For what is is worth, I was told that Paddington to Taunton is ok, and Taunton to Newton-Abbott is problematic.
Please note I am not an official...
Your main questions were answered on the 6023 facebook pages. The King is gauged as far as Taunton but not beyond.
Rail transport cost was about...
6023 was not making steam at all, getting it to work was already a small victory. Then the choice of the orifice size appeared successful as the...
Steaming with a 3-cylinder locomotive was not really understood, it needs a smaller orifice. Also the earlier boilers had problems with...
Hard to say, if the blast pipe is not wide enough to support wider orifices it is a useless exercise.
Rowledge and Reed supply the numbers of the modified sc Jubilees, there were only 9 of them. In practice they were disappointing.
Looking at the...
It is unclear to me whether all Jubilees received a changed front-end, it may be restricted to a few. As for the tubes sizes, I hope that
I do not see any issues with a 2, 3 or 4 cylinder system. In general the blast orifice of a 3-cylinder version is smaller due to the smaller...
Would it make sense to continue this discussion?
What about the observation of GWS that the present King is far more economical with coal then they were used to?
The new exhaust seems to be working!
Are better blast caps allowed?
If you are interested in an 11-coach train:
"6023 ‘King Edward II’ on load 11 - Weekend of 29/30 September.
In conjunction with its owners, the...
No Lampor/Lempor, just a single chimney and 4 proportioned orifices, let the chimney do the work it is designed for!
Sorry, double chimney is a dumb solution!
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