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 Forum: General Breakdown and Recovery Discussions   Topic: 2011 arrangements

 Post subject: Re: 2011 arrangements
Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 12:41 

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I did wonder why the BRUFF were withdrawn, they were good at what they did, but looking at the caption under the photograph saying that the inset wheels caused the demise of the BRUFF, this does bring back memories of two occasions when I had wheels sheer off the stub axle, I think the wheels were t...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - Alex Betteney

Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 12:27 

Replies: 2
Views: 11285


Welcome to the Forum Alex

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - Rob Morel

Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 11:56 

Replies: 4
Views: 13775


Welcome to the Forum Rob,
Now you mention it I do remember the shovel under the wheels trick

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Stratford Breakdown

 Post subject: Re: Stratford Breakdown
Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 19:40 

Replies: 3
Views: 11815


Peter (Robbo) used to log everything on the way back from each job, so I would go with him on the crane movements, I cant remember exactly what year I got 701 back, I thought it was earlier than 1988, I will have to find my old crane ticket to get some idea of the date, hiowever I do know that 701 d...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - Bob Willis

Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 19:26 

Replies: 5
Views: 23166


Welcome to the forum Bob

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - John Cafearo

 Post subject: Re: Introduction
Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 19:11 

Replies: 13
Views: 33706


Thanks all for the info, but to get back to my original request, any info or piccies on the 4 wheel trolleys? I think you misunderstood about the trollies, the ones I refered to were for the MFD, the only 4 wheel type trolly was the emergency bogie, I will try & find a picture of one but can`t ...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - John Cafearo

 Post subject: Re: Introduction
Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 13:09 

Replies: 13
Views: 33706


I meant that it wouldn't be usual to transfer a complete carriage by MFD from one track to another in a non-accident situation, unless there was no rail connection between the two tracks within reasonable distance. I could well be wrong of course, being a non-railway chap. By the looks of the photo...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - John Cafearo

 Post subject: Re: Introduction
Posted: 23 Jan 2011, 22:49 

Replies: 13
Views: 33706


David Withers wrote:
MFD equipment in use (but for an unusual purpose) can be see here:


This is not an unusual purpose, it is exactly what we used it for

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - John Cafearo

 Post subject: Re: Introduction
Posted: 23 Jan 2011, 22:45 

Replies: 13
Views: 33706


The power source for the hydraulic rams can be electric (mains or portable unit) and there was also an option of hand-pump, or even using the loco's air pump. The whole set can be carried to the site by road if that is more convenient than by rail. In theory, the entire re-railing operation can be ...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - John Cafearo

 Post subject: Re: Introduction
Posted: 20 Jan 2011, 22:22 

Replies: 13
Views: 33706


Welcome John, as an ex breakdown man I can most likley tell you everything that was on our train aas I had to keep it maintained & ready to go, I must say though that my time was in the desiel days & not the days of steam. What sort of kit do you want to know about ? our main bit of heavy li...
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