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Jamessquared's Recent Activity

  1. Jamessquared liked Steve's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Footplatemen wearing gloves. What is the world coming to?

    Oct 20, 2017 at 10:15 PM
  2. Jamessquared replied to the thread Saint Class 135 ish mph.

    Slightly confused by that statement. I assume you mean specifically rail vehicles - by 1934, the aeroplane record was 440mph, and the car record 272mph - and those were proper records, too! (As in, set in controlled, standardised conditions with...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM
  3. Jamessquared replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Not as far as I know. I believe there some discussion about when a Mansell wheelset was even last retyred; possibly not since the war. Which is leading to some consideration as we have a couple of Mansell-wheeled vehicles where the tyres are...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 4:04 PM
  4. Jamessquared liked big.stu's post in the thread Photo of Lightning doing something frightening....


    Oct 19, 2017 at 11:11 PM
  5. Jamessquared liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre to Close.

    Oh leave off my generation, some of us are desperately trying to balance an intense uni course with trying to come back occasionally to do a spot of volunteering on a heritage railway!

    Oct 19, 2017 at 11:06 PM
  6. Jamessquared replied to the thread Imperial units of measurement and the future?.

    Nothing to do with decimals: to get the same level of accuracy you just need to quote to the same number of significant figures. So for example, 55 mpg (2 significant figures) is 5.1 l/100km (2 significant figures); but if the decimal point...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 8:51 PM
  7. Jamessquared liked Matt37401's post in the thread 76084.

    As wild unfounded speculation I'll go with this @Hicks19862 there is a rumour (told to me by a friend of the cousin of the bloke who walks the dog of a bloke who sometimes has a pint with the guy who plays bass in the band that the night shift...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 8:41 PM
  8. Jamessquared liked Jimc's post in the thread Bluebell Motive Power.

    Yeah, I'm not disagreeing... just making the point that even when the veil is drawn aside a little its not as clearcut as some might think. I think sometimes these things say a lot more about enthusiasts and their biases than anything else. It...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  9. Jamessquared replied to the thread Bluebell Motive Power.

    That's my point. The fact that Wainwright delegated design to his team seems frequently to be used as a stick to beat him in a way that isn't the case for other CMEs. The bottom line is that he was the accountable person at a time of a series of...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:20 PM