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UK Trip

Dan Padova ·
We had the good fortune to vacation in the Cotswolds in England the last couple of weeks. While there I visited the Swindon Railway Museum and the Didcot Railway Centre. Swindon is a museum, while Didcot is a working restoration railway similar to Steamtown here in Pennsylvania. Both were very enlightening. Here's a short video of what I saw. https://youtu.be/IPoWDHjW8-4
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Re: Emission Free Train

Dominic Mazoch ·
Now, you have to GET the H2. More than likely, you have to use electrolosis, which uses power. Unless they are using solar, there is no free lunch.
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rtr12 ·
Those look pretty interesting. I think a recent Trains magazine had a blurb on those too.
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Emission Free Train

Dan Padova ·
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-unveils-zero-emissions-train-only-emits-steam-lower-saxony-hydrogen-powered-a7391581.html?cmpid=facebook-post
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Dan Padova ·
True, Dominic, but at least they're on the right track.
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Rich Melvin ·
It is not "emissions free." NOTHING is emissions free. There is no free lunch. Consider how much "emissions" it took to produce the hydrogen in the first place. I get a kick out of the tree huggers who drive electric cars, thinking they are "helping the environment" by driving a zero-emissions car. Horse-hockey. All they have done is move the emissions from their tailpipe to the smoke stack of whatever power plant serves them. They are still using energy and it takes some kind of...
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PRR Man ·
I was thinking more of Apollo 13.
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NJCJOE ·
I wish more people understood that Rich.
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B Smith ·
It should be said in defense of the drivers of electric cars, that even though the cars are not actually "emissions free," they are still producing fewer pounds of emissions per mile of travel than if they were burning gasoline in conventional on-board engines.
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B Smith ·
And even solar energy is, ultimately, non-renewable ....
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Tommy ·
The problem is a hydrogen powered vehicle cannot be safely stored in an enclosure. The slightest tank leakage creates a potential bomb. The explosive nature of hydrogen in a stoichiometric mixture cannot be underestimated.
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Dan Padova ·
I had similar thoughts. The German engineers who designed this train must not have read their history books. Hindenberg disaster come to mind ?
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MTH 40-750 RailKing Controller Set

Highlander ·
I am in the UK and have just bought an MTH 40-750 RailKing Controller and Transformer to use with the 3 elderly 3 rail RailKing locos I have. I believe this model was the first and most basic controller and the instructions are very limited. I am finding it very complicated to use and so searched the internet and Youtube for detailed tutorials without success. Does anybody know of a reliable source of such information/tutorials please? I have of course downloaded operating instructions for...
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stan2004 ·
Do you have the MTH model numbers of your "elderly" locos? The instruction booklet for the engine itself might have more of what you're after with regards to functions such as going forward, stopping, going reverse, operating whistle, operating bell, firing a coupler, etc.
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Lionel Service or lack of.

Lionel man UK ·
Am I the only customer in the UK/World who has a problem with Lionel customer service. Since 2012 I have spent thousands of pounds GBP on Lionel Legacy and standard locomotives, tracks, accessories, and in the beginning I was a complete novice but as my confidence grew I purchased more and more. Lionel service was absolutely fantastic, but it seems now if you need an answer to a question or any after sales repairs it can take ages to get an answer,or upto eight weeks for a repair if not...
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