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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Oct 2014, 00:42
The kid in me is drooling...
Frank L Croston.: I know what you mean,
You caught that steam beautifully!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Elizabeth, I
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Oct 2014, 05:56
You are in a class all of your own, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Ha, ha, like in school then....I was in a special class Thank you very much, Elisabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Oct 2014, 06:42
These things need plenty of oil as well as water & coal - a fine shot
Frank L Croston.: Indeed they do, Chris, lots of t.l.c. required.
A bit of tlc with the oil can.
Frank L Croston.: Lots of it required, Bill.
nice they are kept in good shape
Frank L Croston.: They are looked after well, Chantal.
If this a narrow gauge engine then it is still very big going by the size of those cylinders against the mechanic.
Frank L Croston.: Narrow gauge it is, Brian, and they are huge engines.
  • Alan
  • Merry England
  • 29 Oct 2014, 15:48
I think there is something in their job description about if it's a scheduled stop, fill up the tend er with water and go round oiling everything. However, if it is an unscheduled stop, first find the big hammer... Another cracking view; I can feel the heat from here.
Frank L Croston.: The steam was the hottest thing around that day, I think you are right about the stops. smile
  • Alan
  • Merry England
  • 29 Oct 2014, 15:49
You've done well to focus on the close-ups; it stops the sunlight being an issue smile smile
Frank L Croston.: Yes the heat was so great, my Nikon was covered in
You might enjoy Terry Pratchett's 'Raising Steam', Frank, for a different take on the introduction of the railways smile
Frank L Croston.: I'll take a look, Tom, thanks.

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camera NIKON D90
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/60s
aperture f/4.2
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 28.0mm
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