[modeleng] Re: FW: Rail Accident Investigation alert: RAIB investigation - Kirklees

G'Day Peter,

Well... What do you expect with the "down to a price" not "Up to a standard" 
philosophy that was prevalent through the USA engineering businesses through 
that era. It's a shame we have gone back to it..... world wide.....

Most failures occurred due to incorrect alloy for the locomotive in 
question, or crusting over with scale..... Both are human causes, or perhaps 
that should be, "preventable" with correct procedures.....

But on a similar note... Many of the early RCD units fitted over here failed 
within 2 years..... so there was no point in having them fitted....... But 
perhaps it was just the test button that didn't work...... <LAUGH> Who 
knows?

Have a great weekend Peter.


Cheers,

Phill.

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From: <peter.chadwick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 10:55 PM
To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [modeleng] Re: FW: Rail Accident Investigation alert: RAIB 
investigation - Kirklees

> Worth looking at the accident reports of the incidents with the USA 2-8-0
> locomotives in WW2, where there were definite problems with fusible plugs
> - and water gauge stop cock handles.
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