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Bikermike's Recent Activity

  1. Bikermike replied to the thread 82045 The way ahead?.

    Nice to see it's progressing.

    Nov 30, 2022 at 12:25 PM
  2. Bikermike replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Yeah, but they'll have the third rail up soon, then it's all fine...

    Nov 29, 2022 at 3:52 PM
  3. Bikermike replied to the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    If you look at the 5th photo down, same point. The camera may not lie, but it can tell tall tales... I've got some lovely ones of my son aged c4 looking like he is going at prodigious speed on his balance bike, thanks to a happy coincidence of...

    Nov 29, 2022 at 3:28 PM
  4. Bikermike liked ianh1's post in the thread BR Standard class 6 No. 72010 'Hengist' and Clan Discussion Thread.

    Lots of progress today - see https://www.theclanproject.org/Clan_News.php We now have 4 bogie wheels on their assembled axleboxes. 61 tons minimum force is required when pressing on the wheels and all 4 wheels exceeded this. Next stage is to...

    Wheel.jpg Nov 29, 2022 at 1:33 PM
  5. Bikermike replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    "Why are we repainting all the engines in full SECR livery" "Dunno, that's what it said in the newsletter though..."

    Nov 28, 2022 at 4:39 PM
  6. Bikermike replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Absolutely, hence the AIUI! I don't think the Bluebell should necesssarily run planned diesel trains at all, but if we get more summers like this last, unless you are prepared to give up a big chunk of high season revenue. I certainly don't...

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM
  7. Bikermike replied to the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    But you know the answer to that already

    Nov 26, 2022 at 1:54 PM
  8. Bikermike replied to the thread Brighton Belle update.

    JOOI, has anyone got any gen on how they are getting on? The website seems to have a last update of nov 2021. Hope all is going well for them

    Nov 26, 2022 at 9:34 AM
  9. Bikermike liked Andy Norman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Seeing you asked Michael I'm another as you well know, I also know of allegedly at least 20 others who were proactively run out of town, however these are only the ones who stood up and said they didn't like what was happening openly to the...

    Nov 26, 2022 at 9:27 AM
  10. Bikermike replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    I agree with pretty much everything Big Al said, but not necessarily the conclusions drawn. 2 personal views 1) diesels - droughts will be more common, as will steam bans. Diesels allow something to be salvaged. Also, (AIUI), you don't need a...

    Nov 26, 2022 at 9:25 AM
  11. Bikermike liked Copper-capped's post in the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    Turned out “in steam” is my all time favourite livery….;)

    Nov 25, 2022 at 4:56 PM
  12. Bikermike replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Which applies to volunteers as much as the management. Communication is not a substitute for decisions on either side.

    Nov 25, 2022 at 10:38 AM