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by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Green Godess
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Another Green Godess

Marty et al.: It was an interesting albeit not that senic ride. Most of the view was of the r.o.w. fences. The top speed was 25 mph. That's the fastest I've been on anything less than 36" gauge. Feels like 50 mph. It's a mostly straight run of about 14 miles down to a place called Dungeness, a scene...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Green Godess
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Another Green Godess

Here ya go, Marty. Another one, at the RH & D RR in Kent, England. Freshly shopped, it's beautiful and sounds as good as it looks.
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The interesting looking lubricator.
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by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Interesting rail joint
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Interesting rail joint

Hi boys and girls.... here's another interesting detail on British rail. I've seen a number of these on different lines. Looks like an expansion joint. Clever.


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by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Interesting disc brake
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Interesting disc brake

Saw this on the DLR trains here in London. A single-sided disc brake. Obviously, the force applied is counteracted by the same setup on the other side. May be around in the US but I haven't seen it.
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by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flanged wheels and steel rail in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Flanged wheels and steel rail in the UK

Here we are in Canterbury, and those of you who follow the forum probably know that my wife and I are nearing the end of our month-long journey in England and Ireland. The UK is Mecca for those of us who like flanged wheels on steel rails. Their system of public transport, using every available mean...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 23
Views: 3274

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

We're here now. Have done Water and Steam, the Science Museum, Crossness and the Greenwich Observatory. Headed toward the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch RR. My eyeballs have fallen out and all the circuit breakers in my brain have tripped. The English language does not contain enough words to adequatel...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: An interesting roll-around donkey
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: An interesting roll-around donkey

steamingon wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Google "merryweather steam fire pump" for more info

And there it is. (My excuse for not reading the sign is that I was in a hurry to get on the train.) An interesting design regardless.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interlocking tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: Interlocking tower

For the general edification of the group here are a couple of shots of an interlocking frame seen at the Chasewater Railway Museum in central England. The horizontal bars at the bottom comprise the interlocking mechanism.

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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: An interesting roll-around donkey
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: An interesting roll-around donkey

Here's one that shows the engine better. Sorry for not getting this first but I'm working with an iPad here.


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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: An interesting roll-around donkey
Replies: 4
Views: 402

An interesting roll-around donkey

Thought you'd get a kick out of this donkey engine I saw today at the Chasewater Railway Museum about 15 miles north of Birmingham, England. It looks like the axle is placed just right so it will balance when the rig is hooked up to whatever is towing it. IMG_0008.JPG IMG_0010.JPG IMG_0009.JPG
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: No ballad singers...
Replies: 3
Views: 439

No ballad singers...

I love some of the signs from the past, particularly the British. Here's one seen today at the Chasewater Railway Museum in central England. If you have a shot of a humorous RR sign, post it here.

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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A milestone day...
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: A milestone day...

Dick: Glad to see that your priorities are in the right place. Start the kid off right. Did he get the infection?

Bill: Next 50? Build another engine :P