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  1. Wenlock liked martin1656's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    Unfortunately Keith, unless its in the terms of the purchase, or gift, of the Loco, the IOWSR, as its owners/ caretakers,, could paint it any colour they wished. i have no problem with that, because at least it will serve a history , as well...

    May 31, 2020 at 4:38 PM
  2. Wenlock liked Steve's post in the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    When 34092 came to the NYMR I suggested to my fireman that he might like to use the doors as designed. He turned the steam on and put his foot on the pedal. The doors shot open very rapidly and loudly and shut similarly when he took his foot off....

    May 31, 2020 at 11:11 AM
  3. Wenlock liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    When 34092 visited the Bluebell a few years ago, I saw the owner adjusting the doors in the morning, and they seemed to work very smoothly; however, I didn't get a line trip to see them in action. I agree with @Andy Williams that the unpowered...

    May 31, 2020 at 7:05 AM
  4. Wenlock liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    34092 definitely still has steam-operated firehole doors. On the reverser: it is somewhat maligned, but the story is rather more complicated than is generally assumed. Suffice to say, the location of the reverser on the first ten Merchant Navies...

    May 31, 2020 at 7:02 AM
  5. Wenlock liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    I think that's only because a certain member here claims the IoW is perfect in every way, it wouldn't be brought up half as often if it weren't in response to a disparaging comment made elsewhere. As for loco authenticity, I get the argument...

    May 31, 2020 at 6:59 AM
  6. Wenlock liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    (Steps carefully into livery / authenticity minefield ...) In that case, though, the Newhaven Harbour Co. livery was historically appropriate to that specific loco - which restoring the E1 as a long-lost IoW classmate isn't. Perhaps a more...

    May 31, 2020 at 6:58 AM
  7. Wenlock liked Mark Thompson's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    Personally, i can't see the harm. I get your point, but at the end of the day, a livery is jus a coat of paint, easily changed. Im sure a lot of people besides me would love to be able to see an authentic- looking engine carrying FY&NR livery and...

    May 31, 2020 at 6:58 AM
  8. Wenlock liked Dunfanaghy Road's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    That's why railwaymen use numbers, not names :D Pat

    May 30, 2020 at 5:09 PM