THE NARROW WAY

Steering a train is something we have left to rails and flanges for years, but can electronics do better?

First, prepare yourself for a shock. Some RSSB research cash has been used for some real hardware, I think this is the second time ever, and we have barely had time to get over the multi-shot sander. This cash has gone to SET Ltd to produce independent steering rail wheels, fitted to a Vivarail ā€˜Dā€™ stock battery vehicle and running up and down the Ecclesbourne Valley.

Experimental train: battery D train vehicle on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

ENTRY LEVEL WHEEL-RAIL INTERFACE

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