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  1. 61624 replied to the thread The Gwili Railway thread.

    Is the site only big enough for a two road shed? The incremental cost of making it three road would not be that great and would then allow the Mk 1 service set to be under cover as well (I assume to dining coaches will be given priority as...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 9:13 AM
  2. 61624 replied to the thread Wheel Drops.

    Doubt whether there are many functional sheer legs left now. There is one in the shed at Grosmont, but I don't think it has been used for years - and its hydraulics have recently been cannibalised to repair the very similar items on the wheeldrops!

    Nov 21, 2017 at 11:35 PM
  3. 61624 replied to the thread Whillan Beck (The Train from Spain) - RERPS.

    She looks great as is - I think I may have to make the long trek to Lakeland next year - it has been far too long since I was last there!

    Nov 21, 2017 at 8:19 PM
  4. 61624 replied to the thread 73096.

    There are always going to be locos awaiting overhaul ("rotting away" is a very emotive term, they are still rotting away when in use, it's just that you don't see it as the effects are in hidden-away areas), its the proportion of the fleet that...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 9:52 AM
  5. 61624 replied to the thread 73096.

    Can a railway have too many locomotives - discuss!

    Nov 20, 2017 at 1:34 PM
  6. 61624 replied to the thread 73096.

    Don't they get loads of people mid-week though? I've heard there were so many coming on Wednesdays that they've now split and some come Tuesdays or Thursdays instead.

    Nov 19, 2017 at 3:09 PM
  7. 61624 replied to the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    Are we starting to see an industrial loco resurgence on the NYMR? I'd like to think it could offer a permanent home for a second example of some sort after Lucie - nan Austerity would be a versatile addition, it just needs someone with a working...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 3:02 PM
  8. 61624 replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    The choice of Butterley would be an interesting decision - how much major boiler work have they done recently (if ever!)?

    Nov 18, 2017 at 12:17 AM
  9. 61624 replied to the thread Hayling Seaside Steam 2017!!!.

    The newly built "Faith", being offered for sale at the L &B would seem to be an ideal engine for Hayling Island - somewhere between a 2ft narrow gauge and a 2ft miniature engine, rather like the Groudle Glen or Gartell locos. All that is needed...

    Nov 16, 2017