A very informative and entertaining feature. Thank you RR.
I am intrigued by Tom's XO4 motor modifications. He seems to have done everything right but did he appeciate the importance of motor timing? Had he advanced the commutator by a few degrees would this have given him the speed to go with the extra power?
I suppose it's a bit late to find out now as he's binned it
Thank you Jeff for yet another wonderful feature. The cars look fabulous - true masterpieces of model engineering.
It must have been quite spell-binding to watch these cars in action: thunderous sound, smelly fuel/exhaust, imposing size. Oh yes
I hope these pictures will be included in your forthcoming book Jeff. I have seen similar before of course but only in faded black&white - the colour really adds a new dimension when it comes to appreciating these cars.
I have had the following suggestion from Alan, "I would love to see the diesel railcars back in action. What a sight that would be and with the sophisticated engines and R/C gear available now could form the basis of a "new" branch of the hobby.
It would be possible to use the outsides of current outdoor R/C car tracks and run the two branches of the Hobby in tandem.
I really love the idea of bring back diesel rail racing using R/C to control the engine speed as this would give you the best of both worlds.
Perhaps a standard type class would be the way forward where chassis would
be a single make together with all components, but choice of body would be
left free. Similar to the type of racing TSRF are trying to promote. That
could be interesting.
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