Talk:British Rail Class 16

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Naming convention[edit]

There is a discussion about the naming convention to use for articles about British locomotive and multiple unit classes at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (British railway locomotive and multiple unit classes). Your comments are more than welcome. Thryduulf 22:24, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Clarify ?[edit]

Marked as problematic in the text:

Another problem was coolant contamination of the oil, due to cylinder head failure

1. The oil is the coolant ? 2. If the cylinder head fails that is a problem in itself. 3. What does it mean by "cylinder head failure" - it sounds more like a leaky part 5. etc

Is this a mistake, or is it correct? FengRail (talk) 00:03, 16 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think it means that the cylinder head gasket leaked and allowed coolant (water) to mix with the oil. Biscuittin (talk) 19:17, 5 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Engine displacement[edit]

I have calculated the engine displacement based on 16 cylinders each 18cm diameter (9cm radius) x 19.7 cm stroke:

3.142 x 9 x 9 x 19.7 x 16 / 1,000 = 80 litres

Biscuittin (talk) 19:25, 5 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minor conversion correction, 16 cylinders each 17.8cm diameter (8.9cm radius) x 19.7 cm stroke:
3.142 x 8.9 x 8.9 x 19.7 x 16 / 1,000 = 78.5 litres

Biscuittin (talk) 19:40, 5 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Other locos
Class 15, same as class 16
Class 17 (2x 6 cylinder engines) 78.5 x 6 / 16 = 29.5 litres per engine.

Biscuittin (talk) 19:58, 5 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I rounded my calculations to the nearest half-litre. Someone has since amended them to a more precise 78.4 litres for Class 15 and 16. Applying the same precision to Class 17 gives 29.4 litres per engine. Biscuittin (talk) 21:50, 6 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Road Switcher?[edit]

Should we call it a road switcher since it is designed for both mainline freight and yard switching duites? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:54, 20 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See the reply that I left at Talk:British Rail Class 14#Road Switcher? and also WP:MULTI. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:51, 21 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Class 16 transmission[edit]

According to the article, the class 16 employed a Voith hydraulic transmission, but under the specifications electric transmission is indicated 2A00:23C4:F28A:C001:650B:AEC0:AE2B:3659 (talk) 20:21, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Where does it say that the class 16 employed a Voith hydraulic transmission? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:17, 24 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]