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  1. Gav106 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    You should probably suffix that “... assuming the group can consistently raise > £100k per year for the next twenty years for a design that no-one alive today can remember and which has no especial claims to significance or desirability”. In...

    Dec 16, 2018 at 9:13 AM
  2. Gav106 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Lots - though it depends on which two bits of metal as to how significant that is! In the grand scheme of things, frame plates are a minuscule part of the cost (and complexity) of a new loco, though I guess psychologically significant as a large...

    Dec 16, 2018 at 9:12 AM
  3. Gav106 replied to the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    So it's no longer being done at Tyseley?

    Dec 15, 2018 at 9:28 AM
  4. Gav106 liked pwsw5054's post in the thread East Somerset Railway - Construction of Second Platform.

    An update on the project taken from the ESR Facebook page: Our Heritage Lottery project has progressed steadily towards the planned opening of our new Discovery Centre on Friday 21st December 2018. All of our volunteers are welcome at 11am to...

    Dec 14, 2018 at 3:06 PM
  5. Gav106 liked ilvaporista's post in the thread Oswestry Update.

    More general work around the site. Extension work will continue next week. A couple of pictures added to the blog https://ilvaporista.blogspot.com/

    Dec 14, 2018 at 11:07 AM
  6. Gav106 liked Kinghambranch's post in the thread 35011 General Steam Navigation.

    I've taken the plunge too (and this isn't even a GWR loco!) and I do hope I live to see it running.

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:52 PM
  7. Gav106 replied to the thread 35011 General Steam Navigation.

    The biggest problem with using a spoon to dig a hole through a mountain is that you many need many generations of digging to complete the tunnel. The biggest problem we now face is that these sorts of projects need to be raising money, and...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 10:39 AM
  8. Gav106 liked Johnb's post in the thread Overhaul of 45596 Bahamas.

    The loaded test run and return to Ingrow has been delayed until January but shouldn’t affect the main line return on 9th February http://ingrowlocomuseum.com/?page_id=37

    Dec 11, 2018 at 10:01 AM
  9. Gav106 liked Johnb's post in the thread Overhaul of 45596 Bahamas.

    Tickets for the first public train on February 9th sold out very quickly and it's just been announced that a repeat run has been scheduled for the following week on the 16th. Tickets on sale from midday today

    Dec 11, 2018 at 10:01 AM
  10. Gav106 replied to the thread 35011 General Steam Navigation.

    The difficulty in this is that it's a catch 22. Cant persuade people that you are a serious project untill they prove they can raise money and yours won't be going to waste, but if everyone did that then nothing would ever happen. Sometimes you...

    Dec 10, 2018 at 3:22 PM
  11. Gav106 liked Sheff's post in the thread BR Standard class 6 No. 72010 'Hengist' and Clan Discussion Thread.

    That is exactly my thinking. A sacrificial wear surface which is relatively easy to replace. But as we have already have several of these bogies in service on the mainline, surely the answer is already out there (assuming the Brits and Duke also...

    Dec 9, 2018