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  1. Steve liked Robin Moira White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    As an ex-Bluebell Trustee, the simplicity of their structure, rather like that of K&ESR where I am now a Trustee / Director, is a significant part of the answer and facilitator of clarity of purpose. We, in Somerset, have much to learn. Robin

    May 23, 2019 at 3:57 PM
  2. Steve liked Jamessquared's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Actually there are several ways. One might be incorrect or insufficient specification of the work to be done; another might be that the supplier requested a mid-stage sign off before proceeding, which the project didn't provide despite request....

    May 22, 2019 at 3:05 PM
  3. Steve liked bob.meanley's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Mmmm Julian (Anonymous) I wonder if your knowledge of project management and fixing steam locomotives is as extensive as your grasp of sarcasm. Perhaps you would care to share some of your successes in the field with the assembled congregation?...

    May 21, 2019 at 12:40 PM
  4. Steve liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    Just got round to watching the first episode of the second series of NYMR's extended telly adverts, thoroughly enjoyed it, all the laughs exactly in line with why I enjoy volunteering on a heritage railway so much. And because the fire risk was a...

    May 20, 2019 at 9:14 PM
  5. Steve liked Robkitchuk's post in the thread Bowes Railway News.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Work is continuing with further sleeper replacement plus tree and grass clearance continuing up the full length of the railway. A fencing contractor has been appointment to complete the necessary fencing work. Whilst the...

    20190424_202654.jpg received_465748473967500.jpeg 20190501_193601.jpg May 20, 2019 at 9:11 PM
  6. Steve liked siquelme's post in the thread 35011 General Steam Navigation.

    [IMG] A good time was had by all, will be doing the monthly update in the coming days so keep eyes peeled Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    May 20, 2019 at 8:51 PM
  7. Steve liked Nigel Day's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Since the report mentioned above things are moving on fast. Most of the issues are being dealt with or are already done. The next warrior will be out in the next few weeks or so will tell of the big steps forward being made.

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  8. Steve replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Both sides of the Story. Discussion 2012 - 2019.

    Brake blocks are usually made new so that the tread radius is slightly greater than the wheel radius so that they touch in the middle and not at the ends when first installed. This avoids putting a bending stress in the block a cast iron doesn't...

    May 20, 2019 at 11:09 AM
  9. Steve replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    Doesn't really suit anything.:p

    May 19, 2019 at 10:14 PM
  10. Steve replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    My interpretation of Aberdare's post is different to yours. Short term will see 2206 behind the loco. Medium term, 2061 will see the manufacture of a tank for the overhauled chassis and this tender put to use on 7828, allowing 2629 to be...

    May 19, 2019 at 7:51 AM
  11. Steve replied to the thread 46115 Scots Guardsman.

    Malachite green was one of several Southern Railway liveries.

    May 17, 2019
  12. Steve liked Ploughman's post in the thread 46115 Scots Guardsman.

    Which version of Land Rover green would you like? ;):) https://paintman.co.uk/product-category/coach-enamel-paint/land-rover-stock-colours/landrover-paint-greens/

    May 17, 2019
  13. Steve liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread GWSR General Discussion and Operations.

    All services back to normal, so all fine for the weekend, and more importantly, the gala the following week.

    May 17, 2019
  14. Steve liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Both sides of the Story. Discussion 2012 - 2019.

    The difference though was that the GWR didn't have to do anything longer than about 4 hours non stop, whereas the LNER and LMS were working 6 - 7 hours. The point of a pacific is less about the maximum power output it allows (not much difference...

    May 17, 2019
  15. Steve replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    So Friends of Minehead Station is a not for profit organisation and separate from the WSRplc/WSRA/whatever, with its own accounts and management. Simple question, is it a limited liability organisation? A search of Companies House found friends...

    May 17, 2019