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  1. paulhitch liked Kylchap's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    In my case I'm afraid it does matter rather a lot. If there were five new builds on the go taking five years each, then there's a good chance I would see them all working and maybe ride behind some of them. If there were twenty projects taking...

    Sep 23, 2017 at 8:13 PM
  2. paulhitch liked howard's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Thank goodness for that - I thought it was yet another word that I'd not met before!

    Sep 23, 2017 at 7:38 AM
  3. paulhitch replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Well, if any of the proposals here were in the slightest bit sensible, this one could be said to be. PH

    Sep 23, 2017 at 6:16 AM
  4. paulhitch liked 30854's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    OK..... Own up! Who's got the photo of a Bulleid Pacific on a one coach service train?

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:55 AM
  5. paulhitch replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Nothing that a competent faker couldn't cope with. PH

    Sep 22, 2017 at 8:43 PM
  6. paulhitch replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Thanks. Sorry for the weird typo for "potential"! PH

    Sep 22, 2017 at 7:48 PM
  7. paulhitch replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I wouldn't disagree with much of this save that, personally, I would leave anything cast iron alone except if some generous person donated it. It is easy to copy or counterfeit items in this material and in a world where an enamel plate from a...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM
  8. paulhitch liked Forestpines's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I doubt he'd have listed it on eBay if that were the case!

    Sep 22, 2017 at 6:59 PM
  9. paulhitch liked OldChap's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Unless you utilize a existing underframe and build a add a prototypical body to more or less original specifications (exceptions such as imperial to metric dimensions I understand are agreeable and/or additional or enhanced non-original safety...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 6:22 AM
  10. paulhitch liked marshall5's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Nah! Replace all the Mk1 corridors (particularly those wasteful CK's & RMB's) with Mk1 non - corridor stock stock - pack 'em in 108 pax/carriage - sorted! Authentic too. Ray. p.s. only joking. p.s.s. sorry Paul for going even further "off topic".

    Sep 21, 2017 at 6:20 AM
  11. paulhitch liked nanstallon's post in the thread Railway Magazine.

    I've seen fairly recent railway magazines for sale in High Street second hand bookshops at ambitious prices like £2, and burst out laughing. Perhaps some mug will turn up and pay silly prices, but I find preserved railways aren't interested in...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 11:55 PM
  12. paulhitch replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    This has got zilch to do with newbuilds of locomotives or carriages. There is another separate point I would like to make but will do so privately. PH

    Sep 20, 2017 at 11:15 PM
  13. paulhitch replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Some apparently not all, got so treated after rebuilding as 0-6-2Ts. Drawing offices sometimes got their calculations very wrong indeed. One class of Cambrian Rys. 0-6-0s had to be re-balanced by the G.W.R. as they tended to derail. Paul H

    Sep 20, 2017 at 11:09 PM
  14. paulhitch replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Now that's an interesting one. I don't know whether she still has the Stroudley pattern of phased cranks which was supposed to lead to passengers getting a good shaking. Whether it did is a moot point for it seems the Terriers also had phased...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 10:32 PM
  15. paulhitch replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Shouting on the Internet i.e. typing words in capitals is regarded as bad manners.

    Sep 20, 2017 at 10:23 PM