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  1. AndyY replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    It certainly makes me feel my age - I began my career in the aircraft industry at BAC (as it was then) a fortnight after the first flight of a Tornado in the UK, by the second prototype. It was still called MRCA, and I began work on what was...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 9:13 PM
  2. AndyY replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Indeed, but don't shoot the messenger, please! I suppose the job now isn't so much 'building a boiler' as 'assembling a kit of parts to make a boiler', as the components have been built elsewhere. So maybe a good lead-in to boiler building for a...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 8:50 AM
  3. AndyY replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    I see that in the latest issue of Heritage Railway magazine there is speculation, albeit unconfirmed, that the Patriot boiler will now be built at the Midland Railway Centre, Butterley. Andy

    Nov 17, 2017 at 3:23 PM
  4. AndyY replied to the thread Great Central Railway after the link up.

    I'm not sure I agree, the first sentence on their website is "The Great Central Railway is the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other –...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 12:03 PM
  5. AndyY liked martin1656's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Getting back to gravel, resin bonded would provide a good surface as originally it would have been Cotswold stone, is this finish availible in this finish, it would be a shame if you have an authentic station, and its ruined by a...

    Nov 14, 2017 at 9:38 PM
  6. AndyY replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Common sense has prevailed, thanks goodness, I can't wait to see a photo of the first smoke curling out of the café chimney! Andy

    Nov 14, 2017 at 3:47 PM
  7. AndyY liked jnc's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Yes, I was sad to see that. Not only was it un-civil, it did not help. My condolences to the board members who had to put up with it. Yes, and very well explained, and quite reasonable, I think. Well, we'll see whether it works out (in terms of...

    Nov 14, 2017 at 3:44 PM
  8. AndyY liked MellishR's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Just what I was thinking when the subject of surfacing the car park came up. Last year I had a resin-bonded surface installed on the area in front of my house (which might be called my "drive" but really doesn't qualify for that term) with...

    Nov 14, 2017 at 3:42 PM
  9. AndyY replied to the thread Great Central Railway after the link up.

    Are you saying the gypsum trains don't run any more? Andy

    Nov 14, 2017 at 12:29 PM
  10. AndyY liked Gloucester Boy's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    There is a new item on the Boardroom blog saying that there will be a cafe at Broadway, link here: http://gwrboardroom.blogspot.co.uk/ I am sure that this is the correct decision and we can now get on with completing as much of the station and...

    Nov 14, 2017 at 12:26 PM
  11. AndyY replied to the thread Great Central Railway after the link up.

    Thanks for that picture. I just hope that whoever lives in those buildings is a railway enthusiast and supporter of the GCR! I know I'd love to live there! Andy

    Nov 13, 2017 at 7:48 PM
  12. AndyY liked mogulb's post in the thread Great Central Railway after the link up.

    As requested by Andy, see one possible route for the Southern curve at Ruddington. A director of GCRN did confirm elsewhere that a 8.5 chain curve is possible within existing land.

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  13. AndyY liked Mark Thompson's post in the thread Great Central Railway after the link up.

    You know I think you and quite a few others seriously underestimate the so-called "normal" visitor and their ability to engage their senses particularly their emotional sense- how many "normal" people watch and love Brief Encounter not just for...

    Nov 13, 2017 at 7:44 PM
  14. AndyY liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    The second thing to utterly flabbergast me today: that the A1 locomotive Trust could be accused of "cynically cashing in" by using the name Tornado... If veterans from the Gulf War who flew Tornados - some of whom I have met at Trust meets -...

    Nov 13, 2017 at 7:42 PM
  15. AndyY replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    The Patriot Project is a good example of the organisations being discussed on the 'Membership' thread. I just checked on their website and the only way offered to join is to print a form and post it, although membership renewals are offered on...

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:22 PM