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  1. Sheff replied to the thread Tornado.

    I wouldn’t hold your breath ….

    May 19, 2024 at 1:08 PM
  2. Sheff liked std tank's post in the thread Tornado.

    Good questions that deserve an answer.

    May 19, 2024 at 1:08 PM
  3. Sheff replied to the thread Tornado.

    … Which is why the plan was to fit a new boiler.

    May 19, 2024 at 11:15 AM
  4. Sheff liked martin1656's post in the thread Tornado.

    Steel fireboxes are not new, they have been in use for quite some time, I believe the method of securing the stays differs on the continent, than what if the norm here, ON the MN/ WC class they are screwed into the firebox then machined over and...

    May 18, 2024 at 9:17 PM
  5. Sheff liked Sir Ralph Wedgwood's post in the thread Tornado.

    The narcissists took over and drove out all of the decent, hard working volunteers who were only in it for the end result. Hence the mess they now find themselves in.

    May 17, 2024 at 5:29 PM
  6. Sheff replied to the thread Tornado.

    That’s my understanding too. The Trust apparently wanted to keep certain dimensions strictly to the original boiler design - possibly including water space width (ie stay length) and/or grate L x W, contrary to the manufacturer’s experience and...

    May 17, 2024 at 12:13 PM
  7. Sheff liked class8mikado's post in the thread Tornado.

    Less common in the UK, commonplace on the continent. IIRc the trust rejected Meiningens original copper to steel conversion redesign of the firebox and asked for compromises that brought it closer to the original and in hindsight this has been...

    May 17, 2024 at 12:05 PM
  8. Sheff liked MellishR's post in the thread Tornado.

    They started with a brilliant team, good at all those things. What went wrong?

    May 17, 2024 at 12:03 PM
  9. Sheff replied to the thread Tornado.

    Steel. It’s an all steel, all welded boiler.

    May 16, 2024 at 7:21 PM
  10. Sheff replied to the thread Tornado.

    Speaking of being patient, thanks to the current state of NP it’s almost impossible to keep a coherent discussion going, but having finally managed to break back in, I’ll return to the latest issue of the failed stays in the overhauled boiler and...

    May 16, 2024 at 1:18 PM
  11. Sheff liked Sir Ralph Wedgwood's post in the thread Tornado.

    I wonder if there are any common factors between the two overhauls….

    May 16, 2024 at 12:48 PM
  12. Sheff liked torgormaig's post in the thread Tornado.

    The initial plan, as I understand it, didn't include a boiler overhaul - there was supposed to be a new replacement boiler ready and waiting to drop into the overhauled frames. On that basis a well organised six month bottom end overhaul does not...

    May 16, 2024 at 12:46 PM
  13. Sheff liked Matt37401's post in the thread Vintage Trains 2024.

    Having got home from a bit a marathon week at work myself (I can imagine there’s a few weary folks from Warwick Road feeling the same :)) I’d just like to add my thoughts on this operation. Can I just say how refreshing it’s been to see and hear...

    May 14, 2024 at 12:02 PM