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Tornado

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Leander's Shovel, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Sheff

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    Yeah, but it’s swings and roundabouts ain’t it? I’ll take that rotary valve gear any day
     
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    Must admit can't wait for the P2...hope I live to see it. A dream come true....
     
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    Probably being a tad pedantic here, but wouldn't it technically end being pretty much the same amount of spit and polish on the P2's wheels? It's got a extra driving wheel sure, but one less set of wheels on the front leading bogie...

    I'll get my coat and leave now.
     
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    Did you account for surface area of spokes? (More driving wheel spokes ...) ;)

    Tom
     
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    Less valve gear though...
     
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    :eek: No I did not!

    Oh well, least he's got a simpler valve gear to clean, as mentioned already. That's got to count for something.
     
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    Looks like he's already got the job......
     
  8. MellishR

    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

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    I asked because running on the GCR with wheels no longer suitable for the main line means either running with the flats or turning the tyres down a bit too thin for the main line but possibly still OK on the GCR. I wondered which would be worse.
     
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    New tyres for Tornado waiting at DLW PC047195.jpg
     
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    The GCR has just released the dates & services that Tornado will be running in January (looking forward to getting myself down on the Saturdays with my cleaning rag for a closer look):
    [​IMG]
     
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    Tornado was sitting outside the GCR loco shed today....
    DSC01163.JPG DSC01165.JPG
     
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    Absolutely Matt! Tornado is my favourite engine. :)Proud to be a covenantor!

    Knut
     
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    New tyres go on to the wheel centers then that assembly is skimmed to DWG size right pre-assembly to locomotive? Is that right?

    So the image above, the tyres are oversize?
     
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    I’ll be honest Knut my favourite Peppercorn Pacific’s Blue Peter, but back to 60163, whenever I see it or photos of it I’m always reminded of the old saying ‘we can achieve miracles every day, the impossible just takes us a little longer’:)
     
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    In a couple of years time we will hopefully have a serious array of of Class 8; A1 and A2, Duke and Duchess, and maybe even a P2 available...
     
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    and SNG.
     
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    Do Merchant Navies not count as class 8?

    Tom
     
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    They count as ‘Mixed Traffic’ ;)
     

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