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  1. Eightpot liked big.stu's post in the thread 60009.

    Over on the works Ian has said we should see her out again next season...which suggests it is indeed fixable

    Nov 22, 2017 at 9:29 PM
  2. Eightpot liked LMS2968's post in the thread Wheel Drops.

    I think it was John Aspinall who commented that he could not understand why some railways thought it better engineering practice to raise fifty tons of locomotive than to lower two tons of wheels...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 9:35 AM
  3. Eightpot replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    If I recall correctly this happened at the de Havilland airfield at Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The registration on the tractor is a Hertfordshire one.

    Nov 19, 2017 at 9:32 PM
  4. Eightpot replied to the thread 10000/1.

    Yes, but don't forget that in the USA they have a load gauge that is somewhat higher and wider than ours which permitted them to do that.

    Nov 19, 2017 at 12:11 PM
  5. Eightpot replied to the thread White disks on the front of steam locomotives.

    Back to discs, the loco hauling Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train from Waterloo to Bladon in 1965 carried the discs in a 'V' formation - full marks to whoever thought of that combination - but did that arrangement previously exist, and if so,...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 12:47 PM