Photo 13 (1369 sporting the "Devil's Hoofprint") is c. 1967 at Buckfastleigh.
The photo shows TGB with top-feed, so likely to be from its 1913 refit. That might narrow the field for the real identity of the 2-4-0.
Photos not showing here, but AIUI the gwr.org article represents the sum total of knowledge gleaned so far. You **might** find an overlooked...
For the sake of, what - 4 planks? I'd replace with new & keep the originals as an exhibit in their own right.
Early diodes were aimed at radio detection, not power rectification, so a non-electronic solution was needed... Friction & cunning:—
Looks like a Parish Boundary marker. "St M S" will likely stand for St Mary Somethingorother.
Photo 56 is of Atbara class No. 3396 Brisbane, & taken prior to 1904.
1: Wheels are too big for a Bulldog;
2: Nameplate is full width...
The NRM 'OPC' list gives these:—
11752 G.A. of 4 wheel std. bogie for 25 ton boiler wagon GWR
11764 G.A. of 4 wheel bogie 4' WB for 35 ton...
Found this shot on Flickr that confirms it:
There used to be one off Paul Street, Taunton, in the yard that backed onto the old County Hotel. Now infilled, but the outline remains:
It is if you can take the covers off & have a look at the metadata:—
1: It's a mechanical system, so they're rods & links, not pipes.
2: 5572 has Auto gear at both ends:—...
The GW had a viable (but complex) steam heat system in use by 1896 & in 1903 conducted a test:
Attached are some pdfs of talks given to the...
W220 & W221 were named "Thrush" and "Wren" respectively.
There exists a list of nine more names that were never applied:—
Simoniz Engine Enamel sounds like it could be worth a spin.
Hammerite do a high temp Matt Black rattle can, up to 600°C.
How long did you leave before applying the gloss? Hammerite (and Smoothrite) is odd stuff & you need to follow their instructions. IIRC it needs...
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