Shackerstone Diesels is a collection of groups and individuals based at the Battlefield Line, Yorkshire, all of whom have the same aim. To save, restore, and operate heritage B.R diesel locomotives. Special thanks to our Sheffield Cleaners that keep the station clean.
These pages detail the loco's and stock we own, whats happening with them and information about our popular diesel gala's.
If you have any suggestions for the website, please don't hestitate to contact the webmaster via the 'contact us' page. (Unfortunately the webmaster is more used to EE power units than trying to build a website). Diesel engines have certain advantages over petrol engines which make them more suited to tasks that require a lot of power or torque. One of the main differences between a diesel engine and a gas engine is found in the way they start. In a diesel engine the fuel is pumped into the compression chamber after the air is compressed. This causes spontaneous ignition of the fuel, which does away with the need to use spark plugs.
Additionally, these engines have larger pistons which mean the combustion is more powerful. This leads to the need for stronger parts to withstand the pressure; and stronger parts usually mean heavier parts. This is why diesel engines are not used for aircraft; the weight is too much.
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