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  1. Jamessquared replied to the thread GCR Ending of Lineside Passes, ex-Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    It’s not “Health and Safety” that has caused a change. Activities that were previously possible on many heritage railways such as unaccompanied access to yards while locos were being prepared have largely disappeared not because Health and Safety...

    Jan 19, 2019 at 8:09 AM
  2. Jamessquared liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread GCR Ending of Lineside Passes, ex-Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    “Remember when is the lowest form of conversation.” Tony Soprano. The point is that how things were is not how things are now. You can tilt at windmills, you can shout at pigeons and rage into the night about how you can’t do what you used to do...

    Jan 19, 2019 at 7:36 AM
  3. Jamessquared replied to the thread Longest Tank Engine Runs.

    Don't know the answer to that, but since it was an organised trial and there was no doubt a bit of prestige at stake as well as the scientific data, you'd have thought the LNWR would have sent an engine in good fettle - wouldn't you? Tom

    Jan 18, 2019 at 10:48 PM
  4. Jamessquared liked RLinkinS's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Both sides of the Story. Discussion 2012 - 2018.

    The weight diagram of the LMS proposal is shown on page 130 of "Chronicles of Steam". I has 3 cylinders, a shortened Duchess boiler with 40 square feet grate area and 6' driving wheels and a tractive effort of 35250 lbs. It is very similar in...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 9:18 PM
  5. Jamessquared replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Both sides of the Story. Discussion 2012 - 2018.

    From the relevant volume of Bradley, talking about the prototype N1, which was outshopped in March 1923: "By this date [mid 1925] trouble was being met from the derived valve gear where back-lash and loss of lever rigidity was causing the centre...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 6:19 PM
  6. Jamessquared replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Both sides of the Story. Discussion 2012 - 2018.

    Re 2-6-2 tender engines. There was a 1934 proposal from Maunsell for one on the SR, with the wide firebox Belpaire boiler from the proposed (unbuilt) pacific, four cylinders, standard flush-sided 5,000 gallon 8-wheel double-bogie tender. The...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 5:56 PM
  7. Jamessquared replied to the thread Tornado.

    Would be funny if it wasn’t actually yours, and we’re about to get another “some b*gg*r has nicked my mug” post on Things that wind me up ... ;) Tom

    Jan 18, 2019 at 9:42 AM
  8. Jamessquared liked The Green Howards's post in the thread Tornado.

    In a sink on another part of the site I'm working at - my Tornado 90mph mug! Duly reclaimed. :)

    Jan 18, 2019 at 9:41 AM
  9. Jamessquared replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Both sides of the Story. Discussion 2012 - 2018.

    What does “better” mean in that sentence? Once you assume both could shift the loads they had been designed for, you start getting into questions of capital cost (and what the cost of capital was), per mile repair cost, per mile running cost,...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:36 PM