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Well, Gilbert, I’ve noticed strange things going on with the internet today. The latest is that Google Photos is behaving strangely. There may be a bigger problem than RMWeb. I guess time will tell.

 

Best regards,

 

 Rob.

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Bullet-nosed King for ugliest, but there are so many choices!  <g>

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Now you have almost reached 1000 pages, perhaps you ought to check with Andy York that there is no charge for a super size thread!

Congratulations in advance for a very significant achievement and thanks for all the extra entertainment during the lockdown.

Bazza

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4 hours ago, bigwordsmith said:

 

Well I don't mind supporting him  once more...

Me neither, we will get through this last page in no time! Here is a picture to take us further down the page, taken at Rogart in May 2019

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14 hours ago, great northern said:

Why did she back it? It only had one eye, and so she felt sorry for it!

That's as good a reason as any I reckon.

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8 hours ago, bigwordsmith said:

All those years watching Monty, Rachel and Alan

Admit it, you were only watching Rachel really.

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Definitely strange things happening with the internet. My last post has a sentence in completely the wrong place, and straight afterwards there was a short loss of connection altogether.

 

However, it is back now, and so the poll result can be given. There were a number of suggestions, just showing how our individual perceptions differ, but I have to announce that the poor Southern Q1 got twice as many votes as anything else, 6 in all. At least I assume it was the Southern one people were voting for, rather than Mr Thompson's effort.

 

There were also some mentions of dodgy attempts at streamlining, so we shall have that as the theme of today's poll. Votes please for the best and worst looking  streamlined steam locomotives, and we will extend this world wide again. Once more aesthetics matter,  rather than success or otherwise of the design in doing what it was supposed to do.

 

 

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Best looking streamliner - has to be the A4. Worst looking - has to be Manorbier Castle. And that is from someone who prefers that company that was little changed at the grouping!

 

Lloyd

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Are you stretching "streamlining" to include "air-smoothing"? The two are not the same... :) 

 

If so:  Best - either variety of Spam can.  Worst - streamlined "King" as mentioned previously...

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44 minutes ago, great northern said:

 Sandwich approaches the photographer.

The last time I went to Sandwich I was watching Tiger Woods. 

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The shot of Sandwich snaking out of PE with a long train of mainly blood and custard coaches is a glorious and for me, unashamedly nostalgic reminder, of  just how wonderful our railways used to look. Gilbert, I salute you! 

 

Best wishes one and all,

 

Alastair

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Best looking - A4 wins hands down

 

Worst looking - PRR S1 for 

me

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34 minutes ago, 3rd Rail Exile said:

Are you stretching "streamlining" to include "air-smoothing"? The two are not the same... :) 

 

If so:  Best - either variety of Spam can.  Worst - streamlined "King" as mentioned previously...

Good point, yes, streamlined or air smoothed both count, as really trying to achieve the same thing.

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26 minutes ago, Oldddudders said:

The last time I went to Sandwich I was watching Tiger Woods. 

I'm afraid I'd go a long way not to watch him.

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55 minutes ago, great northern said:

 

There were also some mentions of dodgy attempts at streamlining, so we shall have that as the theme of today's poll. Votes please for the best and worst looking  streamlined steam locomotives, and we will extend this world wide again. Once more aesthetics matter,  rather than success or otherwise of the design in doing what it was supposed to do.

 

 

 

Best looking streamlined loco:

 

SNCB Type 12

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNCB_Type_12

 

Worst looking; for me also GW Castle.

 

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1 hour ago, Oldddudders said:

Sandwich approaches the photographer.

 

1 hour ago, Oldddudders said:

The last time I went to Sandwich I was watching Tiger Woods. 

I find it more usual for the photographer to approach the sandwich.

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Best and worst looking streamlined locomotives.

 

The best is easy. The A4.

 

The worst I find more difficult as there were so many awful looking streamlined efforts. At first I though about the GWR attemps but no, they were daft not ugly. Eventually the interweb provided me with this. A French 4-6-0 apparently nicknamed Joconde (Mona Lisa) by railwaymen. I cannot see the resemblance...

 

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Best A4 (and its B17 equivalent).

 

Worst - streamlined King - what were they thinking of!

 

Martyn

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Best, A4

 

Worst, GWR's half hearted attempts.

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1 hour ago, St Enodoc said:

 

I find it more usual for the photographer to approach the sandwich.

I accept no responsibility for the LNER's policy regarding the naming of locomotives. However, I shall be doing as you suggest very shortly.

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