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Re: Metre Gauge WIP

Postby briyeo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:29 pm

Very impressive, are these locos built in India?
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Postby sumitsingh » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:31 pm

Indian Railways are amazing, fascinates everyone!
The EMD GT46MAC is a freight-hauling Diesel-Electric Locomotive with AC electric transmission built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division named as WDG4, while the EMD GT46PAC or WDP-4 is a passenger-hauling Diesel-Electric locomotive with AC electric transmission designed by General Motors Electro-Motive Division and built by both GM-EMD and under license by Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) of Varanasi, India for Indian Railways as their classes WDP-4, WDP-4B and WDP-4D.
The original WDG-4s from 12001–12021 were imported and later on DLW started manufacturing it indigenously. With six traction motors, this locomotive has the capability of touching 105 km/h (65 mph) with a fully loaded freight train of 58 wagons. The locomotive has been praised for its ability to work smoothly in regions with massive gradients, especially in the (Braganza Ghats) and the Subrahmanya ghats having a gradient of 1:37 and 1:50 respectively.
There are three variants of this loco - the original WDP-4 which is a 4,000 hp (2,980 kW) loco, the WDP-4B which is a 4,500 hp (3,360 kW)126 t (124 long tons; 139 short tons) weighted loco with a single cab and the newest WDP-4D which is a 4,500 hp (3,360 kW) loco with dual cabs. The WDP-4 is capable of hauling 24 coach trains at 110–130 km/h (68–81 mph). It has been also used for Spanish Talgo trial run at speed of 180km/h.
The loco is very fuel efficient and has minimal exhaust emissions unlike ALCO based locomotives, thanks to its 2 stroke high efficiency diesel engine.
Yes, they are home built.
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Re: Metre Gauge WIP

Postby briyeo » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:20 pm

We often get documentaries on TV here in the UK, they are always fascinating to watch. I had a friend where I worked many years ago who was once a foreman at a Locomotive works in Calcutta, he came to the UK with his family in the early 1960's.
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Re: Indian Railways

Postby sumitsingh » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:41 pm

WDP4D Locomotive almost textured.
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Re: Indian Railways

Postby Auscgu » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:21 pm

Sumit
That is looking very impressive
You must be pleased with the dirty look
How much more work before it goes into service and moves under power?
Inspirational work, just goes to show how much I have to learn

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Re: Indian Railways

Postby sumitsingh » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:54 am

Many more to come.
Although it looks awesome in Substance Painter but it is good in RailWorks also..
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WDP4D hauling a DTG Academy Coal Hopper.
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Re: Indian Railways

Postby sumitsingh » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:28 pm

Computer Controlled Locomotives all around these days.
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Re: Indian Railways

Postby sumitsingh » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:11 pm

This is a old model of WGACCW which is actually a VESTIBULED AIR CONDITIONED TWO TIER WITH SELF GENERATING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
These were replaced by Indian Railways with models of big glasses. :D
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Re: Indian Railways

Postby sumitsingh » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:36 am

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Re: Indian Railways

Postby briyeo » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:41 am

WDS-4 Chittaranjan Locomotive Works? it looks great.
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