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  1. LMS2968 replied to the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    Which rather states the problem of standardisation: once a part becomes 'standard' it remains the only option, long after better alternatives have appeared. In the course of determining the causes of steaming problems of the new Stanier Class...

    May 27, 2017 at 12:51 PM
  2. LMS2968 liked Courier's post in the thread L & Y R Aspinall Atlantic.

    Had a flick through Aspinall's 1903 paper on train resistance (Inst of Civil Engrs). There are details of runs with 1392 between Liverpool & Southport - including one running up to 77 mph on 16th July, 1899 - the day after the supposed 100 mph...

    May 27, 2017 at 11:43 AM
  3. LMS2968 liked andrewshimmin's post in the thread L & Y R Aspinall Atlantic.

    Your scepticism about the alleged speed record is justified, but your astonishment about Aspinall's claim to greatness is not. Aspinall was at the forefront of locomotive development in his era (and earlier one than Gresley) and in the context of...

    May 27, 2017 at 6:55 AM
  4. LMS2968 replied to the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    You could be right. I think t was raised later, but started at 60.

    May 26, 2017 at 9:04 PM
  5. LMS2968 replied to the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    Indeed, and a 75 mph speed limit imposed.

    May 26, 2017 at 8:26 PM
  6. LMS2968 liked Spamcan81's post in the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    Can add the LNER Silver Jubilee and possibly the West Riding to that. Also to counter Hermod's "going uphill was awfully slow," Nigel Gresley said the secret to fast schedules wasn't headlong dashes downhill but the ability to go fast uphill and...

    May 26, 2017 at 9:59 AM
  7. LMS2968 replied to the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    Hmm... GWR Cornish Riviera Express, LNER Coronation, LMS Coronation Scot, BR Elizabethan, BR Caledonian...

    May 26, 2017 at 9:21 AM
  8. LMS2968 liked Spamcan81's post in the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    Don't mention this to the Bluebell. :)

    May 26, 2017 at 9:17 AM
  9. LMS2968 replied to the thread L & Y R Aspinall Atlantic.

    The Atlantic were fast, no doubt. In theory they were displaced by the original Dreadnought 4-6-0s. The contemporary opinion was that the Atlantics would run but wouldn't pull, while the Dreadnoughts would pull but wouldn't run

    May 26, 2017 at 7:27 AM
  10. LMS2968 replied to the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    I'm imagining the piston speeds at 80 mph. I'm imagining the out of balance forces from the reciprocating masses at that speed. I'm imagining the hammerblow from wheels balanced to reduce these at that speed. Etc, etc.

    May 26, 2017 at 7:23 AM
  11. LMS2968 liked Eightpot's post in the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    Many other existing locos.

    May 26, 2017 at 7:21 AM
  12. LMS2968 liked Gav106's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    From what I understand, and this is by no means an official statement etc etc, but LNWR have lost a number of boilersmiths very recently who have moved to pastures new. LNWR also were expecting this boiler to be completed by January this year but...

    May 25, 2017 at 8:50 PM
  13. LMS2968 replied to the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    Can't see it myself...

    May 25, 2017 at 8:48 PM
  14. LMS2968 replied to the thread Draughting of Jubilees.

    Yes, heavy - but not beyond what the class was capable of doing. But despite the accolades from enthusiasts and the work put into them by he LMS to make them steam, they were never right. If the engine was in good nick with good coal, the driver...

    May 25, 2017 at 7:36 PM
  15. LMS2968 liked torgormaig's post in the thread Draughting of Jubilees.

    Based on what evidence? If you were not on the engine how can you know the the quality of coat used, the state of the fire or a dozen of other variables that come into play? I have no idea which trip you are referring to, but if the crew were...

    May 25, 2017 at 6:53 PM