Author Topic: Trainspotters. Why?  (Read 71971 times)

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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #375 on: 06 June, 2021, 01:11:57 pm »
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Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #376 on: 06 June, 2021, 01:33:05 pm »
LNWR DX Goods.  Some lasted until 1930, which is remarkable given that they look distinctly Victorian.  101 more than the Black Five.

A reasonably well-known fact up here near Todmorden, where Ramsbottom (the designer) was born.  What's less well-known is that he invented the split piston ring - as used in cars - although he died before cars happened.  He was the real deal as an engineer and designer and should be up at the top of the Engineering ladder with Stephenson and ..... Stephenson.

Re: Trainspotters. Why?
« Reply #377 on: 16 July, 2021, 08:29:50 pm »
Ramsbottom was an absolute genius.  Up there with Frederick Lanchester, who invented most things on a modern car and is similarly forgotten.
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