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GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« on: June 21, 2014, 07:51:32 PM »
Went to Didcot today and saw some great sights - including this beauty.....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H511irEajuU
If it's got rails... you have my full, undivided attention - Steam, diesel and electric, 'tis all good !

Mike

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 08:48:53 PM »
Thanks for that.
I saw it at Bodmin last year. A superb restoration.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 09:07:41 PM »
Wonderful :claphappy: :heart2:
Thanks for posting that

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2014, 09:28:40 PM »
Beautiful! Never seen anything like it before; a truly weird and wonderful machine!  :thumbsup:  8)
Gerard  :wave:

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2014, 09:33:25 PM »
Fantastic. I was completely unaware that these delightful machines even existed. Many thanks for posting

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2014, 10:37:53 PM »
....and of course it being Didcot, you can ride on it as many times as you like - In my case 3 times ! Took loads of stills, here's one of the better ones...



It was just as loud inside as it was outside which was brilliant, but also the interior was beautifully crafted and choc full of period features, it's a real credit to the guys who built it.

Trailier car is almost done, from what i saw it just needs painting and final fittings added.

If it's got rails... you have my full, undivided attention - Steam, diesel and electric, 'tis all good !

Mike

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 09:05:56 AM »
I wonder how long until one of the RTR manufacturers takes the plunge on this baby? It has the dual advantages of being a "train in a box" and a preserved one.

Fingers crossed!  :angel:
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 01:03:53 PM »
Can't beat Didcot's own SMU!  ;D
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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2014, 08:02:50 PM »
It looks like it has only one driven axle? would that mean it could do wheelies?  :dunce:  >:D
Gerard  :angel:

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2014, 08:16:13 PM »
Nope, 2 driven axles.... Have a look at the video
If it's got rails... you have my full, undivided attention - Steam, diesel and electric, 'tis all good !

Mike

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2014, 08:45:39 PM »
I did look at the vid.(3x) This time I went to U-tube, and after a lot of pausing & replay; Yes!  I stand corrected. Still, a lovely machine, specially with 2 driven axles  :-[ hope to get a ride on it some day... whenever I get it together to cross the ditch.
Gerard  :wave:

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2014, 09:20:38 PM »
Can't beat Didcot's own SMU!  ;D

Erm, where does the 'M' bit come in please? :confused1: ;)

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2014, 09:27:32 PM »
I'd guess at Steam Motor Unit.    :hmmm:

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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2014, 09:48:50 PM »
Sorry...Steam Multiple Unit. I was being a bit silly.  :-[

I could say that I have seen a SDEMU but that would be pushing things too far...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRSHljT3slw&list=UUWh4WzsOw7jFNasBXOoRZVA
Best Regards,
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Re: GWR Railmotor at Didcot
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2014, 11:35:08 PM »
Can't beat Didcot's own SMU!  ;D

Erm, where does the 'M' bit come in please? :confused1: ;)

I believe it can run coupled to an auto coach so technically it probably does count as a multiple unit. ;)
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

 

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