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  1. Jamessquared liked 21B's post in the thread Will there be enough volunteers for preserved railways in a few decades time ?.

    I think there are a few different points here: 1. demographics of existing volunteers - volunteers tend to be slightly skewed towards the older generations, but my experience is that the demographic has been skewed that way for the whole time I...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 4:29 PM
  2. Jamessquared liked Cartman's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Yes, forgot about them. Im getting out of my LMS/LMR comfort zone, you see

    Aug 18, 2017 at 2:18 PM
  3. Jamessquared replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Ahem ... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_and_Exeter_Railway_4-2-4T_locomotives Tom

    Aug 18, 2017 at 2:02 PM
  4. Jamessquared replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    If you want a new build Crampton: http://www.cramptonlocomotivetrust.org.uk/ Whatever their faults in this country, they did seem to be successful in France for a few years. Maybe the loads and gradients were such that they could demonstrate...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 1:11 PM
  5. Jamessquared liked Jimc's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    The trouble is you are trying to make a distinction that never historically existed, and also trying to draw a line somewhere in the middle of a grey scale. It is, I submit the same sort of mindset as those who claim that the identity of a...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 11:14 AM
  6. Jamessquared replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    I've often thought a D tank would be good for us, the extra power and range over a Terrier or P would be useful. But I suspect they probably fall between two stalls: they were mostly gone too long ago for any but a handful to have direct memories...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  7. Jamessquared liked Enterprise's post in the thread GWR 2818 transferred to STEAM.

    A commonly used international definition of a museum is, "A non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 9:07 AM
  8. Jamessquared replied to the thread Bluebell Matters.

    Light engine Dep SP 08:55 to Horsted Keynes, then: Dep: HK 09:30 Arr KC 09:45 Dep KC 10:39 Arr HK 10:54 Dep 11:46 Arr SP 12:04 Dep SP 12:52 Arr KC 13.22 Dep KC 14:05 Arr SP 14:35 Dep SP 3:22 Arr HK 3:37 Returns light engine from HK at 4:36...

    Aug 17, 2017 at 7:59 PM
  9. Jamessquared replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    They had more engines! Tom

    Aug 17, 2017 at 10:08 AM
  10. Jamessquared replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    There's also the point on numbering that if a new locomotive took the place of an old one in the capital series and took the number, the original one may or may not have been disposed of at the same time. If the old one was kept (on the basis...

    Aug 17, 2017 at 9:35 AM
  11. Jamessquared replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    (Deleted - duplicate!)

    Aug 17, 2017 at 9:32 AM