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Thomas Was "Bloody Useless"

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Thomas Was "Bloody Useless"
Posted by BEAUSABRE on Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:21 PM

The truth comes out at last!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oexLRV2m_z0&t=6s

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:49 PM

Well THAT just made my day!  I'm CRUSHED!  Crying

Next you'll be telling us there's no Easter Bunny...

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Posted by M636C on Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:18 PM

There is also this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2ul4EBfWMA

Note the video maker's view of on line fora....

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:08 PM

I guess that's why they were confined to the asyl....I mean....island...of Sodor!  Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:02 PM

M636C
There is also this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2ul4EBfWMA

Note the video maker's view of on line fora....

Peter

Thomas trying to punch above his tonnage rating and beyond his range.

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by jeffhergert on Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:06 PM

I liked one comment where the person said they were so useless that some lasted over 60 years.

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Posted by Enzoamps on Friday, June 24, 2022 3:54 AM

Well, I am useless, and I have lasted 75 years so far.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, June 24, 2022 10:06 AM

Solomon's reference discusses in some detail why the locomotives lasted nearly sixty years.  It sure wasn't fitness, even to intended purpose.

There is a similar range constraint in the PRR V1s, which promised to move wartime trains at considerable speed... about a hundred miles before draining the largest cistern PRR could field.

What I can't figure out is the oscillations.  Britain didn't want for long-wheelbase 0-6-0s happily capable of 60mph, and in push-pull service to boot.

Note also that in the era these were being built, PRR was getting high-30s-mile range from more capable locomotives WITHOUT FIRING in the interim... one wonders if a proper boiler design would have let that 3T bunker and 5000 gallons do Really Useful Work...

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, June 24, 2022 10:15 AM

Solmon's reference discusses in some detail why the locomotives lasted nearly sixty years.  It sure wasn't fitness, even to intended purpose.

There is a similar range constraint in the PRR V1s, which promised to move wartime trains at considerable speed... about a hundred miles before draining the largest cistern PRR could field.

What I can't figure out is the oscillations.  Britain didn't want for long-wheelbase 0-6-0s happily capable of 60mph, and in push-pull service to boot.

Note also that in the era these were being built, PRR was getting high-30s-mile range from more capable locomotives WITHOUT FIRING in the interim... one wonders if a proper boiler design would have let that 3T bunker and 5000 gallons do Really Useful Work...

I think someone needs to get to the root of the base canard inherent in Billinton's middle name, which I think has been a but... I mean bit imaginatively respelled.  It ought to be the Polish spelling of 'Boskovski' -- the 'butz' and 'kopf' don't fit the likely etymology, and for those who know even fractured German the result is, dare I say, unfortunate...

I am morally opposed to making fun of the person who did the Remembrance tanks.

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Posted by pennytrains on Friday, June 24, 2022 5:47 PM

Enzoamps

Well, I am useless, and I have lasted 75 years so far.

 

52 years and 8 months here and I had a hoodie that proclaimed I was "useless" in full embroidery!  Laugh

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Posted by Erik_Mag on Saturday, June 25, 2022 9:29 PM

Becky, sounds like you were born around my 15th birthday, so I'v been able to practice being useless a decade and a half longer.

My youngest son was into Thomas when he was younger and I would occasionally read some of the railway stories as part of the night time ritual. He will be starting his senior year at Purdue in a couple of months.

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