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Diesel Electric Locomotives

  1. Aug 12, 2015 #1
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm looking into building a Miniature Diesel Electric Locomotive. (7 1/4 in Gauge) I'm struggling with trying to get my head round the idea of power generation... Thanks
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2015 #2
    A bit more information for my project...

    I will be using 4x 1hp (or 1 1/3hp) 24vDC permanent magnet motors for the traction motors. What I am looking for is someway of generating 24vDC with a 200A max output. (Im using a 3cyl 16hp Diesel engine to drive a "generator"). Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
     
  4. Aug 12, 2015 #3

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF, Nelson.

    The New Member Introduction forum is for just that, not for technical questions. Please start a thread in the Mechanical Engineering forum with your questions and thoughts on your project. :smile:
     
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