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  1. Tim Light replied to the thread 6229 Return to steam rumour.

    It's Pecival, apparently, not Percival.

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:17 AM
  2. Tim Light replied to the thread D6332 NBL Type 2 Extremely Heavy General Repair.

    Don't see the sense of using that number. Why not one of the D61xx series?

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:09 AM
  3. Tim Light replied to the thread D6332 NBL Type 2 Extremely Heavy General Repair.

    Good luck with this project. It will fill a big gap if successful. What about the rest of the loco? Will it be completely scratchbuilt? Is there anything else you can salvage from other locos?

    Jan 19, 2017 at 10:41 PM
  4. Tim Light replied to the thread S&C reopening special with Flying Scotsman 31st March.

    I'll watch out for it. The Gala DVDs are always very professional.

    Jan 19, 2017 at 5:03 PM
  5. Tim Light replied to the thread 6229 Return to steam rumour.

    Heads of Ayr

    Jan 19, 2017 at 5:01 PM
  6. Tim Light replied to the thread Trawsfynydd and Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway.

    There are different personality types in preservation. Some people are happy with the challenge of keeping an existing line running. Others have that pioneer instinct and want to extend, reopen, double-track, etc.. It's not going to be easy to...

    Jan 19, 2017 at 4:53 PM
  7. Tim Light replied to the thread 6229 Return to steam rumour.

    I would love to see a streamlined Duchess in action. Most of us are too young to have seen them in LMS days, but even the old black and white photos are quite inspiring. Even as a static exhibit I think she looks great. Am I right in thinking...

    Jan 19, 2017 at 12:43 PM
  8. Tim Light replied to the thread S&C reopening special with Flying Scotsman 31st March.

    I wonder if the KWVR will make one of their excellent DVDs of this event, like they do of their gala days?

    Jan 19, 2017 at 9:22 AM
  9. Tim Light replied to the thread Tornado to haul certain timetabled trains on S&C: Feb 14-16.

    Me too. I notice from the blurb that the trains will consist of 8 coaches. That should be reasonable ... better that the 6 suggested in an earlier post.

    Jan 18, 2017 at 8:51 PM
  10. Tim Light replied to the thread Tornado to haul certain timetabled trains on S&C: Feb 14-16.

    "This unique operation is thought to be the first time in 50 years that steam has been used to haul scheduled passenger trains in Britain." If we want to be picky then this is wrong on several counts: 1. Preserved railways have had their own...

    Jan 18, 2017 at 4:57 PM
  11. Tim Light replied to the thread S&C reopening special with Flying Scotsman 31st March.

    A thoughtful and well-reasoned post, as usual Fred. Just one point to expand on ... you say "... Given that uncertainty it is easy to see why people prefer to pay now and have something to remember ...". This implies that the punters who buy...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 12:18 PM
  12. Tim Light liked johnnew's post in the thread S&C reopening special with Flying Scotsman 31st March.

    I think you are either a pro-gala person/celebrity loco fan or you are not. Personally I tend to avoid them, and spend my money visting lines/museums on ordinary days when you can get to, and see what's there, in comfort and hassle free. I get...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 11:52 AM
  13. Tim Light replied to the thread S&C reopening special with Flying Scotsman 31st March.

    Some good points here. The world has changed as you say, particularly with more affluent pensioners. This was brought home to me on the Welsh Highland a couple of years ago. My wife and I paid about £32 each (which I thought was quite pricey),...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 9:42 AM