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  1. LMS2968 replied to the thread Galatea Ownership.

    I don't think there were that many useable parts left other than big lumps, such as boiler, cylinders, bogie and wheels, most of the wheels anyway. I remember it being very heavily stripped at Barry.

    May 31, 2020 at 8:42 PM
  2. LMS2968 liked Steve's post in the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    When 34092 came to the NYMR I suggested to my fireman that he might like to use the doors as designed. He turned the steam on and put his foot on the pedal. The doors shot open very rapidly and loudly and shut similarly when he took his foot off....

    May 31, 2020 at 9:15 AM
  3. LMS2968 liked Johnb's post in the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    Yes they did and by all accounts they were unreliable. I believe they could fly into full gear when the driver tried to change the setting. For that reason a lot of drivers would set the cut off after starting and just leave it, driving on the...

    May 30, 2020 at 8:23 PM
  4. LMS2968 liked 8126's post in the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    I'm not convinced there's anything in that according to the reasons you cite; the short stroke on the Bulleids gives them quite a high ratio of connecting rod length to stroke. The larger that ratio the more even the fore and aft piston strokes...

    May 30, 2020 at 12:11 PM
  5. LMS2968 liked 30854's post in the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    Do I not recall all steam locos 'sit back' on starting under load, meaning all locos with a trailing truck are going to be somewhat less sure-footed than, say, a 4-6-0? I wish we still has a 'pacific' tank (an LNER A6 would do very nicely,...

    May 30, 2020 at 10:54 AM
  6. LMS2968 liked martin1656's post in the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    For starters there is a time lapse between opening the regulator, and steam being transmitted to the cylinders , so you could have 250 in the steam chest, and when this finds its way to the wheels, then yes the engine can slip, there is a...

    May 29, 2020
  7. LMS2968 replied to the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    I'm not sure they're any worse than any other Pacific, since most have a high power to adhesive weight ratio and all can be very prone. The original Bulleids could additionally suffer from oil from the oil bath finding its way to the wheel...

    May 29, 2020