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  1. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Flying Scotsman.

    I would accept that point, were it not for the utter ridiculousness of this weeks complaints about the four train line up. That was levels of absurdity worthy of a Have I got news for you item. It might not be an actual agenda but at times...

    Apr 29, 2017 at 4:13 PM
  2. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Flying Scotsman.

    Come now Jim, I don't mean anti NRM in terms of people wanting it to close or getting rid of exhibits. But it has been the same people doing and saying the same things - perhaps "anti" is too strong. But the NRM can never do right apparently....

    Apr 29, 2017 at 2:24 PM
  3. S.A.C. Martin liked The Green Howards's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    I recall going on a trip to York by train not long after it opened too - first the Jorvik centre and a walk along the wall, before the NRM. Must have been 1976 as I was in my last year at junior school. And on-topic, watched FS steaming along...

    Apr 29, 2017 at 2:19 PM
  4. S.A.C. Martin liked The Black Hat's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    The problem with the NRM is that the enthusiasts think its a railway museum run for them, when its really for the masses. That's why they cant stand that certain terminology, or way things are presented are not entirely true to form, so that they...

    Apr 29, 2017 at 2:19 PM
  5. S.A.C. Martin liked Jimc's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Maybe they hold a fascination for the general public. I would hope the NRM has a reasonable idea of how long people spend looking at each exhibit which would inform their policy of what's on display. If you take the view that only those who were...

    Apr 29, 2017 at 9:32 AM
  6. S.A.C. Martin liked Spamcan81's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Why should that be a reason for disposal? Many younger visitors won't remember seeing a fair few of the NRM's exhiits in action.

    Apr 29, 2017 at 9:32 AM
  7. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    But that's not the approach that was taken Julian, unless you know something we don't or gleaned from the NRM letters that we haven't...

    Apr 29, 2017 at 9:32 AM
  8. S.A.C. Martin liked MellishR's post in the thread Ton up Tornado.

    If I recall aright, the reason for the A1 Trust not being able to adopt Porta's proposals was not so much because the result would no longer have been a Peppercorn A1 (it could still have been little different in appearance and much of its...

    Apr 28, 2017 at 3:22 PM
  9. S.A.C. Martin liked goldfish's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    Can you imagine in the modern day suggesting that there should be a publicly funded National Railway Museum, in a large purpose built building full of artefacts whose market value must now be enormous? We should be extremely grateful that we...

    Apr 28, 2017 at 11:21 AM
  10. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Well, you could turn that around - in what way does the T9 have a unique relevance not otherwise held elsewhere in the collection? For example, if longevity through pre-grouping - grouping - nationalisation is an important story to tell, then the...

    Apr 28, 2017 at 11:19 AM
  11. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Fair point, but does inside versus outside cylinders plus wheel arrangement really deem the T3 more historically relevant than the T9? Which represents the most numerous of passenger classes at one point (4-4-0, inside cylinder) and also a...

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:19 AM
  12. S.A.C. Martin liked johnofwessex's post in the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    Of course you can do as the Ffestiniog/WHR appear to do & have a variety of stock in the train ranging from 'Super Barns' to Bug Boxes......................

    Apr 28, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  13. S.A.C. Martin liked martin1656's post in the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    Being involved with a railway that runs both, vintage and Mk1's both have their advantages and disadvantages, it depends on what you want, if you just want a trip on a train, Mk1's are fine, if you want a true vintage experience, then you can't...

    Apr 28, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  14. S.A.C. Martin liked DisusedBranch's post in the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    To me this begs the question that surely a Mk1 on its original underframe with its original interior is more historically authentic than what is effectively the remains of a coach exterior, heavily repaired with a lot of new wood, with a largely...

    Apr 28, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  15. S.A.C. Martin liked pmh_74's post in the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    Thanks for clarifying that. As I pointed out though, there are plenty of others out there - some are incorporated in bungalows and so on and I deliberately omitted those which look like you would have no hope of ever getting hold of, but there is...

    Apr 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM