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  1. 61624 replied to the thread LMS Hughes Crab 42859.

    If you adopt that logic then there's no point trying to get started on restoring any of the remaining unrestored Barry engines. I think this engine is a far more interesting candidate than most for heritage line use, but the owners seem to be...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 4:58 PM
  2. 61624 replied to the thread Churchward County Project.

    Betton Grange seems to have been well supported, and its just another GW 4-6-0, barely distinguishable from a Hall. 4-4-0s are invariably handsome enginesand I hope that this will prove just as support-worthy as the Grange. There's no doubt...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 3:10 PM
  3. 61624 replied to the thread Scrapping looms for Louisiana & Arkansas 4-6-0 No 503.

    I wondered about Disneyworld, but I think it's too big for them.

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:02 PM
  4. 61624 replied to the thread Oliver Cromwell boiler cert expires when?.

    Seemed straightforward to me: "by all accounts it didn't ...... fail". Whether that's true or not (and I don't know) I think the message was clear enough.

    Feb 18, 2018 at 11:41 PM
  5. 61624 replied to the thread Crowdfunding appeal for 6201.

    I seem to recall that Tyseley accepted a similar offer for Kolhapur and were not impressed by the final paint finish. Maybe the PELS declined in the light of that?

    Feb 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  6. 61624 replied to the thread Salvaging important historical locomotive parts from abroad.

    A lot of parts for vacuum brakes, perhaps injectors too, have come back to the UK from South Africa for use in Barry restorations, which is perhaps not widely appreciated.

    Feb 14, 2018