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  1. jnc liked Steve's post in the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    Different locos require different techniques. Not every loco has a steam chest pressure gauge and not every steam chest gauge reacts quickly enough to be a good indicator. Even with a steam chest gauge you are effectively pumping the reg, though,...

    Sep 25, 2021 at 12:49 PM
  2. jnc liked Big Al's post in the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    It was/is often the case that when the regulator is first opened the driver will keep an eye on the steam chest pressure gauge to ensure that only the steam that is needed goes through to the cylinders. Opening and part closing the regulator can...

    Sep 25, 2021 at 12:49 PM
  3. jnc liked John Palmer's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    @Lineisclear is correct in saying that under the terms of the 1991 Lease of the Washford site the S&D Trust had to remove its track, buildings, etc when the lease came to an end, though only if required to do so by the plc. However, to suggest...

    Sep 25, 2021 at 11:53 AM
  4. jnc liked Pete Thornhill's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    Yes, but no money to see their plans though, meaning in reality no use.

    Sep 25, 2021 at 11:52 AM
  5. jnc liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    Then you have two choices - give the S&DRT the extension of the lease they have been asking for in order that they can remove their assets. Or pay the money for the assets. If you don't have the money then you can't have the shed and trackwork....

    Sep 25, 2021 at 11:52 AM
  6. jnc liked 35B's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    Thank you for the admission that the WSR plc has neither effective plans nor funds for the use of the Washford site, and thus that the grounds for eviction of a tenant holding a valid lease were entirely invalid. I have been appalled by the...

    Sep 25, 2021 at 11:51 AM
  7. jnc liked Snifter's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    I recall that the 6+1 had plans for the Washford site that underpinned their approach to SCC to buy the freehold. We know that another bid to purchase the freehold was made by the Dear Leader, bypassing all stakeholders and the PDG. It seems that...

    Sep 25, 2021 at 11:50 AM
  8. jnc liked Alan Kebby's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    The point being that the SDRT could then require the buyer to remove the track / buildings itself as a condition of sale. Quite normal procedure when selling these type of assets. I’d suggest this was the least cost option for the SDRT.

    Sep 24, 2021 at 10:51 PM
  9. jnc liked Wriggley's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    It continues to astound me that some hitherto well-respected so-called railway professionals should continue to have their reputations sullied by association with this thoroughly rotten WSR PLC board and its increasingly long trail of...

    Sep 24, 2021 at 10:50 PM
  10. jnc liked RailWest's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    It should not be forgotten that at least some of the trackwork and components of the sheds at Washford are S&DJR relics of historical interest in their own right. It is possible therefore that simply 'abandoning' such items upon departure from...

    Sep 24, 2021 at 10:50 PM
  11. jnc liked Alan Kebby's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    You are assuming there wouldn’t be any willing buyers for the track and buildings, happy to dismantle and remove from site themselves. That would be the lowest cost option for the trust, in fact they could actually make money.

    Sep 24, 2021 at 10:49 PM
  12. jnc liked RailWest's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    On perhaps a minor point, but... According to the report from the S&DRT the Plc have said that they have no "short term" need for the Washford site. That is not the same as saying that they have no need for it in the longer term. But...if...

    Sep 24, 2021 at 10:48 PM
  13. jnc liked nanstallon's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    It is only too clear that the plc Board is not worthy of the honour of running the WSR, which in itself is a superb railway. So sad to see the WSR's reputation sullied by such cowboys. They make it hard to back the WSR.

    Sep 24, 2021 at 10:48 PM
  14. jnc liked johnofwessex's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    @ikcdab We have different views about the PLC's behaviour, BUT it is, in my view what happened at Washford that crystallized many peoples opinion of the current board. I am not a supporter of the current PLC board, unlike you, but I was...

    Sep 24, 2021 at 10:47 PM
  15. jnc liked jma1009's post in the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Matters.

    I also received the email from Ian Young SDRT Chairman today. Given what has been going on behind the scenes, I thought it an excellent and measured report to SDRT members. p. 51 of the new recent WSR PLC accounts show to 31st March 2021 for the...

    Sep 24, 2021 at 10:47 PM