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  1. aron33 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    [IMG] Like this?

    Nov 25, 2017 at 4:55 AM
  2. aron33 liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    That's a fair enough opinion, and if I were starting from scratch and all other things were equal I might well make a similar choice, but there are a few of reasons as to why a D7, as opposed to a tank loco, was chosen. Firstly, part of the...

    Nov 25, 2017 at 4:38 AM
  3. aron33 liked Gav106's post in the thread BR Standard class 6 No. 72010 'Hengist' and Clan Discussion Thread.

    [ATTACH] Is this the facebook page you are looking for?

    Screenshot_2017-11-23-17-26-54.png Nov 23, 2017 at 8:04 PM
  4. aron33 liked 30854's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    Don't forget 9017 "Earl of Berkeley" is in the overhaul queue at SP.

    Nov 23, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  5. aron33 replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    And City of Truro

    Nov 23, 2017 at 3:55 PM
  6. aron33 liked Reading General's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    Fuss? you wait until the first time she is exhibited next to Lode Star!

    Nov 23, 2017 at 3:54 PM
  7. aron33 liked Cartman's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    My take on the GWR and Churchward is that they took such a massive leap forward in the early 1900s that they were head and shoulders above every other railway's locos at the time. They realised that this basic design was good enough for the rest...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 7:22 PM
  8. aron33 replied to the thread BR Standard class 6 No. 72010 'Hengist' and Clan Discussion Thread.

    And the day when all of the Standards can be lined up side-by-side. I can picture it: 72010, 70000, 71000, 92203, 73082, 77021, 84030, 82045, 76079, 75078, 78018 and 80072, all representing the Standard Range.

    Nov 22, 2017 at 7:21 PM
  9. aron33 liked 'Clan' Hengist's post in the thread BR Standard class 6 No. 72010 'Hengist' and Clan Discussion Thread.

    Morning Everyone, The frame plates and extensions have indeed arrived at CTL Seal, as shown. The personnel in this slightly blurred image are (left) our engineering director Geoff Turner, and Luke England of CTL Seal (right). Work will start...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 7:14 PM
  10. aron33 replied to the thread BR Standard class 6 No. 72010 'Hengist' and Clan Discussion Thread.

    Nov 21, 2017 at 11:36 PM
  11. aron33 attached a file to the thread BR Standard class 6 No. 72010 'Hengist' and Clan Discussion Thread.

    [ATTACH] The main frame plates and extensions arrived at CTL Seal yesterday, and the order for all 4 bogie wheel centers have been ordered thanks to the donations made! The group's Facebook page said that assembly starts this week.

    IMG_1108.JPG Nov 21, 2017 at 11:35 PM
  12. aron33 liked J Rob't Harrison's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    The AGM of the 567 Group took place last weekend (11 November). At the moment (usual caveats re: funding, manpower, supply chain and the like) we're looking at finishing around the 2022- 2024 mark.

    Nov 21, 2017 at 7:58 PM
  13. aron33 liked Cartman's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Good point. I had forgotten about that one. I think that will probably be in the second group of new builds to be completed after ones like 32424, 2999, 6880, the NER G5 and the P2 are done

    Nov 21, 2017 at 7:57 PM
  14. aron33 liked D6332found's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Lord Faringdons were given an average start to stop schedule of 54mph Leed-KX with upto 85mph. For the era, that wasnt bad. If, like the Stars, and A1s they had gradually had the flaws engineered out of them, sure the B1s were better, some 25...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 7:13 PM
  15. aron33 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    The GCR is poorly represented, only with Butler Henderson representing the railway. Why not choose several classic GCR designs? [IMG] Parker N5 Class 0-6-2 [IMG] Robinson B9 Class 4-6-0 [IMG] Or a Robinson C5 Class 4-4-2

    Nov 20, 2017 at 12:31 AM