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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by 747PETE » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:38 pm

Superb!!!!!!!



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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by 747PETE » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:11 pm

Something for Crusty!!!!
This might not be every ones cup of tea...but we who are afflicted by this" steam thing "...I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up but it did not turn out that way!! cannot complain though.
I digress,I love the sound of our steam loco whistles/chimes but there is something haunting about the large old American Loco's. Just imagine lying in bed on a cold and windy Winters night and hearing this sound getting louder from afar....................(starting to sound like an old BBC Drama :-) )
Headphones on,eyes shut!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORBKUYrMF_Y



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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:35 pm

Lovely machinery, glad they keep some alive BUT I just wish the "engineers" didn't have to give two longs, a short and a long at every grade crossing! When a railroad passes through towns(right through the middle!) the whistling goes on for ever and it's the law about the warnings.
On the subject of sound, Google Peter Handford to find some beautiful British steam recordings. As an anorak I have quite a few 12" vinyl in early portable stereo form and love to play them loud in my headphones. In this high tech age it seems strange to me that, of all the senses, sound recording is focused on music alone. Crusty the tearful.



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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:54 pm

Here yer go, Pete.
Google "NYMR Spring Gala 2009 Pt 1" on YouTube when me and my son-in-law Duncan had Tornado on the 09.30 from Grosmont/Pickering return then Sir Nigel Gresley on the 13.30, that's us at 3.30ish and at 8.35 in, whistling to the usual posse of photographers at Moorgates. :lol:
Regards, Crusty just reminiscing.



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Post by 747PETE » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:34 pm

I have to confess I have some Peter Hanford recordings and a superb L.P. I bought at a car boot in Ingleton entitled "The driver who put the engine in the chip shop"!it has some great steam loco songs on it.I agree about the American long whistles too.Regards sound recordings,they are like reading a good book,they are much better than the films!I have fond memories of getting soaking wet at Ais Gill Blea Moor and Ribblehead years ago...just for the sound!
Here is something to make us misty eyed,even the sound of the wind as the 8F fades into the distance...so headphones,pint of "Old Perculier" and away you go!
http://www.steamsounds.org.uk/recording ... 17_147.mp3
Driving Tornado and Sir Nigel.....lucky b#####r!!
Tornado is coming down here to pick up the mantle from Clan Line :-)
Pete.....................those were the days mate!!



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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by scimjim » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:51 pm

I will have to see if I can find my video from Powderham several years ago - Tornado did the South Coast run in it's inaugural year and 30 or 40 rollers, lorries, engines etc lined up on the road next to the track along with several hundred people - it was noisy!!


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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:53 pm

Hi chaps, BBC 4, 9pm might be of interest! Regards, Crusty the Driver.



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Post by 747PETE » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:40 pm

Thanks for that! my nearest and dearest had already penciled it in!



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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by usc170j » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:36 pm

My great grandad was a driver of the Royal Scot and made a journey that I cant remember in record time once. My parents are moving house at the moment, but when I catch up with them, I'll get the newspaper clip and a photo of him sitting in sidings. I am steam train daft, but only models in O and oo gauge, keeps me off the streets in winter :)

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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by 747PETE » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:11 pm

Here is an old clip I dug out .Almost another Blue Peter job,quick thinking opening the steam chests.When I first saw it,I thought the pressure valves lifting long before she came into shot was trouble for a restart,very hot fire.Very lucky that prime did not destroy the motions!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb8uWexXQyM
There is a clip of the Blue Peter disaster on YT but it makes me wince every time I here that loco.............and the thought of those broken limbs in the cab.



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:16 pm

Ooh, that's close to mechanical disaster, seems like the regulator couldn't be closed after the initial harsh opening. LMS engines have one handle so the fireman would need to hang his weight on the same lever as the driver. Opening the cocks and the cylinder pressure relief valves would help to lessen the chance of hydraulicing but not by much at that speed of rotation. After a good few seconds the reg was fully opened then immediately shut, I imagine before this time an attempt was made at moving the reverser towards mid-gear but failed. Luckily the reg did shut at this attempt. The rail burns would cause an emergency speed restriction to be imposed at a very slow speed, they can cause cracks to develope very quickly. Altogether a very lucky escape.
Shortly after the infamous Blue Peter episode, the second regulator handle was refitted to the firemans side of the cab as one of the extenuating reasons for its slip and all drivers were given a training lecture complete with a video of the slip to ensure that it would not happen again. The memory of that movie stays with me even now.
Regards, Crusty.



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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by Oldconn » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:15 am

Have you chaps seen this one? https://www.youtube.com/embed/huQhqXiB8O0 ; :D :D :D


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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:45 am

Lovely, complete with appropriate uniforms. That's another event on my bucket list, GDSF, amazing that I haven't been yet! Crusty the Ancient.



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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by Nick » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:23 pm

Had a run behind The Sir Nigle Gresley last year on Settle to Carlise, awesome!


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