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Ivatt Diesel Re-creation Society

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by MellishR, Feb 7, 2015.

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    10201-3 look nice in a 3/4 view - it's in profile they look bloody awful.
     
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    Just a thought since there are so many new build steam projects , how is the costs of a complete new build diesel loco vs. a new build steam locomotive? Cheaper or more costly? If it`s possible ,it could be interesting to compare:)

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    From what I've seen of planned new-build diesels, most involve heavy modifications to existing vehicles which I assume preserves "grandfather rights" for the VAB? The most advanced of these projects is the Baby Deltic project.

    To be honest, I think a new-build diesel from scratch would be much more complex (and consequently, more expensive) than new-build steam. Steam engines are fairly simple beasts, after all.
     
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    Good point, my friend:) Maybe it would be less complex if they just build a new build diesel as a static replica?
     

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