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Artemis's project to convert DVT to use hydraulic energy storage

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  1. mde

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    Isn't the plan to replace the MK2s with DMUs once stock is available?
     
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    seeing as a few 170's will be available? I dunno if that plan is in motion

    it'd be good PR for scotrail to try this out (and by god do they need the good PR)
     
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    Isn't the project as much (If not more) about the technology on the inside? AIUI the reason a DVT is being used is that there was one available and it had space inside.
     
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    Artemis's website does refer to a project they undertook with Scotrail with similar technology where they strapped it onto a DMU.
     
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    That's 'just wrong'. Everyone knows a DVT is unpowered and yet here is one moving by itself. This will take some getting used to!
     
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    Yet a lot of those “everyones” persist in calling DVTs “Class 82s”.
    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    But at least one has moved which is more than can be said for a Class 319 Flex.
     
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    Surely it's now a DVM = Driving Van Motor...
     
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    I think there's something to be said for a project that everyone had forgotten about for the best part of a year still achieving more than the folks at Porterbrook have thusfar managed, while working in a small annexe on a heritage railway.

    Still, the absurdity of that project's constant slippage is best saved for another thread. I'll admit I'd forgotten about this project. It's surprising that it's taken this long for someone to try this with a DVT in all honesty.
     
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    Found this video, not sure if it's been shared here before.



    Seems like it is being trialled on the line now.

    It does look very...different.
     
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    That really does look quite strange.
    Part of me wants to run over and screw the handbrake on properly.
    And that B end will probably give me nightmares tonight...
     
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    It's not pretty... If I'd been driving along that road and seen that thing coming along, I'd probably have crashed!

    Then again, seeing a DVT moving on it's own even with the front end leading is pretty trippy.
     
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    I know it's a just a trial, but yeah, that end is pretty horrible. Makes the ends of a 4-SUB look like the very model of finesse and elegance.
     
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    Haha. I've seen worse...but certainly seen better as well! It's a bit one-eyed. :)

    All things considered, though, hats off to these guys for what clearly appears to have been a successful trial.
     
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    Definitely! It's a surreal thing to witness but a very welcome one.
     
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    It's quite interesting how they've made a DVT run on its own, despite starting with no power at all, but yet Porterbrook can't manage to get a 769 going! A similar timeframe too.
     
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    I read recently (Rail magazine? Not sure) that this conversion is reclassified as class 19.
     
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    :lol: and then GWR got fooled by them. But that's for another thread...
     
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    From the comments on that video:
    I read that before I saw the blunt end. I can see what they mean.
     
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    Why haven't they put a windscreen wiper on the blunt end?
     
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    I was also wondering that.
     
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    Because that end is so damn ugly it simply scares the rain off... ;)
     
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    Or maybe drains the batteries ;)
     
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    Genuinely laughed out loud at this! :D
     
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    The fact that there is only one headlamp cluster on the B end bugs me (as well as the fact they only use the marker which is paler than the yellow paint!). Also it should be outlined in black.

    I wonder if a window band like on the 230s would make it look slightly less horrifying?
     
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    Been said before, its not for main line use as things stand, so it doesn't really need the wiper and the two light clusters for main line running . Reminds me of a minion.
     
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    So you don’t need a wiper off the main line!!!??? Not like it never rains in its current location, is it?
     
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    Perhaps they just won't send it out if it's raining? :lol: And if it starts when they're already at Birkhill with it, they can just wait till it has stopped before they trundle back to Bo'ness... :p
     

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