togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 18 Jun 2011, 9:37pm

steve - did you manage to remember the engine's number for your little book?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 18 Jun 2011, 9:51pm

hubgearfreak wrote:steve - did you manage to remember the engine's number for your little book?


Course not. How sad do you think I am? Anyway, I had it already :oops:
Steve

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 18 Jun 2011, 10:12pm

Greybeard wrote:
AMC wrote:it looked very pleasing, especially the tea stop.


It was :D There was a British Rail standard class 4MT in steam. (Cue adenoidal voice) These were based on the Fowler design of the late 1920's. Much of the re-design work was done by Mr Riddles in Brighton. The main mechanical change was a reduction in cyclinder size, though the boiler pressure was raised to compensate for that. 155 were built, the 15 that were to be built in 1957 were cancelled due to the introduction of diesel. The early ones had fluted coupling rods that did cause problems, but..... OUCH :shock: . Did you throw that, Graham? You could have had my eye out!

Steve (wot knows that Graham loves all this stuff really :wink: )

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 19 Jun 2011, 10:25am

Anyone fancy a two-day Tourette in Norfolk?

I'm planning:
Day 1: Road ride taking-in pleasant back roads and lanes out to Suffolk for lunch and return in the afternoon, taking-in small villages and friendly pubs. Evening ride to a pub for dinner.

Day 2: Morning off-road Exploring Thetford Forest's fire tracks (easy-going, older Roadsters would be fine), with lunch at High Lodge. Afternoon trying out a couple of the MTB tracks around High Lodge. Options of Blue and Green (easy, older Roadsters ok), or Red and Black (difficult, MTB-type bikes) depending on rider preference.

Depending on numbers, camping on my front lawn (back lawn belongs to the dogs) with breakfast catering and bathroom facilities supplied (ie you can travel light with just a lightweight tent and sleeping bag, though two tents can be supplied).

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 19 Jun 2011, 11:13am

Where's the nearest bed and breakfast please?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 19 Jun 2011, 11:20am

steve browne wrote:Where's the nearest bed and breakfast please?

There several in Attleborough, mostly quite nice family-run affairs. I'll compile a list this week :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby random37 » 19 Jun 2011, 11:42am

Count me in.

And I will try and bring a friend who has just bought a Lenton.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby PW » 19 Jun 2011, 1:56pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:
Greybeard wrote:
AMC wrote:it looked very pleasing, especially the tea stop.


It was :D There was a British Rail standard class 4MT in steam. (Cue adenoidal voice) These were based on the Fowler design of the late 1920's. Much of the re-design work was done by Mr Riddles in Brighton. The main mechanical change was a reduction in cyclinder size, though the boiler pressure was raised to compensate for that. 155 were built, the 15 that were to be built in 1957 were cancelled due to the introduction of diesel. The early ones had fluted coupling rods that did cause problems, but..... OUCH :shock: . Did you throw that, Graham? You could have had my eye out!

Steve (wot knows that Graham loves all this stuff really :wink: )

I want to hurt you :|



Me too! Standard 4MT Moguls were an Ivatt design. The Fowler class 4 was an 0-6-0 based on multiple rebuilds of a Johnson Midland design. We used to call 'em Coffee Pots. :oops:

Runs away in shower of thrown pottery. :roll:
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby AMC » 19 Jun 2011, 2:19pm

fluted coupling rods
Really? How lovely. I might need some of those in a bit.
Anyone fancy a two-day Tourette in Norfolk?
Yes, definitely. August would be best for us cos I think July weekends are full. Depends on what suits everyone else of course.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 19 Jun 2011, 2:44pm

Anyone fancy a two-day Tourette in Norfolk?


I would like that, subject to dates.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 19 Jun 2011, 3:12pm

robc02 wrote:I would like that, subject to dates.

I'm sorry Rob, I cannot help you get a date :roll:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 19 Jun 2011, 3:13pm

AMC wrote:Yes, definitely. August would be best for us cos I think July weekends are full. Depends on what suits everyone else of course.

It would be late August, or better still early September, just after the sprogs have gone back to school 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 19 Jun 2011, 3:18pm

PW wrote:Standard 4MT Moguls were an Ivatt design. The Fowler class 4 was an 0-6-0 based on multiple rebuilds of a Johnson Midland design. We used to call 'em Coffee Pots. :oops:

Runs away in shower of thrown pottery. :roll:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 19 Jun 2011, 9:57pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Anyone fancy a two-day Tourette in Norfolk?


Sounds good to me :P
Steve - is there a steam railway nearby? I know of a traction engine collection :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 19 Jun 2011, 10:06pm

Greybeard wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Anyone fancy a two-day Tourette in Norfolk?


Sounds good to me :P
Steve - is there a steam railway nearby? I know of a traction engine collection :wink:

The Traction Engine collection closed when the owner's fire went out :(

I think I can find a steam railway or two to avoid :wink: