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  1. Kinghambranch liked Andy B's post in the thread Bodmin and Wenford General Discussion.

    Regarding 4270 (just returned to service this week after 9 months out for repairs) we find that the worst hunting starts once you’re up to line speed and then because we’re a flat line you’re on that point of needing very little regulator and so...

    Jul 19, 2018 at 4:07 PM
  2. Kinghambranch attached a file to the thread GWR Siphon G No 2983.

    The restoration of Siphon G No 2983 proceeds apace and is now almost complete. There are a few remaining jobs to undertake (including painting wheels and one bogie) and, with a vehicle like this which will remain outside and static for long...

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  3. Kinghambranch liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread 1014 County of Glamorgan.

    At the risk of getting some ire from a number of posters - but I think there's a fair amount of unfair criticism made the last couple of pages, not least some mudslinging that isn't entirely fair either. Didcot IS a crown jewel in preservation's...

    Jul 18, 2018 at 12:31 PM
  4. Kinghambranch liked pwsw5054's post in the thread East Somerset Railway - Construction of Second Platform.

    An update from a couple of days ago posted on the ESR facebook page: If you have visited the ESR recently you cannot have failed to notice that our Heritage Lottery Funded project is progressing well and the construction of the new platform has...

    Jul 16, 2018 at 8:38 PM
  5. Kinghambranch liked pwsw5054's post in the thread East Somerset Railway - Construction of Second Platform.

    Pictures taken this afternoon, concrete base for the shelter has been laid and hard-core put down on the platform. It certainly is beginning to look a lot more like a platform![IMG][IMG][IMG] Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk

    Jul 16, 2018 at 8:37 PM
  6. Kinghambranch liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    We could set up a national organisation to do so. Maybe give it a catchy name like ‘British Railways I’ve seen photos of GWR locos on Reading-Redhill, mostly moguls (but I think during BR days) whether any GWR locos ever turned up on cross...

    Jul 16, 2018 at 10:16 AM
  7. Kinghambranch liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 1014 County of Glamorgan.

    I think you have to look at the chronology. With what is known now, a new boiler would seem obvious. But from reading the website, the decision to use parts from the 8F boiler had certainly been taken by late 2004 (see...

    Jul 15, 2018 at 11:26 PM
  8. Kinghambranch liked Breva's post in the thread GWSR General Discussion.

    Note that 76077 is making a serious attempt at restoration. They are looking for support - a first newsletter is available as of a few days ago.

    Jul 14, 2018 at 5:36 AM
  9. Kinghambranch replied to the thread GWSR General Discussion.

    Yes indeed. I remember seeing King George arrive from a scrapyard (together with Peckett 0-4-0ST "John - still at the GWSR) at Witney. That would have been around 1980. 2807 was the first ex-GWR/BR loco to arrive, in June 1981.

    Jul 13, 2018 at 4:09 PM
  10. Kinghambranch liked The Saggin' Dragon's post in the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    None; they don't have any.

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:59 AM
  11. Kinghambranch liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    I rather thought I was being restrained, given the circumstances. I find it difficult to reconcile that I was offensive in being offended by Mr Hitch’s continued hypocrisy and hostility to the Atlantic project specifically. I don’t think we...

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:59 AM
  12. Kinghambranch replied to the thread GWSR General Discussion.

    Why is that a "slippery slope" for a heritage railway? Not being a polemicist here, just genuinely curious as to the risks or benefits of a heritage railway owning its locomotives or at least some of them like the 03, which is normally allocated...

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:55 AM