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  1. martin1656 liked PaulK's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Just don’t get the wrong end of the stick!

    Feb 24, 2018 at 8:21 AM
  2. martin1656 replied to the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2018.

    I assume your refering to the valve spindle glands, yes i will admit they are hard to keep steam tight, and the fact that the leak goes away when the valves are closed would make you think its a gland problem, but i don't think its just the...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 10:19 PM
  3. martin1656 replied to the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2018.

    could they rig up cameras on the running plate and around the cylinder and run it without smoke deflector on the mainline? as a means to see exactly where the leak is and stop and examine on an NR line?

    Feb 23, 2018 at 9:53 PM
  4. martin1656 replied to the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2018.

    Its interesting that when coasting the leak is not present, i'm assuming the driver would keep a breath of steam on to cushion the valves, what ever the problem is, clearly is not an easy one to sort out as the leak is evidently not...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 9:42 PM
  5. martin1656 replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    i should imagine that a rebuilt WC would be nearer to it than an unrebuilt if you mean Tangmere, as the steam curcuits would have been a straight copy of the larger sisters , i just hope Carnforth persevere with BIL, but if 6201 is going...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 3:36 PM
  6. martin1656 replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    ok thanks so more work needed then , Any idea what the failure was, ? i think its home sick ;) send it down south, we'll soon have it sorted :)

    Feb 23, 2018 at 3:11 PM
  7. martin1656 replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    RTT shows it as still running, arrived at next junction at 1422 do you mean she failed there on a previous occasion ?

    Feb 23, 2018 at 2:26 PM
  8. martin1656 replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    just looked at some photos taken this morning and posted on the light engine & tests thread, whilst there is clearly still leaks around the area of the RH cylinder its certainly not as bad, or doesnt appear to be as bad as in previous shots,...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 2:16 PM
  9. martin1656 liked 60017's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Nice to see BIL on a test run today. Fingers crossed she has a trouble-free trip around the circuit with no leaks!

    Feb 23, 2018 at 12:18 PM