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  1. paulhitch liked Courier's post in the thread 4468 Vs 05 002.

    [ATTACH] Apologies if this is hard to read but thought it would be interesting to overlay the speed curves of Mallard (blue - of course) and 05 002 (black). Interesting to see how 4468 had to put a lot of effort in working up speed from...

    4468 Vs 05 002.jpg Jul 27, 2017 at 8:11 PM
  2. paulhitch replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    Ironic certainly. PH

    Jul 27, 2017 at 5:57 PM
  3. paulhitch replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    No

    Jul 27, 2017 at 4:28 PM
  4. paulhitch replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    He was too much of an ultra, just as the W.I.B.N. crowd on N.P. are excessively ultra in their way. PH

    Jul 27, 2017 at 1:35 PM
  5. paulhitch replied to the thread MK1's coaches vs other stock.

    Very variable. PH

    Jul 27, 2017 at 1:04 PM
  6. paulhitch liked LMS2968's post in the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    Similar applied to the Somerset and Dorset. The GWR and it successor never forgave it for selling out from under them to the Midland and LSWR. They were an unforgiving lot at Paddington and Swindon! And with long memories.

    Jul 27, 2017 at 12:37 PM
  7. paulhitch liked Phil-d259's post in the thread Preservation or Pastiche.

    However if the track becomes too dangerous to run on then none of the rest of the 'puzzle' as you put it can work. Track maintenance is fundamentally a boring repetitive task (yet requires a high level of fitness) that relatively few folk are...

    Jul 27, 2017 at 12:36 PM
  8. paulhitch replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    There were times when this was debatable!

    Jul 27, 2017 at 12:35 PM
  9. paulhitch replied to the thread MK1's coaches vs other stock.

    You are 200% right. The nineteen fifties were a very bad time for motor design just as they were IMHO for railway coaching stock, at least aesthetically. Paul H

    Jul 27, 2017 at 12:17 PM
  10. paulhitch replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    Southern Region, who operated the lines concerned at the time?

    Jul 27, 2017 at 12:13 PM
  11. paulhitch replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    1957 for Southern Region D.E.M.Us

    Jul 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM
  12. paulhitch replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    I think he must be a closet big chufferite because if you enquire why so and so machine cannot work a given service you get reams of statistics which "prove" you require something twice the size. Sorry Tom! Just to explain my own attitude to...

    Jul 27, 2017 at 12:06 PM
  13. paulhitch replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    T9s started to go much earlier

    Jul 27, 2017 at 11:51 AM
  14. paulhitch liked Cartman's post in the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    The Southern never had any DMUs. A bit later they did get the DEMUs, but away from the electrified lines they continued to use steam until either the routes were closed or they started to get the class 33s

    Jul 27, 2017 at 11:48 AM
  15. paulhitch replied to the thread MK1's coaches vs other stock.

    Yes, I can remember a number of "classic" cars when they were new(ish) What they need is a match setting to them! I won't draw a comparison with a certain type of railway carriage now the East Lancs has also had a vandal attack. PH

    Jul 27, 2017 at 11:47 AM