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  1. Bulleid Pacific replied to the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    Good stuff, and I look forward to seeing it in person. I have a bit of an attachment to 34072 as it was my first ever flat-top, having had a ride behind it during a camping holiday with my father to Weymouth in 2001. It was a great holiday as...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 12:11 AM
  2. Bulleid Pacific replied to the thread WCRC Special 11/11/17.

    Quite. Evil things, Brasso-guzzling Halls. ;)

    Nov 18, 2017 at 12:23 AM
  3. Bulleid Pacific replied to the thread Cathedrals Express to Alton, 2/12/17.

    Hmm. If it's diesel to Alresford, will probably bail at Alton. Santa season is not really the best time of year to hang about for a trip along the line, and it'll save me the bus fare back to Alton to catch the service train.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 11:41 PM
  4. Bulleid Pacific replied to the thread Cathedrals Express to Alton, 2/12/17.

    Hence why I'm bailing out on the MHR and returning back to Stevenage to collect my car and drive home. Not quite sure what the usual drill is upon arrival at Alton, though.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 10:18 PM
  5. Bulleid Pacific replied to the thread Cathedrals Express to Alton, 2/12/17.

    It makes more logistical sense this way, as following HR's logic, there would need to be a tender-first run from somewhere around the junction near Ash Vale to get from Ascot to Woking, then a run from Woking to Guildford, and then another...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 12:40 AM
  6. Bulleid Pacific posted a new thread.

    Cathedrals Express to Alton, 2/12/17

    Some timings for this are up, and it is fair to guess that it will be a Black Five (advertised as 45212, but you never know) from the beginning, judging by the maximum speed used to produce them. Providing these timings are not tweaked any...

    Forum: What's Going on

    Nov 16, 2017
  7. Bulleid Pacific replied to the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    It's not a visible indicator that the chassis is flexing to a great extent; instead, it is a manifestation of a two-cylinder locomotive's propensity to 'waddle' along the track when put under strain because there isn't an inside cylinder to...

    Nov 16, 2017
  8. Bulleid Pacific liked Big Al's post in the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    Can't add a great deal on this to what has already been said by folk like @Jamessquared and @Bulleid Pacific. Let's just think for a moment about the Bournemouth Belle that, before WWII intervened was loading up to 12 Pullmans of around 500 tons...

    Nov 16, 2017