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30777 to be overhauled

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 5944, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Dan Hill

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    Having read the article about it in Steam Railway, it seems that the BR Green will be with the early crest rather than the late crest the loco carried during the last two tickets,
    so will be a nice small difference.
     
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  2. Steamage

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    IIRC, 777's gauging problem is not width over the cylinders as such but rather the "throw" at the front. It was explained to me that the cylinders are quite a long way ahead of the leading driving axle and therefore sometimes scrape against inward-curving platform edges. Does that make sense?
     

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