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QUOTE (Madkitten @ 13 Feb 2009, 20:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>i heard there was for a short period of time one that ran on direct mains................................... apparantly it killed a few children then got banned ........................ dropped to 12 volts then!!!! think it was hornby in the 20s or something !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats what my husband was telling me anyway!

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AFAIR it was Hornby (as in Binns Road) - it used a rheostat type device which incorporated a light bulb - under some circumstances you could get 250v (as it was then) between one of the rails & earth !

(I'd love to have one of those to Portable Appliance Test !).
 
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