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  1. MellishR replied to the thread Sugar Loaf Mountaineer : 7/07/18 - now 23/09/18.

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55499/2018/09/22/advanced activated at 14:48 today -- whatever that signifies.

    Sep 22, 2018 at 4:23 PM
  2. MellishR liked John Petley's post in the thread 46233 Duchess of Sutherland..

    Dear Mods, Shouldn't the title of this thread be changed to 6233 Duchess of Sutherland in view of her repaint into LMS red?

    Sep 22, 2018 at 3:52 PM
  3. MellishR replied to the thread 1014 County of Glamorgan.

    The Barry Ten were presumably the ones that were the least attractive to anyone for rescuing and restoring, while all the others were eventually rescued. And how many of those that were rescued from Barry are still rusting away elsewhere for want...

    Sep 22, 2018 at 2:37 PM
  4. MellishR replied to the thread 1014 County of Glamorgan.

    If anything at all was to be done with the Barry Ten other than scrapping, someone had to be willing to do it. There were groups willing to use a lot of the parts to reconstitute some missing classes of loco, so that is what is happening....

    Sep 22, 2018 at 11:40 AM
  5. MellishR liked Jimc's post in the thread 1014 County of Glamorgan.

    To describe anything from the Barry Ten as being perfectly restorable seems a bit of a stretch. With so much missing or rotted beyond salvation would there really have been much more than 25% original if anyone had been prepared to restore one ?

    Sep 22, 2018 at 9:19 AM
  6. MellishR replied to the thread 1014 County of Glamorgan.

    What's been kept from the Barry Ten is the frames (but modified), the cylinders, some of the motion and part of the firebox. The rest of the firebox, the boiler barrel, the tubes, the wheels and most of the umpteen small bits are new. So my...

    Sep 21, 2018 at 7:37 PM
  7. MellishR replied to the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    I remember reading recently about alignment of one loco being set up by the old stretched wire method, and wondering why they weren't using lasers. I have conveniently forgotten which loco it is, whether a new-build or a preserved one being...

    Sep 21, 2018 at 2:57 PM
  8. MellishR replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Perhaps the change from volunteer crews to a commercial caterer has tipped the balance and made the QB unprofitable?

    Sep 21, 2018 at 9:34 AM