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  1. ghost replied to the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    I'm not sure that the bogie overhaul has actually been completed. I think the tender chassis has also been started, but again I'm not sure that it has been completed. Keith

    Nov 15, 2019 at 7:46 PM
  2. ghost liked olly5764's post in the thread SVR wagons 2019.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Finally got the Technology to behave. These are the pics I tried to up load yesterday! The first two show the shaft as described from 98480, with the irregularities turned out of the journals, note...

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  3. ghost liked Andy B's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Basically, The front end needs attention amongst other things. compared to last year she’s much More thirsty which means more use of the injector and hence more coal.

    Nov 12, 2019 at 2:17 PM
  4. ghost replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    I seem to recall that a loop is planned at Parracombe in the current plans. Keith

    Nov 12, 2019 at 10:11 AM
  5. ghost liked MrDibbs's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Talking to one of the reps, the alterations to the smoke-box to reduce the chimney height actually made it worse, back pressure greatly increased. It was using 2500-3500 gallons per 18 miles at the NYMR, not really ideal.

    Nov 12, 2019 at 10:04 AM
  6. ghost liked olly5764's post in the thread SVR wagons 2019.

    Despite the cold, things seem to be going quite well at Bewdley at the moment, must be down to all those warming cups of tea. Inside the shed, the Mica B is getting timber on the walls and starting to look like a van again. With one wall and one...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 5:49 AM
  7. ghost liked Steve's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I can't answer that. all i know is that, compared with other locos used on the NYMR , it gobbled coal to do essentially the same job.

    Nov 12, 2019 at 5:46 AM
  8. ghost liked 5944's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I did hear that when it was running in at the Mid Norfolk, there wasn't a lot of water left after a 26 mile round trip. It's a bit better now but nowhere near where it should be.

    Nov 11, 2019 at 10:47 PM
  9. ghost replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I thought the re-draughting had made it a much more economical loco? Or was it really bad to start with?! ;) Keith

    Nov 11, 2019 at 9:50 PM
  10. ghost replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Umm...they must have a TWAO to operate the extended railway. CP powers are a different matter Keith

    Nov 10, 2019 at 1:28 PM