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  1. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Like I say, paint is a minor thing in the grand scheme of things, and I think most would agree it's bar far positive words that she's back! But there's a good number of people who do care, and if you don't, it's unfair to put those peoples...

    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:30 PM
  2. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Well you have one person here who was not around "back then". I was born in 1982!

    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  3. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Most of the Dalesman's this year have so far been load 13.

    Jun 24, 2017 at 7:06 PM
  4. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    The modernisations and branding the various outfits have made have generally always been sympathetic to the overall appearance. LSL's 46100 air pump being a particularly good example. They went to great lengths to make it as unobtrusive as...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 1:04 PM
  5. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Is that this one? https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/24/red-white-striped-house-zipporah-lisle-mainwaring In my experience, property developers always win, because councils don't have the money to fight them in the courts. I think it...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  6. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    It'll be interesting to see it with 13 on, as per the current Dalesman's.

    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:19 AM
  7. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Sounds like it will be an almost direct replacement to 46115, at least for the remainder of this Summer.

    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:14 AM
  8. iancawthorne liked Bulleid Pacific's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Perspective, please. If we're really all about the duty to history, then it's remarkable how little the inauthenticity of some of the (admittedly new) tenders attached to Bulleid locomotives attract comment. From Class 40 wheels to extended...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:59 AM
  9. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    So it's not really the people that care about correct livery that make these threads go round in circles after all :Cigar:

    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:48 AM
  10. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Erm. No he didn't? lol. Did you ready what I wrote??

    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:45 AM
  11. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Fair point. Merely trying to understand why some folk don't care what a loco looks like. But I notice you didn't answer my question?

    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:31 AM
  12. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Could you explain how painting a loco black over red or green would help his business? Joe public like colourful liveries, such as Galatea, so I can see the argument from that side. From where I'm standing, you're simply agreeing that he is...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:17 AM
  13. iancawthorne replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Unfortunately this is where I have to disagree (and my apologies, I've not picked you out on purpose, it's just the first negative response to the debate). I totally respect everyones view of the livery debate, both sides, and that includes WCR...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 8:46 AM
  14. iancawthorne liked stephenvane's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    I quite agree. This is a discussion forum to discuss things. I get fed up with all the silly comments people make if someone dares to mention livery ( "it's only a protective coating to stop it rusting", "it's their loco, they can paint it pink...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 8:36 AM
  15. iancawthorne liked railrover's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Yes I've met him, though not in recent years. As I hope I made clear in my second paragraph I do believe he deserves considerable credit for his undoubted contribution in repairing & maintaining many steam locomotives. In this respect he is...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 8:11 AM