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Class 800 IEP starts mainline testing

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bikkuri bahn

Being towed through a station.

*why aren't there more videos of this, given the number of enthusiasts in the UK? If this was Japan, you would probably have three or four video versions of the same train at the same location/time, by different people.

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Davo Dentetsu

I often forgot why I got into Japanese rail modelling...

*ying ying ying ying*

Oh yeah, that bloody engine annoys me so much.

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Martijn Meerts

It's not the most pleasing sound in the world no :)

 

Also, apparently they're using Arnold couplers, that's a massive gap in between the cars ...

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kvp

 

Also, apparently they're using Arnold couplers, that's a massive gap in between the cars ...

When you have very sharp turnouts and S curves, you can either have tapering ends to keep the cars from hitting each other's corners or increase the distance between them. Older cars had tapered or rounded ends, while newer cars tend to be straight with a longer connection.

 

The cab video is great, it looks very similar to the cab of a modern german ice emu.

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bikkuri bahn

Another nighttime video of the trainset being towed. Better quality than the one at the top of the thread.

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katoftw

the doors and the steps are so far away from the platform.

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bikkuri bahn

Probably a result of their length and the requirement not to run afoul of platform edges.

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