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Posted by Tim Jackson on December 8, 2008, 10:32 pm
 
Neon John wrote:

Yeah, these were nothing like that. And I wouldn't mistake a steam
engine for a flywheel. I remember thinking about the level-ground
problem at the time and wondering what happened if one derailed.  (Like
a washing machine with a heavy coat in it I imagined.)  I also remember
the story was accompanied by a B&W photo.  They looked rather like
little diesel shunters, fully enclosed and rectangular, and I think
forward control.  I wish I could remember where I read it, but it was
long ago.

Tim

Posted by The Natural Philosopher on December 9, 2008, 11:41 am
 
Derek Geldard wrote:

Next years F1 cars are using a system of this sort I think.

Posted by Alang on December 7, 2008, 6:19 pm
 wrote:


http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg14019005.900-letter-flywheel-firsts-.html

Posted by Steve Firth on December 8, 2008, 5:03 pm
 

British.

Double deckers buses featuring flywheels were manufactured in the 1930s.
They featured in the "Modern Wonder" magazine.

Posted by Alang on December 8, 2008, 5:47 pm
 On Mon, 8 Dec 2008 17:03:29 +0000, %steve%@malloc.co.uk (Steve Firth)
wrote:


Always thought it was the Swiss. They were the only ones I ever heard
of actually running a service.

Any links to the British buses on line?

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