i do it, the CORRECT way?

Best answer:

Answer by Steven D
More than likely the side rods are out of synchronization. When you removed the motor did you take off the wheels? Once the side rods are out of sync you might as well set it off to the side as a static unit. I had to do that and wound soldering the drivers to an isolated section of track.

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Electric multiple unit class EN57

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Electric multiple unit class EN57
electric trains
Image by DaLee_pl

Luxembourg, SNCF electric multiple unit at Mersch, May 1995

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Luxembourg, SNCF electric multiple unit at Mersch, May 1995
electric train sets
Image by sludgegulper
This SNCF electric two-car set seems identical to the CFL 2000 class,known as class Z 11500 and built by Alsthom between 1986 and 1987. The Z 11500 class is part of the larger Z2 class,but running under 25kV AC – 50 Hz wires, as in the UK. 22 are in service with SNCF, 11501-22, equalled by 2001-2022 of CFL in their 2000 class.

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