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MellishR's Recent Activity

  1. MellishR liked Jamessquared's post in the thread So whats new at the Bluebell Railway?.

    I think some years ago I would have agreed with you; however, you can't pretend that whatever one's own feelings, millions of people do use Facebook and presumably do so because for them, convenience and utility trump any other concerns. So as an...

    May 27, 2017 at 11:56 AM
  2. MellishR replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    They made what they believed to be the right decision at the time, and it probably was the right decision, but since then several organisations in Britain have demonstrated their ability to build or rebuild various parts of big steam locomotive...

    May 27, 2017 at 11:43 AM
  3. MellishR replied to the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    This thread has drifted a long way: from how standard the standards were to Swindon standardisation and thence to how much the latter has or hasn't helped some rebuild projects. Maybe it should be split off, but meanwhile ..... The rebuilding of...

    May 27, 2017 at 11:28 AM
  4. MellishR replied to the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 20/05/17.

    My apologies. I was unaware of the possibility of panning a youtube video.

    May 26, 2017 at 11:28 AM
  5. MellishR replied to the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 20/05/17.

    I did watch it on youtube and it's certainly not 360°. Maybe something like 180°. With a 360° view the right-hand edge of the picture would join to the left-hand edge.

    May 26, 2017 at 8:57 AM
  6. MellishR replied to the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 20/05/17.

    I don't understand the "360". That video was clearly taken with a very wide angle lens, possibly a fisheye, but nowhere near 360°.

    May 25, 2017 at 10:26 PM
  7. MellishR replied to the thread Swanage Belle - 08/06/17, postponed to 21/09/17.

    Anyone have any idea about either of those uncertainties?

    May 25, 2017 at 10:16 PM
  8. MellishR liked Spamcan81's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    I realise that in the greater scheme of things this question is of little importance compared to crests and TOPS numbers but was the test run successful? :rolleyes:

    May 25, 2017 at 5:19 PM
  9. MellishR replied to the thread Swanage Railway Running to Wareham Announcement.

    What's going on here? Seven people have "liked" a post, but it now appears blank. Has it been removed? Should it be moved to the Project Wareham thread?

    May 24, 2017 at 1:56 PM
  10. MellishR replied to the thread Ton up Tornado.

    There speaks (writes) a scientist.

    May 24, 2017 at 1:49 PM
  11. MellishR liked Jamessquared's post in 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 1:48 PM
  12. MellishR liked Jamessquared's post in 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 1:46 PM
  13. MellishR replied to the thread Bluebell matters.

    I can't see that this question was ever answered.

    May 23, 2017 at 3:07 PM