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  1. S.A.C. Martin liked siquelme's post in the thread 35011 General Steam Navigation.

    [IMG] #OnThisDay in 1955 General Steam Navigation entered the Eastleigh works for a heavy intermediate overhaul. It was during these works when her cast trailing truck she was built was changed for the fabricated design she still has. The...

    Jan 26, 2021 at 2:30 PM
  2. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    My guess is that the advantage of a larger boiler would have been seen primarily just in terms of enhanced sustained steaming rate. Though it is interesting that a significant, though largely invisible, trend between say 1920 and 1950 was...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 10:56 AM
  3. S.A.C. Martin liked Manuel Ramos's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Fantastic. I repaired an ancient 2-4-0 Sharp Stewart of 1877 and we built a cilynder block quite exactly. Nice to see! Here you are our new block. This was by 2012. Cheers

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  4. S.A.C. Martin liked LMS2968's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    I have had this conversation, although not in that detail, for some time with Hermod, who believes that the centre bearing added noting to the stiffness of the frames nor to the reduction of stress away from the driving horn gaps. The engines...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 10:54 AM
  5. S.A.C. Martin liked D1002's post in the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    A couple of photos of Merchant Navies on the Somerset & Dorset, taken by the doyen of S&D photographers.....Ivo Peters. 35011 at Henstridge and 35023 near Templecombe: [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  6. S.A.C. Martin liked bluetrain's post in the thread Scrapping of pre Grouping locos..

    I am sure that you are right that locos had shorter lives in earlier times, when technological change was rapid. By around 1880, things had settled down and loco lives became longer. In the 20th Century, WW1 & WW2 delayed a lot of renewals,...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 12:01 PM
  7. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Scrapping of pre Grouping locos..

    Thinking along the same lines ... when the last Craven Standard Goods was withdrawn by the LBSCR in August 1898, the oldest locomotive in the fleet would have been a Stroudley Terrier (from late 1872 - just under 26 years old). Amazingly, 65...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 12:01 PM
  8. S.A.C. Martin liked Jimc's post in the thread Scrapping of pre Grouping locos..

    Cox talks about it a bit in one of his books. He seems to me to imply that the major problem was that it was too difficult. Obviously these were difficulties that his opposite numbers could overcome, but they had the advantage of an already...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  9. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Scrapping of pre Grouping locos..

    I did an analysis once of the build and scrapping dates of locos from Beattie, Cudworth and Craven (it was in the context of a comment along the lines of "Beattie was brilliant and Craven was crap", mostly predicated on the fact that some Beattie...

    Jan 21, 2021