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  1. clinker replied to the thread Meet the Steampunk Model Railway Enthusiast.

    I wonder, would Roland Emmett qualify as a pioneer of Steampunk?

    Aug 7, 2020 at 7:21 PM
  2. clinker replied to the thread NRM J17 at Bressingham.

    Depending on how things pan out in the future, 'New' GE locomotives COULD be built. If we look at the projects 'in the offing', Despite the rather derogatory item in SR some time back, The F5 trust are forging ahead (It seemed to Me that the...

    Aug 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM
  3. clinker replied to the thread AEC.

    My old Dad said something like that about a Standard Sentinel Steam Waggon, before the end of that particular rally season it appeared with a brass plate bearing the name 'Unrepeatable'

    Aug 4, 2020 at 10:46 PM
  4. clinker replied to the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    There's a similar story in 'Stratford, A Loco Man Remembers' where the inspector Walter lee looped a rope around the water glass, So the fireman Knew that He would have to deal with a broken glass, He just didn't know When!

    Aug 1, 2020
  5. clinker liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    I recall reading decades ago in a footplate reminiscences book (was it the Harold Gasson one? - it was years ago I read it). Anyway, said young fireman got onto the footplate of a GWR engine, and once they were well underway, the driver asked if...

    Aug 1, 2020
  6. clinker liked weltrol's post in the thread Boilers & Accidents.

    IIRC, that lever was connected to the standard GWR gauge frame. Its purpose was to allow the fireman to isolate the gauge from outside a steam-filled footplate in the event of a gauge glass breaking. They fell into disuse as the quality of gauge...

    Aug 1, 2020
  7. clinker replied to the thread NRM J17 at Bressingham.

    This is a hard one to know either one way or the other, I am under the impression that the J17 was saved because it was (possibly) the last with a belpaire boiler BUT that would be about the limit of it, The E4 was saved as it was the last 2-4-0...

    Aug 1, 2020
  8. clinker liked Spamcan81's post in the thread To Europe For Steam.

    Deepest condolences to you and your family David. One abiding memory of your dad was on the Aeroflot flight back from Havana in March 1992. I was sat next to your father and we were talking to a Russian lass. The chap in the seat behind was out...

    Aug 1, 2020
  9. clinker liked David Alborough's post in the thread To Europe For Steam.

    So lovely to read all the comments about my father Bill Alborough. Unfortunately I have to say he passed away overnight. He loved steam railways all over the world, and I think he has left a lot of people with happy memories of tours that he...

    Aug 1, 2020
  10. clinker liked marshall5's post in the thread 567 Victorian 4-4-0 New Build.

    Could you not modify the design to take 1/2" or 15mm brass balls available here https://www.ballandrollerstore.com/brass-ball-bearings/ Have you considered 1/2" stainless balls? If you need to go slightly larger than 17/32" rather than smaller...

    Aug 1, 2020