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?
     
  2. HellaEllie

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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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