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  1. ragl liked Steve's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    the GCR London extension had a ruling grade of 1 in 176, if i remember correctly. On that basis even my little 0-4-0ST will happily haul 10 mk.1's. Admittedly, not at 25 mph, though!

    Jan 16, 2018 at 10:13 PM
  2. ragl liked Victor's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    . Harsh. And remember, you're here as well.:)

    Jan 15, 2018 at 10:04 AM
  3. ragl liked Copper-capped's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    This thread is getting 'old', but thanks to bracket creep, it may not have even hit middle age.... On a lighter note, I'm looking forward to "seeing" BIL fulfilling it's potential! :cool:

    Jan 15, 2018 at 10:03 AM
  4. ragl liked J Rob't Harrison's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    I'm not sure how far the £50,000 would go, however we do have the cylinder block (new-old stock that would originally have been a spare for an RS&H 0-6-0), various elements of the motion either machined new by ourselves or bought again as new-old...

    Jan 15, 2018 at 7:23 AM
  5. ragl liked Gav106's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    To be fair the cost of building a narrow gauge loco is far far cheaper than a standard gauge so that doesn't really have anything to do with the point I was making. Ok, so breaking down your point about the P2. You are correct in saying it is...

    Jan 15, 2018 at 7:20 AM
  6. ragl liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Tornado.

    Mark has a different side of the story to me and is close to the Gresley family and was close to Dorothy Mather (Peppercorns widow) too. You have to remember we’re coming at it from very different positions and he is also the chair of the...

    Jan 15, 2018 at 7:16 AM
  7. ragl liked 242A1's post in the thread Tornado.

    One of the many issues that LDP was addressing. Others followed, lubrication, pistonhead design, multi piston ring development, improvements in materials. And that is before valve design is touched upon. The subject has been raised before. We...

    Jan 15, 2018 at 7:15 AM
  8. ragl replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    What makes you think that I've got one? Cheers, Alan

    Jan 15, 2018 at 7:13 AM
  9. ragl liked 35B's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Oi, not all of us are old! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Jan 14, 2018 at 3:05 PM
  10. ragl replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    I wonder, but do I see a lot of bored old men trying to fill their time meaningfully on social media??? Cheers, Alan

    Jan 14, 2018 at 10:38 AM
  11. ragl liked Copper-capped's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    We*, are basically parasites that get a free feed from the spectacle of mainline steam. Some hosts tolerate parasites or can even have a symbiotic relationship. A parasite becomes a problem when it causes discomfort or starts an infection. In...

    Jan 14, 2018 at 10:36 AM
  12. ragl replied to the thread Gresley Valve Gear - non-LNER.

    Fabulous!! What a remarkable facility and the quality of the work looks to be outstanding, lots of new parts for the Big Boy and the diesels look superb. Many thanks for sharing. Cheers, Alan

    Jan 14, 2018 at 10:26 AM
  13. ragl liked fish7373's post in the thread Gresley Valve Gear - non-LNER.

    [MEDIA] https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/inside_track/steam-update-5-31-2017.htm Some info on the big boy when we visited america we went to Cheyenne UP steam roundhouse more like a Cathedral to say very impressive place, they...

    Jan 14, 2018 at 10:13 AM
  14. ragl liked 30854's post in the thread Gresley Valve Gear - non-LNER.

    T'was not that long ago, in the grand scheme if things, that the idea of a "Challenger" ever steaming again was pie in the sky! My previous post wasn't based on any definitive UP statement, more just a general impression from watching updates on...

    Jan 13, 2018 at 2:04 PM
  15. ragl liked twr12's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Indeed. WCR investing in the long term reliability of 46115 by “just” fitting a new middle cylinder block; is used by some to suggest problems with a different loco! And, the engineers at Carnforth are in regular contact with colleagues at many...

    Jan 13, 2018 at 10:22 AM