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Latest comment: 8 years ago by IP in topic Spelling carr/car carrs/cars

Why are these cylinders being made:


-- (talk) 21:44, 27 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A new design is being tried out for a one piece cylinder block incorporating a number of improvements such as the use of piston valves instead of the slide valves currently fitted to all the FR's Fairlie locomotives. If the new design proves successful on Taliesin, the intention is to fit the other Fairlies with the same design of cylinder block, probably starting with David Lloyd George --Peter Harrison (talk) 09:14, 28 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have a query regarding the replica Taliesin. I seem to remember that around 1990, the original boiler cradle/driving bogie pivot was found at Boston Lodge, and that this was what created the original impetus for the "new" engine. There seem to have been no references to this since the new engine emerged, and I wonder whether I was imagining what I read before, or whether there cradle really was unearthed but found to be unusable, or...? If it really did exist in the 1980s, it would provide an important link with the old engine, would it not, even if it did have to be renewed? - posted on behalf of User:MaxBirchenough


There is no truth to what you say. The original remains of the engine were scrapped in 1937 and logged as such in the maintenance book of the time. I helped erect the new frames because by chance I was in the works that weekend. The entry on Festipedia is as accurate as I can make it with what is known.

Chrisjones (talk) 18:08, 15 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spelling carr/car carrs/cars[edit]

Carr's is not the correct spelling, as this is the possessive.

Car(s) is the short word used in lieu of carriage(s).

Carr(s) is not the short word used in lieu of carriage(s). FarleyBrook (talk) 08:07, 13 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If I may intrude: Car isn't short for carriage but has its own etymology. Wiktionary isn't automatically right but I believe it is here. But it seems that there is a tradition on the FR to use the word carr as short for carriage. Anyone who can clarify? If that's the case, the apostrophe makes sense to mark the contraction (carriages > carr's). --IP (talk) 14:27, 13 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]