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  1. Bluenosejohn liked Piggy's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Eviction Notice.

    Yes, because they know how to honour a contract ....

    Jun 17, 2021 at 1:22 PM
  2. Bluenosejohn liked Big Al's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    All the signs are that the S&DRT now has a supportive and productive new home. For the WSR it's rapidly becoming a 'loss, loss' situation, it seems. And plans continue apace, so I am told by an active supporter, to quickly rebuild the S&D story...

    Jun 17, 2021 at 1:11 PM
  3. Bluenosejohn liked Flying Phil's post in the thread Windcutter Wagons.

    The remaining sheets of steel were delivered this week......so we have started to weld them in place. To maintain social distance, I did some prep and primer paint at the other end.[ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  4. Bluenosejohn liked Andy Norman's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Eviction Notice.

    Please find the link to this weeks Washford update Blog below: https://www.sdrt.org/the-merry-men-of-washford/

    Jun 16, 2021 at 9:46 PM
  5. Bluenosejohn liked D1002's post in the thread Portsmouth Harbour Express, 46100 Royal Scot, 16th June 2021..

    Approaching St. Denys: [MEDIA]

    Jun 16, 2021 at 9:42 PM
  6. Bluenosejohn liked Shaggy's post in the thread Portsmouth Harbour Express, 46100 Royal Scot, 16th June 2021..

    Photos taken today at Romsey on the outward leg and approaching Salisbury on the return. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  7. Bluenosejohn liked Llwyngwern's post in the thread Developments on the Corris Railway.

    The ‘Great Little Trains of Wales’ is delighted to announce the Corris Railway will be joining as its latest new member, joining the existing eleven Welsh scenic railways in the consortium. The railways which make up the Great Little Trains of...

    Jun 16, 2021 at 9:39 PM
  8. Bluenosejohn liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Didn't know the Swanage Railway was now able to run a slip coach service! Tom

    Jun 16, 2021 at 3:27 PM
  9. Bluenosejohn liked Gladiator 5076's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    On a line that is normally only 5.5 miles long a different "angle" is hard to get. A service train from Monday (a day that was really too warm of course for steam photography) and yesterday a piece of track that I had never managed to catch a...

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  10. Bluenosejohn liked Matt78's post in the thread The Gwili Railway thread.

    just for @Steve , bolts cut now! A few other pics from this morning. Springs for TVR 220 are back ready to be fitted as well. regards Matt

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  11. Bluenosejohn liked SpudUk's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    I know it's become something of a game on NatPres to pile-on 'City of truro fan' recently, but it's not a good look for the heritage railway community or the forum, particularly as his tendency to take things literally suggests a particular...

    Jun 16, 2021 at 1:54 PM
  12. Bluenosejohn liked marshall5's post in the thread Boiler safety issues.

    Unlike on a loco, when driving a traction engine most of the braking is done on the reverser. Going down a steep hill, with the reverser back beyond mid-gear there is a tendency to pump air into the boiler and it is/was known for the safety...

    Jun 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  13. Bluenosejohn liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Yes and no :) There was a lot of back-and-forth, but Ellson, the Civil Engineer, (remembering the Sevenoaks accident) was averse to pony trucks on large engines. In 1938, the drawing office got out a design with a Helmholtz leading truck. With...

    Jun 16, 2021 at 11:59 AM
  14. Bluenosejohn liked Steve's post in the thread Boiler safety issues.

    I've had two pressure gauges fail whilst I was on a loco and had to be changed. The first time, I noticed that the pressure was dropping somewhat rapidly on the climb to Goathland so I started to shovel a lot more, We were down to about 100 psi...

    Jun 16, 2021 at 11:57 AM
  15. Bluenosejohn liked Eightpot's post in the thread Boiler safety issues.

    I believe the name is actually Bourdon.

    Jun 16, 2021 at 11:56 AM