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  1. Steve replied to the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    Although I've never come across bolted frame stretchers, I've no idea about LNER practice in this respect . It just seemed unusual to me. I agree that the nuts appear to be Nyloc or similar, which is one reason why I assumed it was a final fix.

    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:43 PM
  2. Steve replied to the thread Uk Push Pull Steam Workings/Steam Multiple Units & Buckeyes/Concepts.

    I remember a similar title but have it in my mind that it was in an Ian Allan Locospotters annual for about 1961. Amongst others, the article featured the Dowty automatic coupler, which I think did incorporate the vacuum pipe in the couple head....

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:53 PM
  3. Steve replied to the thread Uk Push Pull Steam Workings/Steam Multiple Units & Buckeyes/Concepts.

    From my personal experience, coupling with a three link or even a screw coupling is far quicker than with a buckeye. With a buckeye you have to stop short, withdraw the buffers, set a coupling jaw open, align it, signal the loco/train together...

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:35 PM
  4. Steve replied to the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    Looking at this picture, it appears that the hornguides and frame stretchers are bolted and not riveted. They don't give the impression of being temporary so I am assuming that this approach has been adopted throughout. Is this assumption correct?

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:58 PM
  5. Steve replied to the thread WW2 locomotive building..

    You've only to watch old film of commuter trains arriving at the likes of Waterloo and Liverpool St to realise that the train was generally empty before it had stopped For example: [MEDIA]

    Jun 20, 2017 at 10:49 AM
  6. Steve replied to the thread Project Wareham.

    £3.20 to park for the best part of a day seems an absolute bargain, even to a Yorkshireman. All car parking in Pickering, whether NYMR, Municipal or private is £5.00/day. The NYMR can't really charge less as their car park would soon fill up...

    Jun 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM
  7. Steve replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Better off with some Desmond Lynam's.

    Jun 17, 2017 at 11:23 PM
  8. Steve replied to the thread Dartmouth Steam Railway.

    It runs in my mind that I had a trip over the line behind a Pannier with a normal 7 coach train several years ago. I've no idea what sort of Pannier as they all look alike. Am I right or have I dream-pt it?

    Jun 16, 2017