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  1. 30854 liked Paul Kibbey's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I used to live in Foxcote Colliery Cottages near Radstock , often seen on the coal tip picking coal , possibly more stone than coal , " we wuz poor but 'appy " also alert for all the missiles flying out of the fire place , holy rugs .

    Oct 22, 2017 at 4:56 PM
  2. 30854 replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Extension plans.

    Won't work unfortunately. As ross said [post#831] above, the critical item is the angle of the 'V' which defines the geometry. You might just get away with the resulting jarring change of direction for hand shoved wagons, but no-one would...

    Oct 22, 2017 at 1:21 PM
  3. 30854 liked lostlogin's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    Is the simpler potential answer not to look for a single loco but rather find a way of connecting two together so they can be driven from the leading cab. Logically the two Funky's with another loco as back up. Obviously the technology is there...

    Oct 22, 2017 at 11:32 AM
  4. 30854 liked Avonside2's post in the thread Irish Narrow Gauge Railways.

    It will Be enclosed[ATTACH]

    Nancy in Daylight.JPG Oct 22, 2017 at 11:28 AM
  5. 30854 liked Avonside2's post in the thread Irish Narrow Gauge Railways.

    The Money the next £10,000 has been Received By Patrick Keef on Friday, This is the Key to start the Restoration of "Nancy" To Running Condition, May I thank all who Contributed to The Nancy Fund Regards Micheal Kennedy.[ATTACH]

    Nancy.jpg Oct 22, 2017 at 11:27 AM
  6. 30854 liked clam1952's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    Least his site is still being maintained, unlike the Welsh Highland forum which seems to have died and has now been taken over by Tapatalk which probably will stop any sane person going there anyway. I used the gradient profiles for my simulator...

    Oct 22, 2017 at 12:03 AM
  7. 30854 liked CymruGarratt's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    The SAR Class 91s are completely unsuitable. Firstly, they are huge - they collided with some of the platform canopies when in service in SA and I understand that they cannot be cut down as their power units and ancillaries occupy pretty much the...

    Oct 22, 2017 at 12:02 AM
  8. 30854 replied to the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    Re: SAR/ZASM Class 91 - That's progress for you! Given the reported experience over on the IoM with "Cabbage" No.21, I can only agree with you about a new thunderbird diesel. I'm guessing price issues (only partly connected with emission...

    Oct 22, 2017 at 12:02 AM
  9. 30854 replied to the thread The Vale of Rheidol Railway - News.

    Look what's nearly ready (Nope, not No.7 ... just yet). Suitable segregated accomodation for hyperactive sprogs? One can but dream! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1897376260278056&id=205064302842602&__tn__=%2As%2As-R

    Oct 21, 2017 at 7:13 PM
  10. 30854 replied to the thread Rampton Trust - SOTILLOS.

    I had no idea "Santa Ana" was in GSR livery! :D

    Oct 21, 2017 at 4:25 PM
  11. 30854 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Best British Locomotive.

    Casiopier? A long pedestrian pleasure arcade incorporating one or more portable electronic calculating devices isn't it? Tom

    Oct 21, 2017 at 4:19 PM
  12. 30854 replied to the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    Pretty 'on the ball' with the rolling stock too.... and those interested in detailed gradient profiles of the WHR could do a lot worse than 'isengard'. Personally, I find the odd dissenting voice distinctly refreshing and if the odd boo-boo or...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  13. 30854 liked clam1952's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    All very true likewise followed his day by day reconstruction stuff which came in extremely useful for my reconstruction of the FR/ WHR on the Trainz simulator, however he is somewhat biased in certain aspects and often not strictly correct,...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 4:04 PM
  14. 30854 liked Bayard's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Remembering the southern English coalfields is to show your age these days. Mind you there's still coal mined in them thar hills: the Forest of Dean just about hangs on.

    Oct 21, 2017 at 3:59 PM
  15. 30854 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Pretty much everything shows my age these days. :(

    Oct 21, 2017 at 3:59 PM