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S.A.C. Martin's Recent Activity

  1. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Bums on seats Paul. Passengers put money into the coffers and keep the railway going. Basic rule of thumb. Why would any railway restrict their ability to make money (which ultimately goes into restorations, overhauls, insurance, fuel and water,...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:27 PM
  2. S.A.C. Martin liked Spamcan81's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    I suspect I'm on Paul's ignore list - am I bovvered? - but what does the NYMR do, lengthen Goathland platforms or stick to four coach trains?

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:15 PM
  3. S.A.C. Martin liked WishIHadAName's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    I see the latest Heritage Railway Magazine has a much more positive slant on the T3 appeal.

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:15 PM
  4. S.A.C. Martin liked Steve B's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Or even a "P" with just the "Obo" - standard for gloomy out of season weekend workings (1969)[ATTACH] Or mentioning 75027 - a Boxing Day special in 1971 when even what passed for "Big Chufferitis" on the Bluebell at the time wasn't up to the...

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  5. S.A.C. Martin liked Spamcan81's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Dream on. :)

    Dec 12, 2017 at 6:21 PM
  6. S.A.C. Martin liked JMJR1000's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    You know Paul one thing I don't think I or anyone that I know of has thought to ask you yet, if we were to follow your way and thinking and logic, just what would we do with the big chuffers? If we were to just purely focus on using the smaller,...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 8:42 AM
  7. S.A.C. Martin liked Foxhunter's post in the thread Tornado.

    ...another railtour added to next year's diary, 'The Bard of Avon', Manchester (yes, Manchester!) to Stratford-upon-Avon: https://www.a1steam.com/2017/12/08/the-bard-of-avon/ Foxy

    Dec 11, 2017 at 8:58 PM
  8. S.A.C. Martin liked Steve B's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    I hadn't realised what could be done with water jet cutting until I saw this a few years ago (read through and you'll find several references to the process): http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/locos/atlantic/latest_09.html Steve B

    Dec 11, 2017 at 7:26 PM
  9. S.A.C. Martin liked Hirn's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Very interested. Knew twenty or thirty years ago how surprisingly accurate a flame cutter could readily be - accurate enough to cut the teeth for a rack out of slab, and not a high tech flame - oxypropane. But you did need to set it off from a...

    Dec 11, 2017 at 2:14 PM
  10. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Paul, as I (accurately) recall, you put me on ignore because I had the temerity to call you out for a number of particularly crass comments you made on the Brighton Atlantic thread. You’re not the victim there by any means. Still waiting on you...

    Dec 10, 2017 at 7:13 PM
  11. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    RE the Q class - no, it's not the biggest freight locomotive. However given at the Bluebell Railway we also have the two 0-6-0s from the SECR, it is significantly larger and more powerful than both. I was quite grateful for its additional...

    Dec 10, 2017 at 12:48 PM
  12. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    The feeling is mutual Paul. I also have you on "ignore". It's a good policy which, judging from the quality of your posts in this thread, will continue into the future. :) "Arch Big Chufferite?" I love all God's steam locos equally...;)

    Dec 10, 2017 at 12:47 PM
  13. S.A.C. Martin liked estwdjhn's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    The pace technology is moving forward in some areas is quite impressive - the power of 3d CAD modeling coupled with technology like 3d printers or lost polystyrene patterns (to say nothing of stuff that's now near routine like laser cut steel...

    Dec 10, 2017 at 11:10 AM
  14. S.A.C. Martin liked Bill Drewett's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Except that isn't really the case. Let's have a look at the question in post #1: 'If money was available what type of steam locomotive would you love to see build for heritage lines?' (My emphasis). The question is about our fantasy, which is...

    Dec 10, 2017 at 11:10 AM
  15. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Replica builds for heritage lines..

    Agreed, though I suspect it gets progressively more complex the more modern the locomotive. After all, locomotive drawing offices had teams of draughtsman drawing up locomotives, in the process doing calculations on stresses, weights and so on,...

    Dec 10, 2017 at 11:09 AM