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  1. Jimc replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    City of Truro and the Dukedog would ideally line up with 2516. And if Didcot can build a Dean Single in my lifetime... especially if one were to stretch a point and put 3282 Chepstow Castle plates on the Dukedog - that would be worth seeing.

    Nov 23, 2017 at 4:37 PM
  2. Jimc replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    And hopefully with 2818 as well...

    Nov 23, 2017 at 1:21 AM
  3. Jimc replied to the thread Wheel Drops.

    I'm sure if you make your new carriage a solid wooden block with no room for people in it "they" will happily allow it.

    Nov 22, 2017 at 6:37 PM
  4. Jimc replied to the thread Wheel Drops.

    Modes of failure perhaps?

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:48 PM
  5. Jimc replied to the thread Wheel Drops.

    Didcot's lifting shop seems functional... [img]

    Nov 21, 2017 at 11:42 PM
  6. Jimc replied to the thread Wheel Drops.

    I can't find a mention of wheel drops in Lyons. All the repair shops seem to have had fairly serious lifting capability. Yet I have some vague feeling I've seen it mentioned somewhere.

    Nov 21, 2017 at 11:27 PM
  7. Jimc replied to the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

    Just ROD I think. What's the story behind the ROD having all those Belgian locos? Did their crews evacuate in front of the advancing Germans?

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:38 PM
  8. Jimc replied to the thread 73096.

    If their out of service locomotives are sitting in a headshunt rotting away then, I submit, yes.

    Nov 20, 2017 at 11:44 PM
  9. Jimc replied to the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

    I found this map... https://ncc1717.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/plateau-both-2.jpg on this page. https://ncc1717.wordpress.com/train-layout/ I think this is the approx location, but there's nothing there now. If you put satellite view on and...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 10:22 PM
  10. Jimc replied to the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

    Doing some reading I think most likely Plateau was a large yard where the standard gauge rails ended and battlefield transport took over. Judging by the name it was a high and dry spot. Most likley it survived no longer than the time the war was...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 9:14 PM
  11. Jimc replied to the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

    Its certainly a Dean Goods piloting the train on the left. Safety valve cover, belpaire boiler, GWR style tender. I still seem to see a polygonal cab spectacle window on the l/h train engine though. It also appears to have that distinctive line...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 1:53 PM
  12. Jimc liked Foxhunter's post in the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

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    Nov 20, 2017 at 12:49 PM
  13. Jimc liked Foxhunter's post in the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

    I beg to differ, square cab spectacles so not J36. I suspect they are SNCB Class 44s, another good Scottish design! Foxy

    Nov 20, 2017 at 12:41 PM
  14. Jimc posted a new thread.

    Battle of Cambrai - what Locos

    [img] Trains taking tanks to the battle of Cambrai. The leading engines on two of the trains at least are obviously Dean Goods. What are the second ones? http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215583?cat=photographs...

    Forum: Steam Traction

    Nov 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  15. Jimc replied to the thread Paint froth question!.

    Not sure. Certainly the first 23 miles.

    Nov 19, 2017 at 10:39 PM