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  1. martin1656 replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    No its not big chufferitis Paul, an 2mt with 4 commonweath bogies is practically at its limit, a 4mt will have a bit more in reserve, a tender engine has the edge over a tank engine in the extra coal and water you can carry, so you do have...

    Jul 23, 2017 at 11:39 PM
  2. martin1656 replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    The water tanks on an GW 2-8-0 T are actually quite small, and will always be water critical on any longer railways, big boiler, small tank , Why do some railways prefer Larger engines, well 4 on a tender engine, Driver fireman, and 2...

    Jul 23, 2017 at 10:25 PM
  3. martin1656 replied to the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2017.

    Does Z93 have any significance ? a Red Jubilee ?

    Jul 21, 2017 at 7:57 PM
  4. martin1656 replied to the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway Carriage and Wagon updates.

    i dont know why he reacts as he does, with one exception all the talk has been about the next coaches to enter works and future restorations, and possible options for under frames, or is paul advocating that the Oldbury's are not restored?...

    Jul 21, 2017 at 7:52 PM
  5. martin1656 replied to the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway Carriage and Wagon updates.

    Oh dear, i think you may have just trigggered Pauls WIBN alarm :eek: with that last paragraph, Getting back to the Oldburys would the wooden underframes be able to be suppied as a kit of parts ? pre cut to size pre drilled etc , it would...

    Jul 21, 2017 at 12:11 PM
  6. martin1656 replied to the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway Carriage and Wagon updates.

    Oh Gary, Paul will not be pleased, words are sure to follow :) What is really note worthy, is this, that the railway has grown into what it has become ,i can remember my first trip to Havenstreet, 2 coaches propelled by Spitfire to just...

    Jul 21, 2017 at 9:53 AM