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MellishR's Recent Activity

  1. MellishR liked 35B's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Some observations: WC specifically are prone to be on the receiving end of speculation because of their reputation for minimal information Publishing some information (even at the limited level on the LSL site) about progress and overhauls is...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM
  2. MellishR liked torgormaig's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Well after a day working on the above mentioned 60007 I come home to find the "usual suspects" are in full flight again about WCs failure to satisfy their craving for inside knowledge about their business. But nowhere have I seen WC complain...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 10:59 AM
  3. MellishR replied to the thread RTC 2018.

    Anybody fancy trying to re-instate the third side of the triangle to Bournemouth West? The viaduct seems to be still reasonably intact.

    Jan 14, 2018 at 3:48 PM
  4. MellishR replied to the thread Tornado.

    If we want to discuss that we'd better have a new thread.

    Jan 14, 2018 at 3:43 PM
  5. MellishR replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    However let's focus on the positives. New crossing mechanisms, reflecting the much increased numbers of vehicles and pedestrians who don't want to be kept waiting. No money required from the railway, but the railway will still have control of...

    Jan 14, 2018 at 3:42 PM
  6. MellishR replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    For a crossing with gates that are operated by someone taking one end and walking, then doing the same for the other gate, that is entirely sensible. But has no-one ever assessed the practicality of motorising them just like barriers?

    Jan 14, 2018 at 3:37 PM
  7. MellishR replied to the thread RTC 2018.

    And even that brilliantly executed Bournemouth Belle had a return run diesel hauled to the outskirts of Southampton and then via Romsey and Laverstock. If all the co-operation that went into that couldn't achieve a run back on the direct route, I...

    Jan 14, 2018 at 1:07 PM
  8. MellishR replied to the thread Ebay - GWR - GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY - HARDWARE - LARGE METAL AWS BELL.

    If it's GWR, shouldn't it be called ATC?

    Jan 14, 2018 at 12:09 PM
  9. MellishR replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    If an automatic mechanism (with whatever interlocking to road traffic signals, railway signals, track circuits, etc is needed) can cause barriers to descend from vertical to horizontal and in due couse to go up again, could not a very similar...

    Jan 14, 2018 at 11:53 AM
  10. MellishR replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Maybe; but the stated reason for sacking him is nothing to do with his ideas about the railway. For all we know, the other members may share those ideas.

    Jan 12, 2018 at 9:50 AM
  11. MellishR replied to the thread NRM York Regeneration.

    It seems to me that in order to appreciate Rocket you really need to see the complete replica and what remains of the original, so it would be best to have both of them in the same place.

    Jan 11, 2018 at 10:07 PM