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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by acorb, Jul 26, 2009.

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    Not entirely correct I'm afraid Patrick. The plan is to commence the overhaul late in 2017 whenever the loco is withdrawn. The overhaul is expected to last two years & if that timescale is achieved the loco will return to the SVR for early season 2020. Whilst a major part of the funding is already in place an appeal will be launched to ensure on time and debt free completion of this work.

    This is only possible because of the dedicated input of the owning group whose current website is here: http://www.erlestokemanorfund.co.uk/

    A new website will be launched very shortly and new supporters are very welcome on all fronts!
     
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    Fantastic news, thanks for posting. I know with 7802's overhaul there was some assistance from Tyseley to get the loco turned around quicker, hopefully a similar arrangement will help again.
     
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    The article says 80,000 miles, quite impressive!
     
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    Detailed mileage records were not published in SVR News for the years 2005-2012 but 2012-15 were 7,579, 9,329 and 7,725 (SVR Wiki).

    Patrick
     
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    Now over 100,000 preservation era miles with only 18,000 pre 2008. Despite being rescued in 1973, 7812 will be hard pressed to catch up its sister, 7802 which is already over 10,000 ahead of that. 7802's rescue was in 1979.
     
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    I read that new cylinders are going to be cast for a Hall
    Could this casting be used for other GWR loco's ?
     
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    Churchward and Collett 2 cylinder locos had the half saddle cast in with the cylinder so,while the 18 1/2" dia x 30" stroke is common to other classes (e.g. 28xx), they are not interchangeable due to, for instance, differences in saddle height. So, in a word, probably not.
    When the GWS converted Maindy Hall into a Saint they cast new, inside steampipe, cylinders so presumably 4942's were retained as spares for 5900. I assume that the group restoring Hagley Hall explored the possibility of obtaining these but were unsuccessful.
    Ray.
     

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