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Offline joncarrfarrelly

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Fairbanks-Morse Diamond engine
« on: August 28, 2019, 02:33:55 pm »
Another great article.
I'm sure many here are familiar withe Napier Deltic which was an outgrowth of Junkers
opposed piston designs, FM had the US Junkers license and this is what they did, it was
designed for subs.  :thumbsup:

https://oldmachinepress.com/2019/08/20/fairbanks-morse-diamond-opposed-piston-marine-engine/

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Must leave successors more corrupted still."
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Re: Fairbanks-Morse Diamond engine
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 04:20:57 pm »
Wow!  What a fantastic engine.  I love the fact that it has a void down the middle through which young engineering ensigns would be forced to crawl to adjust the intake thrust plunger flange lubricators (or just as a hazing exercise).
Fred

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Re: Fairbanks-Morse Diamond engine
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 05:36:17 pm »
Did F-M use that design in their locomotive engines too Jon? I know they used opposed piston engines but not the actual configuration.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Fairbanks-Morse Diamond engine
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 10:47:43 am »
Did F-M use that design in their locomotive engines too Jon? I know they used opposed piston engines but not the actual configuration.

The loco diesels were also in the 38D8 family.

https://web.archive.org/web/20060526222933/http://www.psrm.org/roster/diesel/fm/index.html

Still in production as the Trident OP genset:
https://www.fairbanksmorse.com/trident-op







« Last Edit: August 29, 2019, 11:03:40 am by joncarrfarrelly »
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.