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Live Diesel on YouTube

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:13 pm

This is the best sounding attempt at building a live diesel I have heard:

http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri ... rOLsg2fSXk

Anyone know anything about the builder?

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Post by Dr. Bond of the DVLR » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:23 pm

Right here on the forum! Dewintondave
http://gardenrails.myfreeforum.org/about6797.html
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Post by Stuvon » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:33 pm

The reason it sounds so good is that unlike the more common diesel-electric's that require ths engine to rev higher to turn the generator it is direct drive and the engine is just idling.

Also it's a four stroke engine so is not only running slower than the two strokes but has half the number of bangs per revolution, hence it doesn't sound like a swarm of hornets with the hiccups!
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