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Offline Rob H

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Speed whiskers
« on: July 18, 2011, 06:42:47 PM »
I'm thinking about buying a Farish 371-875 - in the descriptions it states it has speed whiskers but what are they ?

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Re: Speed whiskers
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 06:48:56 PM »

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Re: Speed whiskers
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 06:50:20 PM »
They are the gold coloured, elegantly curved V-shaped markings on the fronts of DMUs in traditional green livery.
They were replaced (in the 60s?) by yellow warning panels, and eventually full yellow ends.
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Re: Speed whiskers
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2011, 04:49:51 PM »
Here's an example.

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Re: Speed whiskers
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 09:47:10 PM »
Always found it amusing that they applied speed whiskers to something somewhat sluggish :)
Now those on the front of the prototype Deltic......................................

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Re: Speed whiskers
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 09:08:48 AM »
Are they speed whiskers or "go faster stripes"?
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Re: Speed whiskers
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 09:19:24 AM »
Are they speed whiskers or "go faster stripes"?

Or are they eyebrows for the eyes? :D

 

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