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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2018, 11:54:17 am »

Is it possible that a driver got over-enthusiastic about the rebranding of HSTs as 'Castles', and set fire to some coal?
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2018, 07:24:00 pm »

Probably a turbo charger at fault, used to be a regular occurrence in the early days of the 125's the turbos on the Paxman engines were notorious for spontaneous combustion   Grin
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2018, 09:00:47 pm »

Probably a turbo charger at fault, used to be a regular occurrence in the early days of the 125's the turbos on the Paxman engines were notorious for spontaneous combustion   Grin

Yea, Turbo problem but cause not known.  MTU investigating and set still at Long Rock Depot
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