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  1. Steve replied to the thread Peak Rail General Discussion.

    A bit more convinced but still of the opinion that a wire rope falls much further down the reliability ladder than rodding.:) Need to come and look at it in the flesh, so to speak.

    Aug 20, 2018 at 10:44 AM
  2. Steve liked kestreleyes's post in the thread Peak Rail General Discussion.

    You’re not joking the weights are heavier . They also have jockey weights that sit on top of the main weights, the point operating boxes have a spring loaded dog that pops out if the wire snaps as you can appreciate one side of the wire is in...

    Aug 20, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  3. Steve liked Mogul's post in the thread Swanage Railway Accounts 31 Jan 2018.

    Deep breath, long post coming. Steam Railway have never forgiven us for being given the T3 from the NRM and even managed to make some sort of macevelian reffrence to it at the end of the article. The article draws heavily from the Swanage Railway...

    Aug 20, 2018 at 7:44 AM
  4. Steve liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Tornado.

    By industry, do you mean the mainline business or heritage railways? My experience of the latter is that lots of co-operation goes on, both formal and informal, much of it unnoticed by enthusiasts. Moreover, I don’t know any senior managers on...

    Aug 19, 2018 at 9:00 PM
  5. Steve replied to the thread Peak Rail General Discussion.

    At this distance you've not convinced me that it was a good idea and an improvement over the more conventional UK system of point rodding. I would accept that a longer pull would almost certainly be possible but that's about it. Mechanical...

    Aug 19, 2018 at 8:55 PM
  6. Steve replied to the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    This is just a pipe dream, discussed from time to time among-st people who have no say in the matter. In pre preservation days theline speed was only 35 mph, (and 30 to Whitby, even now) so thee wouldn't be a huge reduction in time. A good...

    Aug 18, 2018 at 7:45 AM
  7. Steve replied to the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    Is this why they are having a purge of stock?

    Aug 17, 2018 at 1:58 PM
  8. Steve replied to the thread Boiler Repairs and Competency - ex Lottery turns down funding for GCR Museum.

    The heritage railway world is about as far removed from your thoughts as you can get. They generally have more locos than ever needed so one is ready to take over from one coming out of service and may then sit in a siding for years because that...

    Aug 17, 2018 at 1:37 PM
  9. Steve liked Mogul's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    I don't recall seeing any announcement to the effect that the assessment is complete? In Fact I think the position is that the boiler stripdown is still ongoing and there are other activities on the chassis like NDT testing of frames axles,...

    Aug 17, 2018 at 8:57 AM
  10. Steve liked Andy Williams's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Please do everyone a favour by following your own advice..!!

    Aug 15, 2018 at 11:32 PM
  11. Steve replied to the thread Boiler Repairs and Competency - ex Lottery turns down funding for GCR Museum.

    I suspect boiler contracting is still pretty much a finger in the air job. These things are rarely straight forward This is especially so when you are bashing metal to shape. You may get it right first time so it fits where it is intended but...

    Aug 15, 2018 at 11:15 PM
  12. Steve replied to the thread Flaman Speed Recorders.

    S M Gauge Co is just one of several who will supply/overhaul pressure & vacuum gauges. https://www.pressuregauge.co.uk

    Aug 15, 2018 at 6:50 PM
  13. Steve replied to the thread Boiler Repairs and Competency - ex Lottery turns down funding for GCR Museum.

    I don't see how you can say that the demand isn't constant when there has been a waiting list for years.

    Aug 14, 2018 at 9:22 AM