[Bell Historians] Great Malvern

Bickerton, Roderic (SELEX GALILEO, UK) Roderic.Bickerton at 9vP0uzdz62Mu57w7nPfvKYbI3q9VilyBd-ZgLN_wGrSFCF5OPoLvQcNLJ22s93b_hI_1L3K8pgg1LAhXnUVT-9X5HiInYxYlZzsW0kU.yahoo.invalid
Thu Mar 12 15:49:24 GMT 2009

 Could it be that the whole thing has been miss handled?
There is no doubt that cast A frames on a very heavy steel grillage
could meet the highest standards of technical excellence, and ultimately
be more flexible with regard to future augmentations, than a low side

A frame design conserving the A frames, casting and adding new ones
could meet everyone's needs, and be aesthetically pleasing, but would be
unaffordable, in comparison to a modern low side replacement.

Surly the presented alternatives should have had equal technical merit,
and useful life, so that the real difference in cost was shown.

That would have put those wanting to retain as much of the old frame as
possible (just the A castings) in the position of justifying the
additional spend, and in the case of EH, take on board the additional

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