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  1. Jamessquared liked MellishR's post in the thread Ton up Tornado.

    There speaks (writes) a scientist.

    May 24, 2017 at 2:08 PM
  2. Jamessquared liked Foxhunter's post in the thread Ton up Tornado.

    What an amusing amount of froth is being generated by folk who have never been on an A1 footplate at speed! Yes, the class is/was prone to a degree of lateral sway at certain speeds but Peter Townend commented that Tornado was no worse than the...

    May 24, 2017 at 11:48 AM
  3. Jamessquared replied to the thread Heritage Railways running over Network Rail.

    The Bluebell doesn't routinely run traffic on Network Rail infrastructure, but has transferred a significant amount of rolling stock, including a pre-grouping steam loco and numerous pre-grouping carriages, via NR as towed vehicles. For certain...

    May 24, 2017 at 11:06 AM
  4. Jamessquared replied to the thread Ton up Tornado.

    Why so? All the vast majority of us have seen is a couple of minutes of film. It has already been pointed out that, with a camera fixed to the loco giving a static frame of reference, the tender will appear to jump around all over the place -...

    May 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  5. Jamessquared replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    It's a Bulleid, built for use on the Southern Railway. So they didn't have generators, just stuck a shoe down onto the juice rail when they needed the lights to go on... Tom

    May 24, 2017 at 9:34 AM
  6. Jamessquared replied to the thread Ton up Tornado.

    Ah, but Swindon had perfected ultra-smooth track and had arcane knowledge about springs handed down to Churchward from an extra-galactic civilisation who made contact through the Mayan civilisation, plus we all know that locos with two big...

    May 24, 2017 at 8:42 AM
  7. Jamessquared liked Spamcan81's post in the thread Ton up Tornado.

    Not as lively as a Saint at 135 mph I bet. ;)

    May 24, 2017 at 8:39 AM
  8. Jamessquared replied to the thread Ton up Tornado.

    Relative to what any footplateman under the age of 70-odd is used to (i.e. 75mph), 100mph is 4/3 the speed, almost double the kinetic energy. So not surprising that the perception would be that it was lively - there is a lot of energy available...

    May 24, 2017 at 8:26 AM
  9. Jamessquared replied to the thread Bluebell matters.

    The current whistle isn't original, though from photographic evidence, the location (on the cab roof) is original - the location shown in @Johnb's photo seems to be a later modification, probably in BR days (clearer photo here:...

    May 23, 2017 at 10:06 PM
  10. Jamessquared replied to the thread Bluebell matters.

    No, it's 178. No. 27 is subject to a complete restoration at the moment, having not run since about 1974 - see http://wainrightsfinestsecr27.blogspot.co.uk/ Tom

    May 23, 2017 at 9:46 PM
  11. Jamessquared liked Matt35027's post in the thread Bluebell matters.

    Pioneer II was resurrected for a short time when 178 returned to service in 2010 [img]7th March 2010 - 1963 Timetable Weekend by Matthew Nightingale, on Flickr

    May 23, 2017 at 8:54 PM