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Graham



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's involved in testing draughting? Is it just a matter of getting up to 25mph under load and checking that the steam, smoke and flames all go where they're supposed to?
Just out of interest, is Kidderminster to Bewdley still the only section where tests of up to 50mph are permitted, or is the new welded rail section at Eardington Bank now suitable?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
Just out of interest, is Kidderminster to Bewdley still the only section where tests of up to 50mph are permitted, or is the new welded rail section at Eardington Bank now suitable?


I've not seen any documentation extending the permit elsewhere. Along with the track quality, another major factor for the BY-KR section being chosen were the lack of foot/vehicular crossings - i.e. there aren't any farmers/pedestrians crossing the track who would be surprised by a 50mph train bearing down on them.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long is the King staying at the railway? Will it still be there at Easter??
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oliver wrote:
The class 50 is there to enabe the train to quickly go back the other way without the need for running round at each end. From what I understand, it could be that 6023 just does multiple runs of Eardington bank (heading north), so the class 50 will quickly be able to tow the whole consist back to the bottom ready for another run (setting back a long train in section would not be permited).


OK that makes sense.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How long is the King staying at the railway? Will it still be there at Easter??

Yes. I believe its staying until May. I think it is due to go staright on to the GWR gala which isn't until the last weekend in May. With the current state of the resident steam fleet (or lack of!) it will be most welcome!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrmover wrote:
I thought that visiting locos arrived at Bridgnorth so that they could be weighed before travelling along the line. Leaving is of course a different matter.


Presumably the King has been weighed at Bridgnorth by now. It would be very interesting to compare the SVR weights with those from the GWS system. Both systems are electronic but they work on different principles and, in addition, the SVR has a dynamic system whereas the GWS one is static I believe.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have there been any loaded test runs this week?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
Have there been any loaded test runs this week?


Yes - successful runs Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday's run was not needed and did not take place.

6023 + Set C + 50031
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lench_S wrote:
sharpo wrote:
Have there been any loaded test runs this week?


Yes - successful runs Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday's run was not needed and did not take place.

6023 + Set C + 50031

Good, glad to hear that. Obviously not the sort of weather to just have a few hours out hoping that something would pass by. Had it been summer, then an excuse to take the dog out for a walk would've been a possibility!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oliver wrote:
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How long is the King staying at the railway? Will it still be there at Easter??

Yes. I believe its staying until May. I think it is due to go staright on to the GWR gala which isn't until the last weekend in May. With the current state of the resident steam fleet (or lack of!) it will be most welcome!


If we need the King to keep our services running, is that because the overhaul programme is running late or have some locos unexpectedly dropped out?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lench_S wrote:
sharpo wrote:
Have there been any loaded test runs this week?


Yes - successful runs Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday's run was not needed and did not take place.

6023 + Set C + 50031
Found this nice video on UTube.
https://youtu.be/S8KvayE5TIE
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a nice video.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extract from public area of SVRLive and traffic notice Monday 07 May.
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/e7bd59_19b25402ad7f4de2a5ced9b8347e56c2.pdf


At end of day, 6023 working BS2 to finish at KR C&W Yard for onward road movement.

[I assume this was the original plan prior to Saturday's failure and therefore may no longer be accurate?].
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps depends on which site (Bridgnorth or Toddington) has the best facilities--and the capacity--to undertake the boiler work now required to deal with the defective tube.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackson_p wrote:
Extract from public area of SVRLive and traffic notice Monday 07 May.
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/e7bd59_19b25402ad7f4de2a5ced9b8347e56c2.pdf


At end of day, 6023 working BS2 to finish at KR C&W Yard for onward road movement.

[I assume this was the original plan prior to Saturday's failure and therefore may no longer be accurate?].

At this time of the day I'm sure somebody ought to be able to confirm if the King will run at all? No news is good news, or is it - no, I'd better not say what I'm thinking!
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