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35018 British India Line

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 34014, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. 8126

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    I'd go so far as to say that most inside admission Walschaerts locos have valve spindle guides, but hardly any of those have hanger suspension of the combination lever. I think the hanger was probably necessitated by the centreline of the steam chest being off inboard from anywhere you could reasonably get the gear in - the combination lever drives the outer arm and the valve is driven off the inner arm. It wouldn't be possible to move the hanger any further back to make room for an additional spindle guide because then it would clout the slidebar bracket. For the most part Bulleids don't seem to give an undue amount of gland trouble compared to a lot of slide valve engines running at lower pressure - I'm sure WCRC will get 35018 fettled in due course.
     
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    no comment from 60017???
     
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    Huh? Why would I comment on a clip from possibly 20 years ago?
     
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    That sounds like the sort of punishment I could be quite keen on - the official Beer of my business (a night with a mate drinking that in Suffolk was when I decided to set up my own business - no-one thought I would remember the next morning but I did!)

    Steven
     
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    its what you asked for
     
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    Anyone who is keen on GK IPA has no sense of taste IMO. I'd rather drink bat's wee through a sweaty sock than let that stuff past my lips.
     
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    YUK!

    Want some Camerons Strongarm... or the Legend. Proper stuff...
     
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    i now await a beer barrel with the label " bats wee through a sweaty sock" at the next beer festival i go to. :)
     
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    Surely he'd produce a Beer, "Flac Jacket"...
     
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    oh i can do better than that " chain driven chuffety chuff ale " :D writen in sans serif sunshine font of course .
     
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    I'm greatly amused by the number of folk on social media who are adamant that it was Bodmin out on test yesterday, simply because of the nameplates being carried...
     
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    count the washout plugs ;) but i dare say most of the people saying its Bodmin, wont know what a wash out plug is :):)
     
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    Lots of precedents for the identity of a loco being defined by the number it carries though - "Coronation", "Royal Scot" etc . ;)

    Tom
     
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    Where the work on anything gets done is a matter for the person who signs the cheque for the job on completion, you can ramble on having repeated digs at WC until you're blue in the face, you're not going to change anything.Whatever the thing is between you and WC.......let it go, it's consuming you. Welcome the thing and have the bottle to say "well done WC" and leave it at that.
     
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    :oops::oops:
     
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    Havent heard from Kent Yeti for a while, but he might be able to get you some Batswee, or even Owlspiss.....
    Do Brits have valve spindle guides?
     
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    Bet there's a load of them looking for 98818 too...
     
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    If you read the post you quoted you will note it says "very well done indeed" .
    Just not a fan of hyperbole, thats all. Reading some of the posts one would think some sort of miracle had been performed rather than simply the conclusion of a long term business project, similar of which has been accomplished by a number of volunteer based groups within infinitely poorer resource conditions. Thats the perspective I was referring to, no beef with WC, but thanks for the psychoanalysis.
     
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    Oh, Harveys....
     

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