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  1. pete2hogs replied to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    An LMS 2P to original spec with bypass valves and bogie brakes etc. is apparently a pretty good loco - at least according to David L. Smith the GSWR boys got some very good work out of them. They would be entirely adequate for most lines. And not...

    Jun 17, 2018 at 11:10 AM
  2. pete2hogs liked JayDee's post in the thread Killingworth Billy now even older?.

    Well, Mr Gibson's a Brave 'un! I dunno about others but I was taught it was the developments the Rocket at the Rainhill Trials brought with it were what made it so important to development as it marked a step-change in speed and power compared...

    Jun 17, 2018 at 11:03 AM
  3. pete2hogs liked LMS2968's post in the thread Building an LNWR Prince of Wales.

    Remember also that these engines, as with most LNWR types, had an intermediate supplementary frame with a centre axlebox between the cranks. This distributed the piston forces over a larger area of the frames, so reducing the stresses. Derby...

    Jun 17, 2018 at 11:01 AM
  4. pete2hogs replied to the thread LMS Record Of 114mph.

    Mallard's run was of course a brake test, not a world speed record attempt :-) Oh, that HNG, he did like his little laugh. What's the point of being a CME if you can't have a little fun occasionally? Unlike the LMS attempt, precautions that...

    Jun 17, 2018 at 10:58 AM
  5. pete2hogs liked LMS2968's post in the thread LMS Record Of 114mph.

    The brake blocks were the usual cast iron, nothing more, and the normal vacuum system was all that was in operation on most of the LMS, at least south of the border. Vacuum brakes are stronger than people realise; the main advantage of air...

    Jun 17, 2018 at 10:54 AM
  6. pete2hogs liked 60017's post in the thread LMS Record Of 114mph.

    It never ceases to surprise me, the lengths/arguments some people spout to denigrate the 4468 achievement. Mallard holds the world speed record for steam...end of story.

    Jun 17, 2018 at 10:51 AM
  7. pete2hogs liked Spamcan81's post in the thread LMS Record Of 114mph.

    Probably not. If they had, 4468 wouldn't have made its attempt in 1938 and had the Austrian Corporal not intervened, HNG wanted a tilt at 130.

    Jun 17, 2018 at 10:51 AM