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  1. D7076 replied to the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express - 14/10/17.

    Flooding would be a significant issue if Hellifield was on the Cumbrian Coast..

    Oct 18, 2017 at 1:04 AM
  2. Wenlock liked pmh_74's post in the thread Imperial units of measurement and the future?.

    Imperial measurements will survive in some form so long as America keeps using them. Also, even now, ask any British child how tall they are and they will invariably reply in feet and inches. Because they are nice and convenient measurements....

    Oct 18, 2017 at 1:00 AM
  3. Matt37401 liked Wenlock's post in the thread The colour for a 20T LMS Brake Van.

    The quickest way to find out would be paint it whatever colour you fancy, and wait. You'll soon get lots of messages telling you exactly what colour it should have been!!

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:51 AM
  4. 30854 replied to the thread Best British Locomotive.

    @8126 Your point re: superheat (which I cheerfully concede) rather reinforces my own view that Stanier was open to improvements. If I've perhaps been less fulsome than is due to Gresley, it's down to less knowledge than yours of his work prior to...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:20 AM
  5. Matt37401 replied to the thread Channel 4 Programme.

    Could it be done so that it looks ok for filming, then the coach is withdrawn and finished to a decent standard after the cameras stop rolling?

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:18 AM
  6. Bluenosejohn liked TseTT's post in the thread Imperial units of measurement and the future?.

    Slightly off topic, my employer insists everything is metric. Including the vehicle height stickers in the company vans. How very useful when there are a lot of low bridge signs in imperial only. What could possibly go wrong?

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:17 AM
  7. toplight replied to the thread Imperial units of measurement and the future?.

    I think everyone involved in heritage stuff knows imperial units and the general population in Britain generally do too. I can think in either metric or imperial. We still measure peoples height in feet and inches, their weight in stones, speed...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:15 AM
  8. Matt37401 replied to the thread Saint Class 135 ish mph.

    I can't remember which one it was, but before the locomotive exchanges in 1948, but wasn't one the Dynomometer cars found to not to be caliberated correctly?

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:09 AM
  9. baldbazza liked 35B's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Perhaps if the pots and kettles could agree on their blackness, it might be helpful. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:04 AM
  10. baldbazza liked paulhitch's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    This is beginning to sound like another W.S.R. internecine squabble. I only hope I'm wrong. PH

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:01 AM
  11. baldbazza liked Robin White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    There is plenty of space for such facilities in the loco compound, to include office, mess and other facilities in a GWR style building. All that is needed is a plan, and some finance each year. Steady progress against a plan over a few years...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM
  12. TseTT replied to the thread Imperial units of measurement and the future?.

    Slightly off topic, my employer insists everything is metric. Including the vehicle height stickers in the company vans. How very useful when there are a lot of low bridge signs in imperial only. What could possibly go wrong?

    Oct 17, 2017 at 11:55 PM
  13. 30854 liked 8126's post in the thread Best British Locomotive.

    A minor quibble perhaps, but I certainly wouldn't suggest Stanier for high-degree superheat; several of the pre-grouping companies used larger superheaters than the GWR, but arguably Gresley was the foremost early exponent of high-degree...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 11:50 PM
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