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. -------------------------------------------------- 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. > > ---------- > Zarlink Semiconductor Limited is a Company registered in England and Wales > under number 00705031 with its registered office at Pure Offices, Kembrey > Park, Swindon, Wilts SN2 8BW, England. > > This email is confidential and may contain information that is privileged > and > exempt from disclosure by law. If you have received it in error, please > contact > the sender immediately by return email and then delete it from your > system; you > should not copy it or disclose its contents to anyone. Emails are not > secure > and cannot be guaranteed to be error free as they can be intercepted, > amended, > lost or destroyed, or contain viruses. Anyone who communicates with us by > email > is taken to accept these risks. > > > MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. > > To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, > modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject > line. MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.