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  1. Steve liked Azrall's post in the thread 35011 General Steam Navigation.

    It's not been easy, I can assure you. There were a lot of nay sayers a while ago before the official proposal was made, but with the help of a few of my colleagues at the S&CR and the awesome Trustees of the GSN team managed to come up with...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 7:54 PM
  2. Steve replied to the thread Hawthorn Leslie "Met".

    There's a similar sized loco (10" x 16") just taken up residence on the NYMR and, when overhauled will be used on galas, other special occasions and for steam heating so, as they say, size doesn't matter; it's what you do with it.:)

    Mar 18, 2019 at 10:48 AM
  3. Steve liked Fireline's post in the thread Hawthorn Leslie "Met".

    Depends on your line. Not big enough for the Moors, maybe, but for the guys at Helston? Or Rutland? Or the Derwent Valley? I am afraid we all fall into the trap of thinking of the big preserved lines, forgetting that some groups really don't need...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 10:46 AM
  4. Steve liked David Withers's post in the thread Tyre Flange Profiles.

    I've been collecting information, drawings and documents on the class for 16 years, including a research visit to Denmark in 2005. However I'm still learning when it comes to practical application, so thanks again for the help you've given via...

    Mar 17, 2019 at 9:40 PM
  5. Steve replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I always find it amusing that the corpse was issued with a single passenger ticket rather than being treated as a package!

    Mar 17, 2019 at 8:25 PM
  6. Steve replied to the thread Tyre Flange Profiles.

    Very interesting. You've obviously got a lot more fundamental information than me.

    Mar 17, 2019 at 8:17 PM
  7. Steve replied to the thread Water in vacuum brake pipes..

    As Andy has suggested, the first place to look is the loco vacuum ejector. I'll hazard a guess that it is a Penberthy type ejector and I'll make another guess that it is wrongly installed. Most such installations have the ejector placed such...

    Mar 17, 2019 at 8:12 PM
  8. Steve replied to the thread Hawthorn Leslie "Met".

    I'm a bit surprised at the expected price quoted by Steam Railway. Is that journalistic licence, I wonder? Anyone paying that much must want it badly. Little 0-4-0t's in need of overhaul generally go for a good bit less than that.

    Mar 17, 2019 at 5:35 PM
  9. Steve attached a file to the thread Tyre Flange Profiles.

    I know that this is no GA drawing but it looks as though the brake blocks are the same on all wheels.[ATTACH]

    DSB Cl F.jpg Mar 17, 2019 at 7:35 AM
  10. Steve liked ghost's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    You quoted Big Al. Perhaps you could point out where he attributed any problems to the WSRA? If you care to read his post properly (instead of what you want to read), you'll see that he spoke of 'many' making the problems worse. He did not state...

    Mar 16, 2019 at 11:13 PM
  11. Steve replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    So, what's untrue? That the HR article does show that there has been no smoke without fire? Or perhaps it is that so many have made things worse? If not those, it must be that things have now turned the corner or that folk need to keep a...

    Mar 16, 2019 at 11:13 PM
  12. Steve replied to the thread Tyre Flange Profiles.

    Having now looked at a photo of F No.654 I can see what you mean about the position of the front blocks. However, the photo that I'm looking at seems to show all the blocks being the same and not that massive, probably on a par with those fitted...

    Mar 16, 2019 at 8:54 PM
  13. Steve replied to the thread Oswestry Update.

    Whitby never had a central release road in BR days and earlier, simply a central carriage siding.

    Mar 15, 2019 at 10:26 PM
  14. Steve liked michaelh's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    There are none so deaf as those who won't hear

    Mar 15, 2019 at 10:12 PM
  15. Steve liked Aberdare's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    With regard to the historical repairs of the Mk1 fleet of carriages based at Minehead I can advise that since the early 1990's there has been a continuous programme of heavy structural overhauls. The current fleet of 27 vehicles include around 20...

    Mar 15, 2019 at 10:12 PM