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Next New Build to be completed

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Felix Holt, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Part of the furniture

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    The thing is as part of any process of recommissioning she would obviously be subject to a period of pottering about at Didcot (as with any other restoration/rebuild) before she was ever finished and painted properly anyway, as per 4144 below.



    I envisage that this merely relates to painting 1 side and allowing some photographs to be taken during this process, no doubt to be followed by a big unveiling event in late Spring and then off to somewhere (WSR? - isn't that where the King is going) for proper running in although does she actually have any gubbins fitted for main line anyway, as if not no need to go elsewhere in the short term to prove her anyway?
     
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    Remind me, is the Saint going mainline? Pity if she ain't
     
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    david1984 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Beggars belief at the suggestion of toy throwing for the sake of a half arsed paint job for a few days to get a few bucks from photo charters with 2999, its hardley on a par with 48624 wandering round in a ridiculous fictional appearance for years.
     
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    At a guess they'll try to do an official launch late April during the 50 years gala. Gives it a "draw" without having to spend shedloads on hiring in guest locos. So I'd imagine the charter will be before that with one side and front black with 5322's tender half lined - the rest of it will be in undercoat. So they'll be able to pretty reasonably claim that its starting its real life in GWR colours - just got tested a bit in some strange black stuff that was lying about!

    I think the intention is to go mainline but they've been working on getting acceptance of portable "gubbins" so that it can be shared around - useful if they end up with 6023, 2999 and 4079 all mainline fairly close together if not simultaneously.
     
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    GWR4707 Part of the furniture

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    Any news on 2999, wasn't the photo evening on a date TBA?
     
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    Haven't heard anything since the February update.
     
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    I thought it was going to be up and running in April but have seen no coverage of this so I guess it's on hold for the time being.
     
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    std tank Part of the furniture

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    Something in the latest Steam beano about a problem with the front bogie.
     
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    Are they replicating the original swing link control instead of using the De Glehn arrangement from the Hall?

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    A 2005 photo of the completed bogie on their website appears to me to show it to be a standard De Glehn bogie, presumably from Maindy Hall.
     
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