[modeleng] Re: the wife...

Have fired and driven that black five,(5000), well over 2000 miles, not a 
bad piece of kit for it's age. Ok, they weren't perfect from the outset but 
hey, that's what prototypes are for, the end result of 842 says it all and 
on all regions.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <peter.chadwick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 9:55 AM
Subject: [modeleng] Re: the wife...


Dave said:
>Everyone knows that the most succsessfull design was a black five, go
anywhere and do anything,<

I've been without a computer for 10 days. Black 5. Weekend before last, we
went to York. Spent Saturday at the NRM. Of course, they've got the first
Black 5 there. looked very nice, but I couldn't help remembering that the
first series only had 1 inch thick frames and they agve a lot of trouble -
later increased to 1-1/4 inch.

And the steaming of the early Jubilees was to say the least, erratic.

The GWR would have done better to have appointed Stanier rather than
Collett, but that wasn't the way of things then.....Personally, I always
like the look of the Horwich Crab, and Hughes L & Y 4-6-0 as rebuilt. The
Manson 4-6-0s of the G&SW look very nice, too. And for our transatlantic
cousins, the  Pennsy K4 and and the SP 'Daylight' 4-8-4s. The Australian
streamlined pacifics really look grand, too.

Living near Swindon, I have to support the palce to so some extent, even
though these days, it could well be improved with a 250kT thermonuclear
weapon!


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