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Discussion in 'Heritage rolling Stock' started by gwalkeriow, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. gwalkeriow

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    If driving a steam locomotive is a 'boyhood dream' then why doesn't he go on one of the many Driver Experience courses available? I'm sure he can afford it.
     
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    Hmm. Will be interesting to see what they pick and then do with it. The blurb says they are taking 4 carriages from derelict shells to running order. Also mentions from 1860 and a royal saloon used by Queen Victoria. I suspect those railways involved will have been sworn to silence, so I'll just quietly hope that some how Didcot's dreadnought has got on the list.
     
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    So many deserving cases, I to would love to see the Dreadnought restored.
     
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    The railways concerned may have been sworn to silence but the grape vine is usually pretty good. Perhaps it is all being filmed at Carnforth? :)
     
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    Weird. Can you give date and time plse?
     
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    The article does not actually given a time and date, so I am assuming that it will be in the coming months. If you go to the Seenit website it is on the main page.
     
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    I think everybody in the wooden carriage fraternity knows who's doing the vehicles for the programme.

    Not something I'd be wanting to be involved with though.

    Sawdust.
     
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    So come on then do tell, what carriages and where ? I think to achieve any restoration in the 6 months it would need to be done with full time staff, certainly not volunteers doing it one day a week.
     
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    Why? Is it all going to be “looks good on camera but falls apart after 3 months” standard?
     
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    I did. It didn't go down well :)

    Sawdust.
     
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    If you've ever restored a basket case you'd know you want to take a little more time.

    We did Gresley BTO 43567 as part of a hlf project in about 18 months to 2 years, from a complete chicken shed to runner.
    That was me working full time for most of the project plus a few others part/full-time and volunteers up to seven days a week.

    You can only throw so many people at a carriage before they start getting in each others way. If you add in to the mix lead times with suppliers, you'd need a wizard in charge of project management.

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    Could it be done so that it looks ok for filming, then the coach is withdrawn and finished to a decent standard after the cameras stop rolling?
     
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    You mean they did the other side after the fact?!
     
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    How many remember "Challenge Aneka" where the remedial work took longer than if she had not visited
     
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    I remember her running around in those tight Lycra shorts... That's for another discussion though!
     
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    There's no way on Earth you could go from Chicken Coop to IOWSR standard restored coach in 6 months! However these programmes should be judged differently, and if it gives a good flavour of carriage restoration in a way that entertains and engauges with the wider public, then it has the potential to be a great programme, and an even greater publicity tool for the vehicles and railways involved.

    Personally I would prefer a finished film that resembled Channel 4's Grand Designs rather than Trainspotting Live, so I look forward to seeing what they create!

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