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by muggins
Thu May 07, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: A question about domes

Found a couple of references last night which confirm that the item in question on the Kirtley locos is indeed a decorative housing around a safety valve that's set at a slightly higher pressure than the one(s) alongside the dome.
by muggins
Wed May 06, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: A question about domes

Yup, that makes sense to me.
by muggins
Wed May 06, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: A question about domes

Cheers Bigmet. Steam fountain definitely sounds feasible to me, but I'm now wondering why there might have been a need for a separate safety valve. There's definitely some queerthings on those old locos!
by muggins
Wed May 06, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: A question about domes

So OK ... some of the Victorian locos that have what I now know to be the Salter spring safety valve also have a brass(?) wossname on top of the boiler, just forward of the cab, which is very much like the housing round the pop valves on GWR designs. The MR Kirtley 2-4-0s have it, for example. What'...
by muggins
Tue May 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: A question about domes

Thanks fs123. Safeties is all I could think of, but being only familiar with the pop type, I couldn't think why these would need to be the shapes they are! Now I understand ...
by muggins
Tue May 05, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 265

A question about domes

What exactly is the function of the bit of plumbing on pre-grouping locos which runs horizontally back from the top of the dome for a short distance then descends vertically into the top of the boiler? I'm on about the arrangement on Terriers, Pecketts and suchlike.
by muggins
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 406
Views: 151046

Re: BARGAINS!

RailwayRobbo wrote:Just ordered the K1.

Well, I paid more for mine than you'll have done and I still think it was a bargain! Awesome locomotive. To paraphrase Bigmet, it pulls like a train ...
by muggins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Buying railway stuff during Covid-19 - help?
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Buying railway stuff during Covid-19 - help?

If the delivery services are still working and you decide not to buy your stuff online, the only difference you will make to anything at all is that a model shop somewhere won't be glad of your support. It would be different if the vans and the posties were only delivering essentials, but I can assu...
by muggins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hatton's "Trunk" service
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Hatton's "Trunk" service

OK, point taken. But personally, whereas I'm happy paying £20 or so as a deposit on a pre-order for something I really fancy and which has a realistic anticipated delivery date, there's no way would I pay in full now for goods that won't be delivered until an unknown date in the future.
by muggins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hatton's "Trunk" service
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Hatton's "Trunk" service

Because I used to buy stuff from them, I am favoured with Hatton's weekly email, and today it announces Hatton's "Trunk" service whereby, as I understand it, I am invited to spend my money with them to buy products which they then sit on until things get back to normal - assuming they do. ...
by muggins
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons store closure
Replies: 23
Views: 1228

Re: Hattons store closure

Well, perhaps if Hattons do shut down their mail order side for a while, some of the folk who automatically shop there because that's what they've always done or because they think Hattons will be cheapest will shop around a bit and have their eyes opened ... :)
by muggins
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 18
Views: 512

Re: Fitted brake vans

Bigmet wrote:...You will have a goods guard up next telling you how awful they were to ride in.

At least I have heard about that being the reason why sometimes years ago on the ECML I'd see two of them on the back end of a long train!
by muggins
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 18
Views: 512

Re: Fitted brake vans

Thank you, sir.

It's amazing what I didn't know about 20T brake vans ...
by muggins
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 18
Views: 512

Re: Fitted brake vans

Mike Parkes wrote:... Bachmann are therefore correct in not supplying a vacuum pipe with most of their BR standard brake vans as the coupling is in the way.

Thanks Mike. Not that it really matters to me, but it might to somebody else - is the LNER one (37-527) kosher with number 260922?
by muggins
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 18
Views: 512

Re: Fitted brake vans

Thanks for that, stuartp :)

It looks like Bachmann 37-527 is the only BR one they did with standy-uppy pipes.

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