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  1. lil Bear replied to the thread 6023.

    That's not how gauging works. The full route is designated as whatever, and either you fit or you don't. With the Kings, I've a feeling full size they are too tall to comply with OHLE - which is what is now installed at Didcot, hence my query.

    Dec 4, 2019 at 12:09 PM
  2. lil Bear liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread 6984 "Owsden Hall" Restoration progress.

    And a source for road names! :)

    Dec 4, 2019 at 9:38 AM
  3. lil Bear liked The Saggin' Dragon's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Interesting twists in this tale ...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 9:36 AM
  4. lil Bear liked weltrol's post in the thread Oswestry Update.

    According to the RHRP/Vintage Carriages webpages (http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/results.asp) , this is a list of known Cambrian survivors: Cambrian 214 Lavatory Tri-composite built 1891 Cambrian 247 Six wheel Six-compartment Second (body only)...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 9:35 AM
  5. lil Bear liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Oswestry Update.

    You don't even need to do that if the photos are on a blog already, just right click on the picture and "copy link address", then click on the image button just above the reply box on NatPres and paste the link into the box, as in effect the blog...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 9:35 AM
  6. lil Bear replied to the thread 6023.

    Whilst I do like GWSR, and I'm impressed with the Broadway experience, let's not kid ourselves - the GWSR is effectively downhill both ways and offers little challenge to many small locomotives let alone a Class 8 Express locomotive. Best chance...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 9:25 AM
  7. lil Bear replied to the thread 6023.

    Latest Railway Magazine suggesting mainline dream has been abandoned, and 6023 to return to original full size. Seems a shame after all the hardwork...

    Dec 3, 2019 at 10:53 PM
  8. lil Bear liked Mr Valentine's post in the thread 4079 Pendennis Castle.

    For an organisation such as the GWS, running on the mainline is a luxury. Considering that this same organisation has had to contract out - at very considerable cost - the overhaul of an 0-4-0 saddle tank, due to not having the capacity to do it...

    Dec 3, 2019 at 10:49 PM
  9. lil Bear liked GWR4707's post in the thread 4079 Pendennis Castle.

    There was a little more detail in the most recent GWS Echo. I had this same conversation with someone over the weekend. Full disclosure, my heart desperately wants to see 4079 on the mainline as she is probably the pride of the Castle fleet,...

    Dec 3, 2019 at 10:49 PM
  10. lil Bear liked Sidmouth's post in the thread 4079 Pendennis Castle.

    1 - AFAIK a castle does not need butchery to go on the mainline 2 - in an ideal world a link between VT and Didcot could allow regular forays of 4079 on the Did - Strat-Bham corridor

    Dec 3, 2019 at 10:46 PM
  11. lil Bear liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 4079 Pendennis Castle.

    That’s not quite how I read the comment - rather, that on a single chimney loco you’d have to modify both the chimney and the cab; on a double chimney loco the chimney is in gauge but you still have to lower the cab roof. Tom

    Dec 3, 2019 at 10:41 PM