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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by buseng, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Reading General

    Reading General Part of the furniture

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    I think the cost of the Moguls overhaul is down to the Swanage isn't it, rather than Bunchy. Certainly the mainline equipment will be if that's what they want.
     
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    True, but what impact will it have on the finances of the Railway, Has the MHR put aside funds for this eventuality ? i just hope that that another engine such as the black 5 does not have to be sold to pay for this deal,
    i'm assuming that all agreements are now water tight to miss such a condition was a situation that should have never happened whilst i welcome the news that 73096 is to now be owned by the railway, i just hope it doesnt come at a very high price for the railway long term . if it turns out that this purchase was a result of a mistake , and it in turn leaves the railway hamstrung for a few years , with problems over financing overhauls for other engines the railway owns .
     
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    As nobody else has mentioned it...73096 arrived at the MHR yesterday morning (I only saw the tender arrive at about 08:30, but the loco arrived later) and is now at Ropley
     
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    Did anyone get any photos of the engines return home? So what work if any has been done to it since it left some 3 years ago
     
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    I wasn't around to take a picture unfortunately as I had to do some emergency gardening near Basingstoke! The tender looked in good external condition though. There may be a picture on the Book of Face somewhere...I will probably be up at Ropley later (waiting in for a parcel currently):- I spoke to the guys working on 80150 today (I did a few hours grinding rust off her on Tuesday) who had just arrived from Ropley and they said 73096 was safe and sound there, so of it is visible I will have a look. The Urie group are having their AGM up there today, so one of them may be able to update us further.
     
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    Already on facebook, someone is asking, when will it steam :rolleyes: its only just returned, at least give Andy chance to look at what is needed , i would expect at the very least a boiler overhaul
     
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    When the time comes to overhaul it, will this be the first engine that ran on treated water through out it's last ticket to come due for overhaul ?
    it will be interesting to see if the use of RO water treatment has had an impact on the state of the boiler, , there have been reports of boiler tubes being taken out from engines that have run on RO water to have been in as new condition after ten years use . the boiler was given a really intensive overhaul last time round,
     
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    Popped in to Ropley today. 73096 is facing smoke box out of Alresford.
     
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    Did it look as though there had been anything done to it at Southall?
     
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    Theres a photo on facebook of her in the yard, looking at it it don't look like much has been done front steps are in primer, but other than that she looks to be exactly the same as when she left for Southall. conecting rods still off, so judging on what is visable i would say very little the front end has at some point turned black .
     
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    The MHR Ops Manager Richard Bentley posted the following picture to Facebook yesterday. 23592080_10155339128292933_3032683488998811971_o.jpg
     
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    Welcome home Green Five!

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    Just had a good read through the latter stages of this thread...hilarious. I'd love to hear a few on here get started on Kennedy's assassination...
     
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    Or the moon landings........
     
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