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    Familiar sound once on Irish Railways

    Came across this and thought it may interest some members. A preserved Crossley in Austrailia and strongly related to our own beloved As. I'm not sure but assuming that this is the original Crossley beat, or was this class also re-engined?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=523d8emvKFQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulzer201 View Post
    I'm not sure but assuming that this is the original Crossley beat, or was this class also re-engined?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=523d8emvKFQ
    Yep, it's the original Crossley engine. It took a lot of time and effort but they finally got them to work somewhat reliably.

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    It sounds very different to the GMs. Many of the Metro-Vicks were probably recorded after they had been re-engined with many of the earlier videos not having decent or any sound. If we assume for a minute that someone might produce an rtf A class at some point in the future it would be nice to have some recordings if they're comparable to the Irish diesels. I know there are some sound chips out there for the A class but not sure what they were recorded from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiveController View Post
    It sounds very different to the GMs. Many of the Metro-Vicks were probably recorded after they had been re-engined with many of the earlier videos not having decent or any sound. If we assume for a minute that someone might produce an rtf A class at some point in the future it would be nice to have some recordings if they're comparable to the Irish diesels. I know there are some sound chips out there for the A class but not sure what they were recorded from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiveController View Post
    It sounds very different to the GMs. Many of the Metro-Vicks were probably recorded after they had been re-engined with many of the earlier videos not having decent or any sound. If we assume for a minute that someone might produce an rtf A class at some point in the future it would be nice to have some recordings if they're comparable to the Irish diesels. I know there are some sound chips out there for the A class but not sure what they were recorded from?
    The A class sound chip from Mr Soundguy was recorded from a39,in Downpatrick back
    a few years ago.
    The loco was pushing the empty stock at the time.
    I did post up a video from the cab,on
    this site some time ago.
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    While it's a very long time since any of us heard a Crossley "A" class, from DIM memory that Ossie thing sounds about right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    While it's a very long time since any of us heard a Crossley "A" class, from DIM memory that Ossie thing sounds about right.
    It has the exact same engine, JB - the Crossley HST V8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garfieldsghost View Post
    It has the exact same engine, JB - the Crossley HST V8.
    Then that's it! Sound chip for black 1960s, or green or silver 1950s "A" class models!

    It would be interesting to hear a layout based about 1970 with a GM version alongside a non-rebuilt Crossley (suitably weathered with spilt oil!)
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    Last edited by Sulzer201; 23-01-2017 at 04:31 PM.

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    Some photos of the X class in action on passenger trains in 1986:







    Note the thick layer of oil running down the side of the loco in the last video - a familiar Crossley trait!

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