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Offline GG1 Fan  
#1 Posted : 02 April 2021 20:14:39(UTC)
GG1 Fan


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Lots of smoke and fire coming from Diesels in Mother Russia:


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Offline marklinist5999  
#2 Posted : 02 April 2021 21:25:27(UTC)
marklinist5999

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Location: Michigan, Troy
They obviously have no pollution control standards, and fire from a diesel engine is not good. Lower combstion flash point than diesel fuel is my guess. I know a young fellow collector/modler in St. Petersberg. He works at a rail museum with nice layouts. The light rail system, and busses there are all electric or LPG. It's the capitol, so it's clean.
They also leave old steam lcos out to pasture to rust and become wildlife housing.
Offline Hannes Porsche  
#3 Posted : 02 April 2021 21:59:04(UTC)
Hannes Porsche

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Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Hi, can such burning and smoking engine not safely be switched OFF. ????
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Offline marklinist5999  
#4 Posted : 03 April 2021 00:47:40(UTC)
marklinist5999

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Perhaps on more modern diesels, or American or European ones. I know nada about operating one. My dad worked on a small railroad in western Pa. when I was young. Their GE 800 series road switch engine hardly smoked.
Offline fkowal  
#5 Posted : 03 April 2021 22:20:12(UTC)
fkowal

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Joined: 01/02/2012(UTC)
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Location: Toronto
Some of the really smoky ones are two stroke Diesel Engines. Very powerful but clearly are spewing partly burned fuel as the power stroke and the exhaust stroke are one and the same. GM Detroit built 2 stroke diesels for locomotives as well. For the fires, it is possible to have an engine where one or two cylinders are not firing. Over time they will simply exhaust their fuel into the exhaust system. Given enough time, and heat from the other properly firing cylinders, the fuel in the exhaust will start on fire. This is what we are sing on the videos.
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Offline mike c  
#6 Posted : 06 April 2021 04:16:08(UTC)
mike c

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Location: Montreal, QC
I think that in a northern climate, it is far more normal to see a locomotive making a cold start than in a warmer climate and under those circumstances, seeing more smoke and perhaps a little flame are more normal.

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Mike C
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