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  1. LMS2968 replied to the thread 6229 Return to steam rumour.

    I believe he pronounced it 'Smeelie'. Can't imagine why.

    Jan 20, 2017 at 9:56 AM
  2. LMS2968 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 6229 Return to steam rumour.

    It's interesting how 6229 fits in given the discussions that have sprung up in several places recently about a trend towards premium events on heritage lines, the prices charged for Flying Scotsman trips etc. etc. My own entirely subjective view...

    Jan 19, 2017 at 1:05 PM
  3. LMS2968 liked andrewshimmin's post in the thread 6229 Return to steam rumour.

    "Carapace"?!?! Some of us are very fond of the streamlining on this loco. The correct term is "shroud" (or "bathtub") ;-)

    Jan 18, 2017 at 9:26 PM
  4. LMS2968 replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    8134

    Jan 18, 2017 at 7:49 PM
  5. LMS2968 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 6229 Return to steam rumour.

    Maybe you could extract the loco from under the carapace and hope that no-one noticed ;) Tom

    Jan 18, 2017 at 7:29 PM
  6. LMS2968 replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    See Post 13, bottom of first page.

    Jan 18, 2017 at 6:10 PM
  7. LMS2968 replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    Not really. It was rebuilt with cylinders to replace the previous turbine drive, which meant replacing the front frames section as the turbine had needed major changes. So the rebuild had the following from a Lizzie: smokebox, chimney, boiler,...

    Jan 18, 2017 at 5:42 PM
  8. LMS2968 replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    It did indeed. Although I have the number somewhere, it eludes me at present. All the boilers, including that from the 5X, were repaired and went back into traffic. 6202's was, as far as fitting it went, a standard Class 1 Princess boiler, but...

    Jan 18, 2017 at 4:09 PM
  9. LMS2968 replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    They get a brief mention: 16. All the stop signals at Harrow are semaphores, and the Up Fast Starter (No. 42) at the London end of the platform has an " intensified " electric light behind the spectacles, as its arm is not very conspicuous...

    Jan 18, 2017 at 2:54 PM
  10. LMS2968 replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    Some of the MoT reports were, quite frankly, awful, but this one was very thoroughly investigated and well written. It is well worth the read, but there is a tendency to overplay this accident's contribution to the provision of AWS. The testing...

    Jan 18, 2017 at 11:54 AM
  11. LMS2968 replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    Thank you for that kind comment, much appreciated. Jimc, I think this is the material you're think of; it was posted on the LMS forum - which has now died following a long illness.. I still have the original but am not sure it would fit on here,...

    Jan 18, 2017 at 11:49 AM
  12. LMS2968 replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    It didn't survive, and is not on Yeadon's list for 1912. 6242's damage was severe, but how severe? The RH front main frame was bent back and sheered off ahead of the outside cylinder, but the LH one seems to have only a couple of minor bends in...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM
  13. LMS2968 replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    List of damage to engine and tender as itemised in the BoT report: Damage to Engine and Tender. Engine 1529, "Cook", 6 ft. 6 in. coupled passenger.- Frames badly damaged and knocked out of square, left frame bent round at front end :...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 6:52 PM
  14. LMS2968 replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    It was Ditton, but the barrel hadn't broken away. It had been driven into the firebox by the force of the collision, but the two were later lifted as a unit. [img]

    Jan 17, 2017 at 11:42 AM