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Flying Scotsman

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 73129, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. MuzTrem

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    Very good point. From a strict conservationist point of view, one could argue that the NRM should have conserved her as she was at the moment when they first acquired her - I.e., air-brake only and in apple green but with double chimney and deflectors. I hasten to add that I'm glad they didn't; I'm merely making the point that strict historical authenticity is not always possible or even desirable, and museums sometimes have to make compromises.

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  2. MellishR

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    Personally I quite like the chuff-chuff sounds from the air pumps.
     
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    Flower display in Edinburgh celebrating Flying Scotsman’s centenary:

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    Currently out of action due to a problem found during scheduled maintenance. The repairs are already underway and should be completed in 3 weeks in time for it to go to the Bluebell Railway.
     
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    What was the problem?
     
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    Required new valve/cylinder liners and maybe new rings. Hopefully to be finished by the end of this week prior to testing and its visit to the Bluebell
     
  7. MellishR

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    That in turn invites the question why those parts have worn out in what seems a fairly short amount of running.
     
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    Didnt she go through a set of rings, quite quickly after restoration, although, i do think she has been used extensively this year.
     
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    Repairs to 60103 now complete, ready for testing and a trip to the Bluebell Railway.
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  11. MellishR

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    Any thoughts about the very uneven sounding exhaust in the latest videos on the Waverley Tours 2023 thread?
     
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    Struck me as being unusual too....
     
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    3 cylinder loco being worked hard on full regulator with a short cut-off (probably?), from the videos sounds fine to me.
     
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    The Germans produced an analysis of this phenomenon and as we are not dealing with three identical cylinder, valve and steam passageway arrangements -------------.
     
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    It looks like 60103 has been involved in an incident. More news to follow.
     
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    Discussion has already started in the Strathspey Railway thread
     
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    When she is in loco only mode, does she continue to use the air brake, or is the steam brake used, just a question???
     

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