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  1. Jamessquared replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    I suspect just workshop and drawing office practice - I believe the cylinders and valve chests and much of the motion is identical to the Atlantics, so saving time and pattern making. Also worth noting, as @Jimc has pointed out on occasion,...

    Sep 19, 2017 at 10:54 AM
  2. Jamessquared liked torgormaig's post in the thread Australian garratt 6029.

    Indeed - why not doublehead it the UP Big Boy! I'm sure Network Rail's gauging people could fit them in somehow. Peter James

    Sep 19, 2017 at 7:09 AM
  3. Jamessquared liked Steve's post in the thread Tender Austerity at Ribble Steam Railway.

    The water argument doesn't really hold water. :rolleyes: In simplistic terms, the amount of water used to run the service will be constant whatever the loco and will therefore require the same total amount of time to fill. It is whether you...

    Sep 18, 2017 at 9:00 PM
  4. Jamessquared replied to the thread Crowdfunding appeal for 6201.

    Without wishing to comment on the competence of WCRC one way or the other, there does seem to be a common theme widely expressed on NatPres (and it has been very prevalent in this thread, with reference to several different locomotives) that...

    Sep 18, 2017 at 7:54 PM
  5. Jamessquared replied to the thread Conditions inside a boiler.

    Metaphorically consumed .... Thinking about this further. If you have two boilers of different shape containing equivalent mass of water, the force needing to be applied to that water under the same conditions of gradient and acceleration etc....

    Sep 18, 2017 at 7:49 PM
  6. Jamessquared liked Phil-d259's post in the thread Spa Valley Bridge Strike.

    Well said. Unlike the national network who can call on the resources of a properly qualified structural engineer 24/7 (a service which does not come cheap by the way) or who has large quantities of staff / equipment / cash to hand, bridge bashes...

    Sep 18, 2017 at 7:33 PM
  7. Jamessquared liked burmister's post in the thread Spa Valley Bridge Strike.

    This is an unofficial update although I am a member of the railways Leadership committee. I understand Our Independent Civil Engineer attended site this morning and sadly the Bridge must be repaired before any rail traffic is allowed over it. A...

    Sep 18, 2017 at 7:33 PM