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  1. martin1656 replied to the thread Kent & East Sussex Railway.

    It would clearly indicate some kind of failure, Possibly drain cocks not opening or mechanical failure, do they work on Popular differently than say any other terrier? it would only take one revolution to damage both rods, so i would say...

    May 25, 2024 at 5:53 AM
  2. martin1656 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Said person has a lifetime ban from the railway, they can't return, is that not enough, Talk about wanting revenge, this attitude does you, and the railway you support no favours, it makes you look like a very unpleasant person if I can be...

    May 24, 2024 at 7:39 PM
  3. martin1656 replied to the thread Kent & East Sussex Railway.

    Was the overhaul was done under contract? , So I would imagine there would be a need whilst talks take place to ascertain where the fault lies, for a black out on any details being released, it's very likely that there will never be any official...

    May 24, 2024 at 3:24 PM
  4. martin1656 replied to the thread Kent & East Sussex Railway.

    Wedgie, Is that Bryan's nick name,, from his school days, ;) I shan't ask why :eek:

    May 22, 2024 at 9:12 PM
  5. martin1656 replied to the thread Kent & East Sussex Railway.

    When it comes to Public Relations, it's a very difficult subject, but what this does show, is that there is a point where the paying customer does start to think, Am I getting good value for my money, too high, and they will find somewhere else...

    May 21, 2024 at 7:25 PM
  6. martin1656 liked estwdjhn's post in the thread Tornado.

    Mandrel expanded stays are a thing on the continent - we did a narrow gauge boiler with them recently. The design we used started with a long 6mm hole and a short 14mm hole in the stay ends, and you drive a succession of tapered tools into them...

    May 21, 2024 at 10:51 AM
  7. martin1656 replied to the thread Tornado.

    Sorry I was referring to tubes, , but saying that it would appear on the continent,, some stays are expanded, i'm not a boilersmith by trade, so I'm interested to hear from people that have done this, Is it a temporary fix to keep an engine , in...

    May 21, 2024 at 10:50 AM
  8. martin1656 replied to the thread Jacobite 2024.

    What about loco availability? at the moment, the only stock WC can use is the air braked mk2 rakes, and until it decides to start modifying the mk1's it only has 4 , possibly 5 air fitted locos, and 4 of those it would have to hire in, only...

    May 21, 2024 at 6:49 AM