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  1. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Wrong Holden - that’s one of James Holdens designs. The S69s (B12s) were Stephen Holdens design.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 11:52 PM
  2. S.A.C. Martin liked martin1656's post in the thread Tornado.

    She will be ready, when she's ready , when you think of whats been needed to be done that she will be back and running this year, is something that would have not been possible years ago.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 11:50 PM
  3. S.A.C. Martin liked paullad1984's post in the thread Tornado.

    Whilst working today I met one of the tornado chaps, passing through, I got the impression that things are moving along nicely.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 11:50 PM
  4. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Tornado.

    Or conceivably - just opportune, rather than strictly necessary. If you were 3/4 through the mileage to needing a P&V anyway and you then had to unavoidably strip the loco down, it would probably be worth bringing the P&V forward rather than...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 11:50 PM
  5. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Tornado.

    That's hardly evasive, in my opinion. That's pretty much the known situation. Work is carrying on, there's a question mark over a loaded test run and there's not much to report other than that. I know it's frustrating not to have a definitive...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:38 PM
  6. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Correct. It is - as far as I'm aware - the only design of Stephen Holden left extant too (albeit as rebuilt by Edward Thompson under Sir Nigel Gresley, CME).

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:36 PM
  7. S.A.C. Martin liked Hirn's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Thinking the new build 47xx through: To me there is nothing like a locomotive working on the road and working fairly hard . Never mind the speed, preserved railways are simply not very long. Recent new builds have extended the envelope and can...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:33 PM
  8. S.A.C. Martin liked 240P15's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Hi there:) More great news from the "boiler team" building the Patriot`s boiler https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2101279530195729&id=1988973648092985 Knut

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:31 PM
  9. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Tornado.

    Absolutely. But you haven't told us what those evasive answers were, and you are the only one currently creating conditions for said speculation.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:31 PM
  10. S.A.C. Martin liked LMS2968's post in the thread Tornado.

    Fair comment. So what was actually said, to avoid speculation about that?

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:30 PM
  11. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Tornado.

    Define "evasive" - you've made a couple of accusations in quick succession including "half truths" - what was actually said? Parts are being manufactured for Tornado and there's been a number of updates showing this. Reassembly is quicker than...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:30 PM