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  1. Steve liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 66xx no.6695.

    Going to red may be more costly than blue - but doing it in two steps is more costly still. So ultimately you have to take a view of what your desired standard is, and then do all works to that standard as they become due. As others have...

    Dec 5, 2019 at 11:00 PM
  2. Steve liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    I think you are dreaming again with other people’s money :) Does the Swanage Railway have as part of their stated aims any aspiration to run on the mainline apart from to Wareham? If not, all this speculation - whether it is covering a trip to...

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:22 PM
  3. Steve replied to the thread 6023.

    60007 ran for a short period at 225 psi on its previous boiler ticket and this did not create a problem on the NYMR. I'm sure that a 9F would not suffer from such a reduction, either. Things start to get more marginal when you get down to the...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:20 PM
  4. Steve liked Mr Valentine's post in the thread 4079 Pendennis Castle.

    Others may know the full works, but I seem to recall that it was around late 2000 or early 2001 that the regulations changed. I believe that prior to this point 'grandfather rights' applied to a certain degree, however afterwards you had to apply...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:10 PM
  5. Steve replied to the thread The noise of a steam locomotive.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snifting_valve

    Dec 3, 2019 at 5:25 PM
  6. Steve replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    You can say similar about nick813. It would help others form a better opinion if they said why they are so antagonistic, instead of just carping all the time.

    Dec 3, 2019 at 11:15 AM
  7. Steve liked torgormaig's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    There you go again. You seem to be carrying out a personal vendetta against JJP here. Surely the place to raise these matters is at the AGM and not on Nat Pres. Lets here something constructive from you for a change. The WSR will definately not...

    Dec 3, 2019 at 11:11 AM
  8. Steve replied to the thread Liveries!.

    If West Coast Railways decided to adopt a corporate livery and paint all their locos and stock in this livery, I'm sure that many would be up in arms. If I was mad enough and rich enough to form my own railway operating company and bought a load...

    Dec 2, 2019 at 5:31 PM
  9. Steve replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    A multiple unit is a powered vehicle (or vehicles) that carries a payload, as distinct from a locomotive which is a mechanically powered vehicle which is not in itself constructed to carry a load. On this basis, HST power cars are technically...

    Dec 2, 2019 at 5:22 PM