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  1. jnc liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread East Midlands Railway Trust/NHR (north GCR).

    I received my copy of 'Driving Wheels' (The NHR termly newsletter/magazine). Some interesting contributions, including transcripts of Q&A interviews between the editor and the chairmen of both the NHR and EMRT (conducted separately), asked the...

    Sep 22, 2021 at 10:27 PM
  2. jnc liked 32110's post in the thread 4110 Restoration at ESR.

    Side plates have now been welded and successfully NDT'd. Also the construction of the new tanks continues. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

    4110 Tanks Under Construction.jpg 4110 Boiler Outer Wrapper Plates  Welded and NDT'd.jpg Sep 22, 2021 at 8:52 PM
  3. jnc liked torgormaig's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    It wasn't caped at Grosmont but went on through to Whitby running about half an hour late. The crew were scheduled a PNB at Grosmont so a spare driver and fireman (me!) were found to cover the Whitby leg. On return to Grosmont the loco (76079)...

    Sep 22, 2021 at 4:39 PM
  4. jnc liked Miff's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    Any decision on costs comes after the TWA decision. If compulsory-purchase is not agreed the landowners, but not other objectors, may be entitled to a costs award. If cp is agreed then it’d depend whether they’ve proved unreasonable behaviour...

    Sep 22, 2021 at 4:36 PM
  5. jnc liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Most kind, but the caveat I would put in is that we are only as strong as our engineering volunteers: of which we at MNLPS are very lucky and have a great many excellent individuals led by our talented and experienced Messers Easson and Ellick....

    Sep 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  6. jnc liked 35B's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Indeed they are. But that is in the context of what that report described as a cottage industry, and where the supply chain lacks strength in depth. It has limited capacity for that supply chain to absorb the impact of mistakes, and limited...

    Sep 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  7. jnc replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Hmm. If so, not an issue with the pattern (unless it was tweaked in between); and if not, had to be something in the process (maybe the temp of the liquid material before it was poured, or the cooling, or something like that), or perhaps some...

    Sep 22, 2021 at 2:14 PM
  8. jnc liked W.Williams's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Manifestly not. Tornado, P2, a certain pair of Black 5's West Shed, SNG, Clan Line, Aviemore are just a few examples of highly professional engineering, without any caveat required. Preservation or otherwise. You can X-Ray a whole Trent XWB if...

    Sep 22, 2021 at 1:43 PM
  9. jnc liked 35B's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Fair comment, but I think the FS report comment, and what it says about the structural weaknesses of preservation engineering, still stands.

    Sep 22, 2021 at 1:42 PM
  10. jnc liked Sheff's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Sorry I didn’t make myself clear there. Yes the inspector was ‘independent’ but they were engaged by, and reported to, the manufacturer, not the client. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Sep 22, 2021 at 1:42 PM
  11. jnc replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    I'm sure you've been upset to discover that humans aren't perfect, but fallible beings. Look, I get that it's been very upsetting and dis-heartening to discover that major mistakes were made (in some cases, apparently through lack of knowledge,...

    Sep 22, 2021 at 12:50 PM
  12. jnc liked Martin Perry's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    The wheel sets were not assembled at Llangollen.

    Sep 22, 2021 at 12:28 PM
  13. jnc liked Jimc's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    That is kinda how civilisation works...

    Sep 22, 2021 at 11:36 AM
  14. jnc liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    If I have read correctly post appears to suggest that there was an independent inspector. Boro had an independent company verify the castings but the xrays they made were of such a poor quality that errors were not picked up. So if I have it...

    Sep 22, 2021 at 11:36 AM
  15. jnc liked marshall5's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    The same pattern was used to cast the replacement wheels for Galatea without a problem AFAIK . Ray.

    Sep 22, 2021 at 11:34 AM