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  1. LesterBrown liked Railcar22's post in the thread 4079 Pendennis Castle.

    Hi all I am the bearer of good news. As this will be in the latest edition of Steam Railway, I am not breaking the bounds of any official announcement from the GWS 4079 Pendennis Castle has passed her steam test, as yet date unknown however it...

    Dec 1, 2020 at 11:16 PM
  2. LesterBrown attached a file to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    To get back on topic...[ATTACH]

    1280px-4-4-0_Midland_Beatrice_1757.jpg Nov 29, 2020 at 3:13 PM
  3. LesterBrown liked meeee's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    There have been various proposals over the years including turning it into an Engerth. These are mostly from concerns about weight distribution and water capacity. The weight distribution is hampered by the boiler. The new boiler was designed...

    Nov 29, 2020 at 1:54 PM
  4. LesterBrown replied to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    Definitely as built, such as 2203 Class . The height of Victorian elegance.

    Nov 28, 2020 at 8:21 PM
  5. LesterBrown liked Mr Valentine's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    The 53xx's sent to France were all built using secondhand boilers. I haven't looked more broadly over the rest of class, so this may have been due to the exigencies of war. I would expect though that once withdrawal of earlier Churchward engines...

    Nov 25, 2020
  6. LesterBrown liked Hirn's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Surprisingly recently the plates we would now take for granted as arriving accurately thick and level for locomotives didn't. In the late 1870s the plates needed for the power bogie frames and the cradle between the bogie frames came to Boston...

    Nov 25, 2020
  7. LesterBrown replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    IIRC a few Bulldogs were built new with second hand boilers after the new boilers intended for them were instead fitted to Aberdares.

    Nov 25, 2020
  8. LesterBrown replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Nov 25, 2020