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  1. 30854 replied to the thread CSD 498.104 "Albatros".

    .... and the juice for the electric?

    Dec 12, 2017 at 11:58 PM
  2. 30854 liked 240P15's post in the thread CSD 498.104 "Albatros".

    Hello! The beautiful masterpiece , the czechian "Albatros" 498.104 steam locomotive has currently been on tour with the "St. Nicholas special train" Here is a video from YouTube [MEDIA] regards Knut:)

    Dec 12, 2017 at 11:57 PM
  3. 30854 liked Nigel Day's post in the thread Locomotive Front End Designs.

    I have found the pictures of files of the first chimney I built. The first shows how I got the point of aim wrong with it not impinging on the wall fully. The line of aim was at the half radius. The results from this was so disappointing that...

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  4. 30854 liked andrewshimmin's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    I think at the time it was a statutory requirement for all railways to have express locos named after Walter Scott characters.

    Dec 12, 2017 at 11:49 PM
  5. 30854 replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    .... even the Isle of Man Rly obeyed this mandate, with their loco No.6 being named "Peveril" :)

    Dec 12, 2017 at 11:48 PM
  6. 30854 replied to the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    More than a few heritage lines now carry more passengers per annum than during any decade when they operated commercially. Infrastructure often reflects this. The idea that every wayside stop on lines where 90% of custom originates from terminals...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 8:37 PM
  7. 30854 liked Steve B's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Or even a "P" with just the "Obo" - standard for gloomy out of season weekend workings (1969)[ATTACH] Or mentioning 75027 - a Boxing Day special in 1971 when even what passed for "Big Chufferitis" on the Bluebell at the time wasn't up to the...

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  8. 30854 replied to the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    It was even more fun back when trains crossed there! :)

    Dec 12, 2017 at 8:07 PM
  9. 30854 replied to the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    The question of platform length is a valid point and would be even if there wasn't a shedload of photographic evidence for WC/BoB locos on one coach trains 'down west' in days of yore! Remember when HK looked absolutely massive when it was just a...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 5:20 PM
  10. 30854 replied to the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Whatever their faults, the B&CD locos were the last Baltics in service in these islands, surviving into the 1950's. I had a boogie through the sad tale of their genesis a while back...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 1:51 PM
  11. 30854 replied to the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    The absence of any Baltic is a significant gap. So is the absence of anything properly representative of the Glasgow & South Western (there's but one G&SW survivor, an 0-6-0t, stuffed and mounted in Glasgow Transport Museum). The 540 class Baltic...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  12. 30854 liked William Shelford's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Ilfracombe Goods for starters. Then a Dean Goods as the preserved example will always (for good reasons) be static and a Midland 2P.

    Dec 12, 2017 at 12:12 PM
  13. 30854 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    There is half an SER loco surviving (the bottom half ...) I'm also in the "mid Victorian passenger engine" camp, though - the attractions of the classic single wheeler notwithstanding - I suspect a 2-4-0 would probably be a more practical...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 12:12 PM
  14. 30854 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Clearly head and heart need to come together to find a balance. I think the 3MT group picked an excellent class for their railway and region. The Bluebell's Atlantic group made the best use of known resources in Beachy Head. The Patriot group...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 12:11 PM
  15. 30854 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    There's a balance to be struck between sensitive information which shouldn't be broadcast ahead of time and dissemination of knowledge. Even assuming no dubious motives, it's not always an easy matter to identify and keep these separated, so the...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 11:08 AM