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  1. LMS2968 liked Bean-counter's post in the thread Tornado.

    A lot of locomotive overhauls should come in at under £ 1/2 million - thing is, you tend only to hear the cost of the ones that don't! Steven

    Apr 26, 2018 at 11:28 AM
  2. LMS2968 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Tornado.

    It won’t catch on :( Tom

    Apr 26, 2018 at 9:53 AM
  3. LMS2968 liked Victor's post in the thread Tornado.

    Stands back in amazement at theway the A1 fellas have and are handling this whole incident. From the minute it happened they have been top class. No room for speculation here, facts and photos for all to see.

    Apr 26, 2018 at 9:53 AM
  4. LMS2968 replied to the thread Tornado.

    More than you think, depending on the engine, its condition and who's doing the work.

    Apr 26, 2018 at 7:12 AM
  5. LMS2968 liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread 49395 Super D, Will it run again ?.

    I highly doubt it will happen in the immediate future funded by the NRM, all their money for the foreseeable future will be going into Scotsman. (Pre-emptive strike, this is not the place for a debate on that). So if you want to see the Super D...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 6:31 PM
  6. LMS2968 liked Johnb's post in the thread Tornado.

    No messing around with this lot. The job is already well on the way to being done. https://www.a1steam.com/2018/04/25/motion-repair-update/

    Apr 25, 2018 at 12:52 PM
  7. LMS2968 liked Johnb's post in the thread Liveries!.

    You are quite correct but being around at the birth of what I call mass preservation in the 60s it does tend to go in cycles. When locos were being saved directly from BR which was in retrenchment at the time with steam on minimum maintenance and...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 12:49 PM
  8. LMS2968 liked pete2hogs's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Unfortunatly a great deal of the BR work of the 9F's was within the capability of a smaller engine as well. Building a hundred of them and another 200 O1's/Stanier 8f's/2884's would have been more sensible.

    Apr 25, 2018 at 8:52 AM
  9. LMS2968 replied to the thread Tornado.

    Sorry, but while it's a nice theory, it isn't germane. The problem has been identified as a lack of lubrication the front middle valve head. The lubrication system to this is sealed and not influenced by outside factors unless they are solid...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 7:31 AM
  10. LMS2968 replied to the thread Liveries!.


    Apr 22, 2018 at 5:36 PM
  11. LMS2968 replied to the thread Liveries!.

    Oh yes, but the colour had nothing to do with it. 'Piccolo' Pete Johnson once had a Stanier Pacific on a humble parcels from Crewe North around the West Midlands. He was given the number of the Black Five, say 5238, he should have had, but...

    Apr 22, 2018 at 4:55 PM
  12. LMS2968 replied to the thread Back Of The Shed.

    Really? These tanks worked turn and turn about with John Aspinall's High Flyer Atlantics on express duties over the Pennines between Liverpool and Leeds. The ELR would be like a rest home!

    Apr 22, 2018 at 4:28 PM
  13. LMS2968 replied to the thread Liveries!.

    Er, no. When a crew was allocated a loco, they were told the number, not, 'You've got the green one!' or whatever. Locos were often allocated to sheds in a numerical sequence, at least when new. It was later they were often split up. And they...

    Apr 22, 2018 at 4:24 PM
  14. LMS2968 liked jnc's post in the thread LMS consituent engines set aside for preservation but later scrapped..

    Which is why I edited my post to add "almost" to the "always"! :-) Noel

    Apr 22, 2018 at 3:59 PM