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  1. Cartman replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    Probably in a minority here but i like seeing Victorian and Edwardian stuff in their final form, at the end of their careers, black and working alongside diesels.

    May 23, 2019 at 10:45 AM
  2. Cartman liked Jimc's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    The only real "benefit" of building a unsuperheated short cone boiler would be that the livery fascists ought not to object to a pre 1906 paint scheme, red frames and all. As she is she's really quite OK for the pre WW1 period, which is perhaps...

    May 23, 2019 at 10:42 AM
  3. Cartman replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Both sides of the Story. Discussion 2012 - 2019.

    Briefly, on A3s, i have read somewhere that they found the Waverley route a bit of a challenge with its curves and gradients and were better on the East coast main line as they were intended for fast running

    May 23, 2019 at 10:35 AM
  4. Cartman liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Both sides of the Story. Discussion 2012 - 2019.

    That quote by Bulleid seems to have been something he said years later - that he was dubious about building such seemingly antiquated-looking locos but was powerless to stop it as the materials were already at hand. It isn't however borne out by...

    May 23, 2019 at 10:26 AM
  5. Cartman liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Both sides of the Story. Discussion 2012 - 2019.

    On the basis that I was using the "like" button to say thank you for responding to my direct question. It in no way is an indication I agree I am afraid! Robert Thom suggested equal length connecting rods and Thompson agreed. There was also, as...

    May 23, 2019 at 10:22 AM