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    Default Only for engine enthusiasts.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic

    I had never heard of this b4?

    No doubt old Joe worked one for years.
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    Default Re: Only for engine enthusiasts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic

    I had never heard of this b4?

    No doubt old Joe worked one for years.
    I think you値l find that the TS3 Commer trucks had a similar configuration.

    I知 not sure why they discontinued making them.

    Seemed like a good idea. 3 cylinders 6 pistons two stroke diesels.

    A lot were used for logging around Tokoroa.

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    Default Re: Only for engine enthusiasts.

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    I think you値l find that the TS3 Commer trucks had a similar configuration.

    I知 not sure why they discontinued making them.

    Seemed like a good idea. 3 cylinders 6 pistons two stroke diesels.

    A lot were used for logging around Tokoroa.
    Can we assume that only the good ideas survive?

    Therefore not as good as first appearances?
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    Default Re: Only for engine enthusiasts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    Can we assume that only the good ideas survive?

    Therefore not as good as first appearances?

    I知 loathe to assume anything these days.

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    Default Re: Only for engine enthusiasts.

    Aaaaah, those TS3's sounded beautiful, bit like a racing motorbike at full chat!
    From memory they were a blown, horizontally opposed two stroke engine. They really screamed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    Aaaaah, those TS3's sounded beautiful, bit like a racing motorbike at full chat!
    From memory they were a blown, horizontally opposed two stroke engine. They really screamed.

    Ken
    That be them Ken.

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    Default Re: Only for engine enthusiasts.

    A memorable noise - favoured by deaf truckies. Not quite as popular with the non-deaf ones. (Or the neighbours.)
    Best that we pass lightly by reliability and efficiency.
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    I used to work in the wool industry. They would drive into our woolstore with a full load of wool bales. The drivers used to always use maximum revs due to the heavy loads. Probably why I have a hearing problem!

    Still a lovely sound though. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6wol_U4mkjs

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    Default Re: Only for engine enthusiasts.

    D. Napier & Sons, Acton, ah that was a firm, first class, belonged to English Electric, made some good gas turbines too, each virtually hand made.

    The Deltics had Napier turboblowers, the A010 possibly, can't remember, somewhere I still have the drawings.

    The Norwegian PT boats fitted with these engines were 'driven' by a rather mad lot that delighted in going full throttle towards the mooring, and then throwing the gear box into full reverse, very much like the Navy Lark. In fact the Navy Lark could have been written around these types.

    Another thing that happened was that it was only with the Norwegian navy that the turboblowers continually failed due to seized bearings.

    When my mate Pete Smith was sent to find out why, he discovered that crew members stood on the turblower as a handy step up to reach something, I think a cupboard where they kept the coffee pot.

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    Sheesh, the timing would have had to be perfect! And I have to wonder about the weight/power ration given there were three crankshafts!
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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