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  1. ghost liked Matt78's post in the thread The Gwili Railway thread.

    Work continues on GWR 216 and as can be seen the door handles and striker plates are being trial fitted before the waistline beading is attached. meanwhile MK1 CK 16232 is nearing the end of its rebuild at Cranmore. The main work has been...

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  2. ghost replied to the thread The West Clare Railway.

    I believe the owner has not been in the best of health recently.

    May 23, 2024 at 6:15 PM
  3. ghost liked Jonnie's post in the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    Just an update on various things engine wise, which I think is what a lot of people are interested in. Steam Locomotives Bulleid Pacific 34072 '257 Squadron' The Original BoB is heading off to Swanage next week, lorry coming on...

    May 22, 2024 at 9:27 AM
  4. ghost liked Gladiator 5076's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Between me walking back at 10:15 from having my mouth "worked over" by the hygienist and just after lunch this had arrived. Looks very smart, already with a fire lit. But still does not look as good as the one on the low loader at Norden, which...

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  5. ghost liked estwdjhn's post in the thread Tornado.

    Mandrel expanded stays are a thing on the continent - we did a narrow gauge boiler with them recently. The design we used started with a long 6mm hole and a short 14mm hole in the stay ends, and you drive a succession of tapered tools into them...

    May 21, 2024 at 12:40 PM
  6. ghost liked LMS2968's post in the thread Tornado.

    From Arthur Cook's 'Raising Steam on the LMS' (1999) RCTS ISBN 0 901115 85 1: As part of the programme of experiments made in the post-war Class 5 4-6-0s, engines 44718-27 were fitted with welded steel inner fireboxes, and, as a further...

    May 21, 2024 at 12:39 PM
  7. ghost liked Jonnie's post in the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    Apologies for the lack of updates on here recently, it has been somewhat rather busy for us at Spa Valley. The return of Thomas the Tank Engine to Tunbridge Wells was very good for us and it was fantastic to see the railway so busy. The final...

    May 20, 2024 at 9:48 PM
  8. ghost liked Dan Hill's post in the thread Bluebell Motive Power.

    Nice picture of gleaming, freshly painted and lined out 34059 on the Bluebell social media channels. Just awaiting the fitting of its nameplate brackets and nameplates themselves.

    May 20, 2024 at 9:21 PM
  9. ghost liked D1002's post in the thread Bluebell Motive Power.

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  10. ghost liked Sunnieboy's post in the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    Sir Keith Park has left the building [emoji846] Sunnie[IMG] Sent from my SM-P610 using Tapatalk

    May 20, 2024 at 9:20 PM
  11. ghost liked Paul42's post in the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

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  12. ghost liked Robin's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    It is. I don't discount the existence of headshunts, passing loops and sidings, or the effort required to install and maintain them. However to me, a realistic measure of the length of any heritage railway for comparative purposes would be the...

    May 20, 2024 at 12:59 PM
  13. ghost liked Dunfanaghy Road's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    Had a productive weekend at Urie Society Towers. Firstly, cleared and cleaned the floor of Tender 3223. Holy cow, does it look big, or what![ATTACH] Secondly, a trial fit of the feedwater sump. Not fitted over the trailing bogie (as built) but...

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  14. ghost liked 35B's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    The challenge is taking matters from the individual parcels of land to actually building a railway. That will require difficult choices, about which supporters' opinions will vary significantly. Any options, whether following @lynbarn in...

    May 19, 2024 at 2:05 PM
  15. ghost replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Phil, I’m not so sure that the number of posts on here would directly relate to volunteer or financial support, or that those posting here or elsewhere would all agree on a single way forward. Well technically there’s nothing the trust can do if...

    May 19, 2024 at 12:46 PM