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  1. Gav106 liked Hurricane's post in the thread 73096.

    The MHR Ops Manager Richard Bentley posted the following picture to Facebook yesterday.[ATTACH]

    23592080_10155339128292933_3032683488998811971_o.jpg Nov 20, 2017 at 9:13 AM
  2. Gav106 liked stephenvane's post in the thread 73096.

    I'm afraid I don't understand your logic there OldChap. It sounds to me like the MHR have paid what the value would be if it were in operational condition.

    Nov 20, 2017 at 9:11 AM
  3. Gav106 liked Reading General's post in the thread 73096.

    is it not a case of 73096 returning as a means to escape a ticklish legal situation and it's overhaul may not be a priority?

    Nov 20, 2017 at 9:09 AM
  4. Gav106 replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    There was one director who was looking at external funding for an event in 2018 and was in discussions with a set up that was looking at different events that would be going on in 2018 and how we could possibly fit into this. I believe it...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 8:55 AM
  5. Gav106 liked Foxhunter's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    This is the famous Jim Meads photo of a plummeting lightning.... apart from being a great equestrian photographer, Jim also spent a lot of time at the ECML between 1946 and 1965 and the A1 Steam Trust has his scanned archives. BTW, the pilot...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 9:23 PM
  6. Gav106 liked Kinghambranch's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    I'm not sure but I understood that no RBL funds would ever be used to support 5551, as all RBL funding is to go directly for charity support to serving and ex-Service personnel, families and/or dependents. However, the local RBL president is also...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 9:02 PM
  7. Gav106 replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    She has indeed got a LNWR whistle! And im sure we will have a play with it at some point!

    Nov 19, 2017 at 8:06 AM
  8. Gav106 liked sir gilbert claughton's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    gotta feeling the one in SA had a nasty crash . not sure if it is being put back together. somebody had one in their back garden , near Gatwick. Farnboro airshow , early 1970s. the weather was shite with a low cloudbase all day . the Lightning...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 8:05 AM
  9. Gav106 replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    An English electric Lightning flying in the UK or a Patriot.... got to be the Lightning!! God im tempted to get a ticket to America if they can get theirs up in the sky's!!!! Isnt there one flying in South Africa?

    Nov 18, 2017 at 10:02 PM
  10. Gav106 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    The bottom one is my favourite fighter jet aircraft of all time. Just LOOK at it. Beautiful.

    Nov 18, 2017 at 9:59 PM
  11. Gav106 liked baldbof's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Tornado might be going out of service in the not too distant future, but Marham will still be there in the long run, not only in its primary role as Sandringham's Airport but also as home to the F35 Lightning II. (Should be Lightning III - the...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 9:59 PM
  12. Gav106 replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    I believe an announcement of the location and 'who' will be doing the work will be made around the 25th of this month. Only one week to wait! Then the full story can be told. Kev will be on here to announce it im sure!

    Nov 18, 2017 at 10:51 AM
  13. Gav106 liked joe_issitt's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    My guess would be that Simon Scott and his team at West Shed would be doing it? MRC have got a much smaller boiler from one of their Jintys at NNR engineering, so I'd be confused why they'd do a much bigger boiler....

    Nov 18, 2017 at 10:49 AM
  14. Gav106 liked Reading General's post in the thread Great Central Railway after the link up.

    No? well you should read some of the comments to be found on trip adviser for various railways where people complain that the trip was too short in terms of time .If you run a train faster, it would have to go further to give the same value for...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 8:56 AM
  15. Gav106 liked AndyY's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Indeed, but don't shoot the messenger, please! I suppose the job now isn't so much 'building a boiler' as 'assembling a kit of parts to make a boiler', as the components have been built elsewhere. So maybe a good lead-in to boiler building for a...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 8:55 AM