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  1. Ploughman replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    At a guess somewhere near Derby Research centre.

    Jul 23, 2017 at 8:22 PM
  2. Ploughman replied to the thread Thefts and Vandalism.

    Interesting comment about finding 5 sleeping on board. No mention if they were detained or not though. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08y3dxk/look-north-yorkshire-weekend-news-23072017

    Jul 23, 2017 at 7:57 PM
  3. Ploughman replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Any marking or scoring of the rail head is bad news. On renewal sites around the country special protection has to be laid down before accessing R/Rail plant that has steel Cat type tracks to avoid marking the rails. Otherwise any rail lengths...

    Jul 22, 2017 at 9:18 AM
  4. Ploughman replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    I know nothing about loco power outputs etc so I will leave this for Steve.

    Jul 22, 2017 at 9:12 AM
  5. Ploughman replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I don't think we have had any problems with placing orders for new BH. Obviously, though, demand is lower so not as many batches are produced.

    Jul 21, 2017 at 6:08 PM
  6. Ploughman replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    On the NYMR we do get a number of comments about Why aren't we using Ash Ballast, Timber sleepers at 24 per length and BH jointed rail. Then we ask do you want to see large engines or small ones? Because the Axle load is getting too much for the...

    Jul 21, 2017 at 2:55 PM
  7. Ploughman replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Have you tried working out a long Hallade scheme by hand then?:) They can be very infuriating.

    Jul 21, 2017 at 12:28 PM
  8. Ploughman replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I should add that there are limits as to the length possible to pull due to curveature. On a straight the max possible is 900m each way in one pull. Add a curve in and the length drops quickly . For example from a straight down to a radius of...

    Jul 20, 2017 at 8:24 PM