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  1. mdewell liked Steve's post in the thread Materials.

    Whilst a very informative document, this HRA Guidance note is really a beginners guide to materials technology and doesn't generally provide the information Jordan is seeking. For this, it is better to look at the individual guidance note...

    Jan 24, 2021 at 9:28 AM
  2. mdewell replied to the thread Materials.

    The relevant paper for boiler materials is https://www.hra.uk.com/s/HGR-B9220-Is01-Materials-Non-Destructive-Testing.pdf

    Jan 23, 2021 at 1:44 PM
  3. mdewell replied to the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    "plant-fitter", so only keen gardeners need apply? :D (Ok, I know where the door is!)

    Jan 22, 2021 at 9:17 AM
  4. mdewell liked Steve's post in the thread Supervision and Administration of Locomotive Repair Contracts.

    I've been there and learnt the lessons. At the moment I have the dubious honour of being the mechanical engineer at the Middleton Railway and have been for too many years. However, back in the 1990's I managed to con someone else into doing the...

    Jan 19, 2021 at 12:09 PM
  5. mdewell liked sleepermonster's post in the thread Supervision and Administration of Locomotive Repair Contracts.

    Exactly. The competence and activity of the smaller firms in particular needs to be monitored. What is the phrase, "trust but verify". For example, Fred, the man in charge of Fredco, knows what he is doing. Fred is assisted by Jim, who can cut,...

    Jan 19, 2021 at 12:04 PM
  6. mdewell liked Seraphim's post in the thread Irish Narrow Gauge Railways.

    Went to Giant's Causeway & Bushmills in 2019. Sadly, not impressed. The line was extremely overgrown and the station at Bushmills could have been mistaken for abandoned. The railcars are showing their age. Brighter spot was that the staff were...

    Jan 19, 2021 at 11:58 AM