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Old 05-02-2018, 06:42 PM   #1
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Another video for you,how many of you have seen these in operation?

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Iíve seen them in one or two places but not in action. Great video. Good job they didnít fail. There would have been a video of the diesel going down the High Street.
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Never seen them working, which is a good thing. :-) Thanks. R-
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Iíve seen them in one or two places but not in action. Great video. Good job they didnít fail. There would have been a video of the diesel going down the High Street.
They appear to be water filled cylinders with a vent to let the fluid out.
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Guess thatís why they are called hydraulic.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:19 PM   #6
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Iíve seen them in one or two places but not in action. Great video. Good job they didnít fail. There would have been a video of the diesel going down the High Street.
I put a car on a rolling road once - it was doing 140mph - I said to the operator What happens if the rollers jam - he said the building would get a new rear exit.
They had buffers like those in the video at Waterloo - I think they were taken away.
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Often looked at hydraulic buffers in the big London Stations years ago and wondered how effective they were. It seems they are very fit for purpose.
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I put a car on a rolling road once - it was doing 140mph - I said to the operator What happens if the rollers jam - he said the building would get a new rear exit.
I've seen a couple come loose from rolling roads. Always funny.
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A loco did a lot of damage on the Rolling Road at Swindon. I'm not sure which loco it was, possibly a V2
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A loco did a lot of damage on the Rolling Road at Swindon. I'm not sure which loco it was, possibly a V2
A bit harsh to blame the loco.
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