Hybrid Car – More Fun with Less Gas


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Posted by nofarkenway on July 18, 2009, 1:57 pm

I've seen them, 5 inch gauge, single cylider Honda engine inside a
body that is a miniature replica of a mainline diesel-electric. Hand
built, brought out on Sunday afternoon for a bit of fun, pulling a
string of sit-astride rollingstock for full size human passengers.

Posted by Qanset on July 20, 2009, 2:38 am
nofarkenway wrote:

At Luddenham near Campbelltown along Northern Road.??

Posted by Roger/DAVO on July 20, 2009, 9:58 pm

Diesel Electric trains have been around for yonks. The BIG diesel engines
drives BIG generators that supply electricity to the BIG electric motors on
the BIG wheels of the BIG trains.

Hope that helps and informs.


Posted by Sylvia Else on July 18, 2009, 8:56 am
 Was Istoben wrote:

You mean diesel electric.

But they're not hybrids. The engine drives a generator, which powers
traction motors which turn the wheels. The engine never drives the
wheels directly.


Posted by nofarkenway on July 18, 2009, 1:59 pm
Exctly correct. The alternator, switching circuits, cables and
traction motors are nothing more than a transmission. Also seen on
large mine trucks.

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