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Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by NightRail, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Rumpole

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    I’ve worked with plenty of enginemen and fitters who’d disagree with you.
     
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    I speak as I have found. Any fitter who thinks the motion and valves of an unrebuilt are nicer to work on than a rebuilt is a masochist.
     
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    I heard the same from a fitter who worked on them at Ramsgate

    Sent from my SM-A105FN using Tapatalk
     
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    As do I. Everyone has their preferences. Hell, some people even like Great Western engines!
     
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    [Tin hat ..... ON]
    Naaah ..... that's just Stockholm Syndrome. :)
     
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    From memory by the time 90775 was in service wasn’t 31806 and 30120 plus 76017 also back in steam again.
     
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    Several drivers I know, including some BR era, have expressed a preference for the originals, particularly on account of a feeling that they run more freely at speed.

    Tom
     
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    Presumably, just like with cars, the drivers perception may be at variance to the engineer who has to maintain them.
     
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    Quite how any driver says they prefer to oil up a detuned Bulleid compared with an original, is a mystery to me.

    As for maintenance, the same identical things go wrong with both types more often than the different valves, pistons & motion:-
    Injectors
    Steam brake valve
    Blower valve
     
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    This is the condition of GWR engines I like. :) cashmores.jpg
     
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    Still out of gauge though.
     
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    Extreme, hard core even, but I see where you're coming from. :D
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    As is admirably proven on the road between Swanage and Wareham, partial destruction of a Castle often makes it more picturesque for the passing sightseer ...

    Tom
     
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    I think I prefer mine without the dust, even if masks are "in" these days!
     
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    I make no apologies for loving the sight and sound of a Bulleid Pacific on the banks of the Mid-Hants, both original and rebuilt. Here are some scans of Swanage, taken in 1993, 1994 and 1995. 2020-04-30-0011_DxO-Edit.jpg 2020-04-30-0013_DxO-Edit.jpg 2020-04-30-0019_DxO-Edit.jpg 2020-04-30-0014_DxO-Edit-Edit-Edit.jpg
     
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    Nice set of photos there and the platform at Ropley looks to be busy. Looks to me a fair few people want to ride behind 34105 on that day. Gets my vote. Also to note the two mk2 coaches in NSE livery. What a shame we still don’t have them in NSE livery to go behind 50027 lion. Then we could recreate Waterloo Exeter service.
     
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    a few from the archive......
    30506_MHR3.jpg 34105_MHR6.jpg 73082_73080_MHR1_93.jpg 73096_MHR2_300993.jpg 92203_34105_MHR_311093.jpg 92203_MHR3_93.jpg
     
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    Nice to see a photo of 73096 in black. With any luck it will return back to steam in BR black.
     
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    Re the comment about Bulleid pacifics on the MHR, very few would have seen this photo before, unless you have a copy of the 2020 MNLPS calendar. Taken on Monday 10th March 2014.......... it was a good day! _IGP2701.jpg
     

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