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  1. Matt37401 replied to the thread LMS Black 5 5025.

    A Red Five! :) Well done all involved :)

    May 13, 2021 at 9:22 AM
  2. Matt37401 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Also to avoid them possibly not starting due to flat batteries.

    May 13, 2021 at 9:19 AM
  3. Matt37401 liked Steve's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    You only have to look at the problems that generally beset Stanier's locomotives when they first went into service yet no one ever levels much criticism at him for all the problems. on the subject of leaking tanks, the Stanier all welded...

    May 12, 2021 at 9:50 PM
  4. Matt37401 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    I think if you look at almost any large class, you see numerous improvements and tweaks made, either at overhaul, or as successive batches are made. Few people would say that, for example, the Britannia’s were “not up to the job they were...

    May 12, 2021 at 9:36 PM
  5. Matt37401 liked Steve's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    I think you'll find that Neasden got rid of its L1's because it became a London Midland shed. Just look at it s location in 1959 (source LNER Info) 1959 : 5 B1, 8 LMS Black 5, 10 Std 4 Moguls 3 N5, 19 LMS Fairburn 2-6-4T, 9 LMS Stanier 2-6-4T, 4...

    May 12, 2021 at 9:03 PM
  6. Matt37401 liked Jimc's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Trying to draw conclusions from any withdrawal date after about 1955 seems an exercise in futility. After about the grouping there was surely no excuse for designing a seriously flawed class and putting it into production (experimental...

    May 12, 2021 at 9:03 PM
  7. Matt37401 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    For reference - everyone - I'm at the point in the overall cycle of my research that I am not entertaining seriously the "it's well known" commentary anymore. If this thread has done one thing well: it's about looking for sources of data,...

    May 12, 2021 at 9:00 PM
  8. Matt37401 liked 35B's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    And I've seen serious comment that suggest the Austin 7s at least weren't as bad as painted at the time. Good research tests conventional wisdom, sometimes reinforcing it, and sometimes refuting it.

    May 12, 2021 at 8:23 PM