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Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by pete12000, Dec 21, 2023.

  1. MellishR

    MellishR Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Methinks @RalphW doth protest too much. No class of loco is immune from having its valves set not quite right. Plenty of videos on here, of various classes of loco, demonstrate uneven exhausts. On the other hand some are very regular. I don't recall Clan Line ever sounding off beat.

    However I do agree that a Bulleid, how ever regular or irregular its exhaust, doesn't sound much like one of Stanier's.
     
  2. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Both are possible although one was obviously more important.

    As for the headcode Victory arrangement, on the Southern that was reserved for breakdowns. I'll just leave that comment hanging there! :)
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    There is too much LMS outrage on here and I see the usual suspects jumped to the defence of Stanier when actually I never even mentioned his name or his locos in the post. Can I politely mention to those in the North West that there is more than one Class 5 out there?

    Anyway with three cylinders it is important to get the timing right It would therefore just be nice to hear Tangmere one day....any day......sounding like it should.
     
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    Also used on VE Day, and Winston’s Churchills funeral train. So not just for breakdowns.
     
  5. MellishR

    MellishR Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    I only observed that Bulleids and Staniers sound different. I said nothing praising or blaming either.
     
  6. Oswald T Wistle

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    Some phone pics from yesterday at Hellifield (up loop).

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    Tangmere sporting the "V" headcode - I rather like it.

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    Much has changed in 80 years. Tangmere and the coach had not been built, the station would have been in LMS ownership, the loco shed occupied the area behind and to the left of the loco and the only "Spam Can" you were likely to see would have been in an American serviceman's rations.

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    Tangmere might not always be sounding her best at the moment but yesterday she was gleaming, note the reflections of her admirers in the tender paintwork.
     
  7. Michelliss

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    Despite sounding out of sorts, Tangmere seemed to do pretty well at Blea Moor and Ais Gill. Some shoving at the former but much less so on the return trip.
     
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    And in the South of England!!
     
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    I seem to recall her sounding OK when she took the The Medway Valley Pullman on 26-11-2022, which wasn't so very long ago. Has she worked any trips in the south since then?
    Edit: I had forgotten the question mark.
     
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    Certainly didn’t sound well in this video.
     
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    I wouldn't fancy having to change one of those tender springs, :eek: lightweight they are not.
     
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    Any word on what is hauling tomorrow's Dalesman? Anything other than Tangmere?
     
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    Tangmere Alan .
     
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    Thanks Steve. Still undecided on it. Southbound on the WCML isn't ideal. :)
     
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    34067 on Chester Dalesman
     
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    34067 seen passing Arcow Quarry from the east side and on the return by the old Shap Station.

     
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    Nice selection. Especially the pan at Helwith
     
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    Thanks Idris.
     
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    I see you manage to escape the wrath of the farmer down there! We were discussing this last week at birkett waiting for Sir Nigel
     
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    At Thrimby, south of Penrith.
     

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