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  1. S.A.C. Martin liked huochemi's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    Do you mean full height? These are full length! [ATTACH]

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  2. S.A.C. Martin liked std tank's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    Humorist was fitted with a double chimney in 1937.

    Sep 19, 2018 at 11:17 AM
  3. S.A.C. Martin liked 240P15's post in the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    Absolutely stunning!:Woot: Who could imagined this in 1968? Thanks a lot for posting this photo aron33! regards, Knut

    Sep 19, 2018 at 11:16 AM
  4. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    Nobody, because by 1968 no P2 (let alone an original one) had existed for 24 years at that point. The rebuilt locomotives had all been scrapped by that point too. There's very few people alive who would remember the originals and probably none...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 11:16 AM
  5. S.A.C. Martin liked Mark Thompson's post in the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    This is the first opportunity that anyone has had to stand back from 2007, and appreciate its true proportions. It really is a beautiful piece of work. What a crowd-puller it is going to be.

    Sep 19, 2018 at 11:13 AM
  6. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Tornado not running on 29th Ynys Mon.?.

    How much more open and transparent could they be at the moment? What more information do you think they have to hand at this stage? Unless you are part of the inner workings, you don't know what work has taken place, what the current plan is,...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 11:09 AM
  7. S.A.C. Martin liked Jimc's post in the thread Tornado not running on 29th Ynys Mon.?.

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  8. S.A.C. Martin liked Spamcan81's post in the thread Tornado not running on 29th Ynys Mon.?.

    No idea. Best ask the A1 people.

    Sep 19, 2018 at 10:42 AM
  9. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Tornado not running on 29th Ynys Mon.?.

    Many railtours advertise locomotives that then do not make the starting gun. Railtours are always subject to some changes and the traction is one such factor. It is unfortunate but rest assured the trust are doing all they can to rectify it. If...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 10:42 AM
  10. S.A.C. Martin liked big.stu's post in the thread LSL Ltd / Icons of Steam fleet.

    This one may have got buried by the A2 update, but LSL have added another immaculately turned out Class 47 to their operational fleet. Now we just have to wait for the Deltics to appear :)...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  11. S.A.C. Martin liked Steve's post in the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    To save everyone looking through the website, the answer to the wheel tyres and chimney is here: "In January 2018, the Trust revealed that it had acquired and taken delivery of a complete set of fully-certified tyres for the new Gresley class...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 9:28 AM
  12. S.A.C. Martin liked pete2hogs's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Gresley actually spent a lot of money on the Raven A2's up to about 1930 (see Green Guide) but then clearly decided there was no more to be had from them. I think by the time you'd have put on an A3 boiler and rebuilt the front end like the...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 10:10 PM
  13. S.A.C. Martin liked Fred Kerr's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    If it wasn't a problem it was certainly a matter of concern as Gavin Morrison (in The Power of The A3s pub Oxford Publishing 2002 / ISBN 0 86093 573 6) notes in the caption details of 60097 Humorist that "An official photograph of Humorist in...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 7:36 PM
  14. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Flying Scotsman.

    But those draughting experiments were specifically for the double chimney fitted, not the single chimney. Her development effectively ended when under Peppercorn she was fitted with the later type of smoke deflectors. Neither Thompson nor...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 2:46 PM
  15. S.A.C. Martin liked Fred Kerr's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    Note however that 60097 Humorist had been the subject of draughting modifications since the earliest days hence confirming that "drifting steam" was a known problem with the Gresley Pacifics.

    Sep 18, 2018 at 2:39 PM