If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

S.A.C. Martin's Recent Activity

  1. S.A.C. Martin liked JJG Koopmans's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Reading this again Gandhi's comments on democracy comes to mind: "What a great idea" On the single Lemprex I have severe doubts whether it would be better than the double Kylchap, it is simply not possible with less orifices. Kind regards Jos...

    Aug 20, 2017 at 3:22 PM
  2. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Charming...:)

    Aug 20, 2017 at 12:30 PM
  3. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    I have a copy and am very familiar with the proposal. The original author's proposal quite clearly gives a locomotive derived from the Peppercorn A1 - overall dimensions, wheelbase, much of the boiler design. There were several items the trust...

    Aug 20, 2017 at 10:18 AM
  4. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    http://www.bulleidlocos.org.uk/_ldr/ldrClass.aspx Does make interesting reading. Presumably that photograph above is 36003, the incomplete third Leader that was scrapped.

    Aug 19, 2017 at 7:05 PM
  5. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Very fair point. To be fair - almost all of the major railways suffered this in various ways. Thompson's production L1s seriously suffered from this in the axle box area - when in later life these were modified the L1s were almost good....

    Aug 19, 2017 at 6:16 PM
  6. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Fair point.

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:50 PM
  7. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    You've probably just defined an enthusiast, as distinct from an engineer ... Tom

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:49 PM
  8. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    In America, Cab forwards had already been done a number of times and were not found lacking in many respects; but the Leader is a dual cab design, not a cab forward. It was and remains a reasonable idea to have a cab at each end of a locomotive,...

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:49 PM
  9. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    The consistency in railway enthusiasts remains in their inconsistency to apply a a consistent argument to anything.

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:43 PM
  10. S.A.C. Martin liked Jimc's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Can't help thinking that if folk brand the LMS Garratts as failures then what words do they have for the Bulleid Pacifics in their original form?

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:43 PM
  11. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Steam was not the future - the Ivatt Diesel pair contemporary to Leader proves this Centre of boiler for firebox for dangerous for fireman (cramped, single door, no means of escape should loco tip onto side) Southern Railway were not massively...

    Aug 19, 2017 at 12:18 PM
  12. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Leader, yes. The most obscene waste of funds by any railway engineer in British history. That he had permission to build more than the prototype is bonkers. The Garratt on the other hand did great work and were long lived. Not without their...

    Aug 19, 2017 at 11:59 AM
  13. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    It did. This is factual! And rather bizarre but a great example of Doncaster Works practice.

    Aug 19, 2017 at 11:05 AM
  14. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    I would be rather worried if it was an A3 proposal, and Gresley, given it was a Peppercorn A1...

    Aug 19, 2017 at 11:04 AM