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  1. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    Wonder what will happen to it after the movie ends - with some minor modifications, you suddenly have a really convincing 1-1 scale model of a Britannia.

    Apr 22, 2021 at 11:48 AM
  2. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    I see the Mission:Impossible franchise is starting to get really niche in their latest plot devices ... Tom

    Apr 22, 2021 at 11:41 AM
  3. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread LSWR Urie H16 new build proposed?.

    In principal batch building can save money - witness the six new fireboxes for Bulleid Light Pacifics. But the issue is getting up-front commitment to make it worthwhile. Much as I'd like to see one of the 2-6-4T variants, I think the likelihood...

    Apr 22, 2021 at 9:36 AM
  4. S.A.C. Martin liked 2392's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    Whilst not directly the Moors. I came across this short by the late Frank Dean of a couple of trips on the Whitby to Scarborough along the coast. Frank was not only a railwayman himself, but also a member of the Moors I believe. I'll let you spot...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 4:38 PM
  5. S.A.C. Martin liked ykin01's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    Confirmation from the NYMR that they will be re-opening from 15th May and you can book tickets online from 26th April. :) Full steam ahead for 2021 season opening | North York Moors Historical Railway Trust - NYMR Although it does say they will...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 4:38 PM
  6. S.A.C. Martin liked wazza588's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    The week commencing March 29th K1 No. 62005 spent 5 days working along the Esk Valley line between Grosmont to Battersby and return. The K1 then worked Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th between Grosmont to Whitby with S15 No. 825 working Thursday 8th...

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  7. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    You might laugh - but when I went to ‘t Kuipke to watch the Ghent 6 day some years back, they dispensed beer to the crowds exactly that way, so you never needed to leave your seat and miss any of the racing ... Tom

    Apr 21, 2021 at 4:37 PM
  8. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Yes, though the point remains - if you split an employee to be part furloughed, part employed, that employee can only do railway work for the part of the week they are employed. I don't get the criticism over this - it seems people are asking...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 4:35 PM
  9. S.A.C. Martin liked 21B's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    As with the gala last October people will have to make their own decisions about whether to attend or not. The trains are well ventilated and we will be leaving the windows open as a matter of course during the cleaning that will take place...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 4:34 PM
  10. S.A.C. Martin liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Sorry to return to McKillop. I was sat waiting for a zoom meeting to begin and I flicked through my copy of 'Top Link Locomotives'. @S.A.C. Martin - it might be interesting if you don't have a copy to try to pick it up. It is an interesting book,...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 10:36 AM
  11. S.A.C. Martin liked Miff's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    :) Thanks again, I was hoping for a one sentence clarification :) since your original sentence I quoted didn’t make much sense without stating the period of calculation. E.g. something like “Over a period of x-years it averaged 97,000 miles per...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 10:36 AM
  12. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Totally agree Tom: my apologies, the above is very generalized for the purposes of explaining how the data can be broken down more into observing the work of individual locos and classes. One thing is for sure though - locomotives doing similar...

    Apr 20, 2021 at 5:41 PM
  13. S.A.C. Martin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    I think you need to be slightly careful basing too much about the quality of a loco on annual mileages, because they do depend on the traffic availability. So if a loco does 100,000 mile between overhauls, that is a good figure. But whether it...

    Apr 20, 2021 at 4:19 PM
  14. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Apologies Miff. One more clarification then. It is not always possible with the engine cards to give an exact no. of miles per year. It could be in those two years that the A2/3 did 110,000 miles in one year and then 84,000 in the next year. So...

    Apr 20, 2021 at 2:59 PM
  15. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    My apologies Miff, let me clarify. The engine record cards give mileages between shopping. When you take the dates of shopping and look at the length of time between, for example, shopping A and shopping B you can see that X number of...

    Apr 20, 2021 at 2:10 PM