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  1. 60525 liked Sheff's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Iirc Simon has already stated above how he will handle reviews of his publication. Whether or not I find myself agreeing with his conclusions, I for one respect the considerable time and effort he has put into this venture. I suggest that most...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 9:41 PM
  2. 60525 liked 30854's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    While not disagreeing with the thrust of the post, my understanding has always been that chain drive was an expedient forced on OVSB by wartime constraints, the original intention being for cardan shafts, which were the wrong side of the Atlantic...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:11 PM
  3. 60525 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    I would argue strongly that he didn't depart from Gresley features at all. A Thompson Pacific uses three sets of Gresley Walschaerts valve gear after all, in reality. The rest of the loco is virtually the same, the only significant difference...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:10 PM
  4. 60525 liked MellishR's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Surely Simon's research goes further than that, showing that vandalising Gresley's work didn't come into it at all, with Thompson planning to retain the vast majority of Gresley's locos into the post-war period, and departing from Gresley's...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:10 PM
  5. 60525 liked Sheff's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    I’m not sure what’s going on here - we seem to have descended into some kind of repetitive circular brickbat flinging competition. My view of the whole Thompson story as told by Simon is this …. I grew up as a worshiper at the altar of SNG and...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:09 PM
  6. 60525 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Then I'm at a loss Ralph: you're not threatened by the work, or care about the other writers and their work...so why are you here? Every time you enter this thread you bring accusations, general bad temper and never seem to explain what exactly...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:08 PM
  7. 60525 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Just one thing to clarify - I didn't hold these views when I started this thread in 2012 (9 years ago) - my views developed as we found new evidence and discussed it as a group, publicly, together. Open source peer review. I too, would love to...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:07 PM
  8. 60525 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    It's very difficult to reconcile that when you frequent this thread only to ride rough shod into a slew of personal commentary against me personally, on a subject you say you don't care about. I think your words and actions on this thread very...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:06 PM
  9. 60525 liked 21B's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Your responses frequently give the impression that you have been shaken and angered. If that is not the case you might wish to express yourself in less aggressive tones

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:06 PM
  10. 60525 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    I was in fact so anxious with the statistics that they have been independently verified, and the formula we created on this thread was further peer reviewed and analyzed by other statisticians and engineers. Absolutely agree, and that’s why...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:05 PM
  11. 60525 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    I have effectively started one of my chapters asking that question. The answer will surprise you…!

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:05 PM
  12. 60525 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Yes, because they’re backed up with evidence Ralph. I know this thread has shaken your world view quite a bit, particularly where it may stray into potential criticism of past railway writers and their titles, or Gresley, but you need to shake...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:05 PM
  13. 60525 liked Big Al's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    First hand evidence, especially if it is data is just that. It has not been filtered through the minds of people or word of mouth. You have to assume that when an analysis of that evidence is shared then it will not be biased. In any case the...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:04 PM
  14. 60525 liked bluetrain's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    To use a Krauss-Helmholz or Zara truck up front, it is necessary to set the cylinders and connecting rods sufficiently wide to allow sideways movement of the leading coupled wheels. That was not possible on the P2s, because the 21-in (533mm)...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:04 PM
  15. 60525 liked RLinkinS's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    The P2s pre-dated the A4s. I believe that the steam circuit was improved compared to the A3s and this improvement was carried forward into the A4s. Sent from my SM-A105FN using Tapatalk

    Oct 15, 2021 at 8:40 AM