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  1. LesterBrown liked tony51's post in the thread Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway.

    Interesting line inspection video after the storm ... looks like it nearly became a boat trip. [MEDIA]

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:21 PM
  2. LesterBrown liked Jamessquared's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    Not tonight, Josephine ... Tom

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:07 PM
  3. LesterBrown replied to the thread British 8 coupled loco's.

    Or just 2 or 3 massive cylinders inside.

    Feb 17, 2020 at 2:49 PM
  4. LesterBrown replied to the thread British 8 coupled loco's.

    The 4700s were a really a specialised express freight loco, they were used on relief passenger trains towards the end of their life but I have read accounts that their riding was less than desirable at speed having a Cartazzi truck on a coupled...

    Feb 16, 2020 at 8:09 PM
  5. LesterBrown replied to the thread Tank v Tender Locos.

    As Jimc inferred above Churchward fitted brakes to all wheels of his express locos, the bogies requiring an additional 13"(?) vacuum cylinder. The only exception being The Great Bear where, unlike the Atlantics, the trailing axle had 4.5" side...

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:17 AM
  6. LesterBrown liked Jimc's post in the thread Tank v Tender Locos.

    My understanding is that Collett did some tests and found that bogie brakes [later clarification - which were fitted to Stars, Saints, the Bear and early Castles] made little or no difference to the distance run after a full brake application on...

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:06 AM
  7. LesterBrown replied to the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    What Planet are you on?

    Feb 16, 2020 at 12:42 AM
  8. LesterBrown liked D1039's post in the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    A Hall, 8F, Mickey Mouse, Standard 2, Jinty and Austerity with a reserve fleet of 63601, two Black Fives, two 8Fs, Standard classes 2, 5 and 7, Sir Lamiel, West Country and now a Castle. A bit harsh? Patrick

    Feb 16, 2020 at 12:41 AM
  9. LesterBrown liked 1472's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    Not so sure about that being the case. Do you have evidence to support that assertion?

    Feb 13, 2020 at 4:44 PM
  10. LesterBrown liked GWR4707's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    She's off to the SVR for their gala between the 16th and 19th April 2020. First real chance to stretch her legs!

    Feb 13, 2020 at 1:33 PM