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  1. Paul42 liked Maverick's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Congratulations to the WSRA on their response to the Bailey report. It’s on the website here for those who care to read it. https://www.wsra.org.uk/2020/06/29/wsra-response-to-the-paper-peaceful-somerset/ An extremely well thought out and...

    Jun 29, 2020 at 1:11 PM
  2. Paul42 liked torgormaig's post in the thread 5593 to be restored?.

    I do not think that a 5X is the most gauge friendly loco around, although they are certainly more gauge friendly than their GW cousins. I remember back in the day that they were barred for some sections of the Southern Region. In more recent...

    Jun 29, 2020 at 12:50 PM
  3. Paul42 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    By ‘Heritage railways exist primarily for the benefit of their members...’ I mean the members should be driving the strategic objectives of the railway - because if they aren't driving it, what are they for? In many cases, those objectives may...

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:50 PM
  4. Paul42 liked 60044's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Despite actually agreeing with some of the sentiments on the 4160 website, I have always thought that an artificially low price was engineered for the 4160 shares and, ironically, the price 4110 was sold for must provide pretty strong evidence to...

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:43 PM
  5. Paul42 liked Steve's post in the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    As a retired chartered mechanical engineer my biggest gripe is that todays young engineers know little about practical engineering. When I graduated from university I applied for engineering jobs with several organisations (B.R., C.E.G.B....

    Jun 28, 2020 at 3:23 PM
  6. Paul42 liked meeee's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    The differences were largely eliminated in the 1890. The main one remaining is the 6 inch longer wheelbase. Power wise there isn't really much in it. Prince uses a bit less water when the superheaters warm up. The main thing is Prince was...

    Jun 28, 2020 at 3:19 PM
  7. Paul42 liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    Appropriately North Welsh weather for a Welsh Pony.

    Jun 28, 2020 at 3:18 PM
  8. Paul42 liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    Having spent plenty of time messing about on it when it was plinthed and imagined it running, to see it running is pretty amazing. It really was in bad shape and you did think that there was no chance it would ever run again. Fantastic job by...

    Jun 28, 2020 at 3:17 PM
  9. Paul42 liked Steve B's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    Congratulations and well done to all those who have restored Welsh Pony to steam. Many Thanks It moves! [MEDIA] Steve B

    Jun 27, 2020 at 7:20 PM