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The Loco You'd Love To Put A Match To

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Matt37401, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. BillyReopening

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    City of Birmingham - mainly because everyone says you shouldn't and its trapped etc. If I end up with the money to pay off Birmingham City council to do that, I expect I can buy my own 35 mile main line to play trains with it on! My horn by duchess just isn't a good runner so I think I can justify a £40 million investment to the Mrs!
     
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    Matt37401 Part of the furniture

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    41708 & C1/33001 are good shouts as is Lion (in Lions case just to have a go at a remake of a certain film Heresey to some maybe but I'd like the part of Mr Valentine! Seens as usually I end up in the buffet car at all railways I visit!) Is there any news on 41708? Didnt Pete Waterman try to buy it? And as Regards the Charlie, I have a sneaky feeling it might end up at Mid Hants maybe not right now but in a few years time perhaps.
     
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    We'll be trying something like this during our S160 Weekend in May, with 5197/6046 expected to doublehead 7x coaches with the 33 on the back.
    https://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/event/875/double-headed-s160s-weekend
     
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    Aye but where would you run her? Lol
     
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    Honestly, I'd go with 4003 Lode Star, due to the fact that 2999, 1014, and 6880 aren't far 0ff from being completed. This means that we'll have all examples of the GWR 4-6-0 in steam together.
     
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    A VofR 2-6-2 in Rail Blue................
     
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    I'm sure if you asked nicely that could be arranged...
     
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    Dublin to Cork...nice and local.
     
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    LYR Radial Tank No. 1008

    Richard.
     
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    Rather interesting to re-visit Tom's comments from late 2014 in view of recent developments with this engine!
     
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    Or, of course, Victoria and/or South Australia.
     
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    indeed but not as local.
     
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    I agree, although to be utterly pedantic, it wouldn't quite represent every type...

    Kruger.jpg

    Now there's an elegant machine!
     
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    not forgetting the pre-Saint 4-6-0s that were always slightly different to the standard locos. I do like that one though.... replica anyone?
     
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    Yes please, something that looks completely different!
     
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    has to be a black motor, or the adams 0-60 tender loco it would of course mean 2 more new builds, ( dons steel helmet, takes up position in sanger) and awaits the WIBN police
    Im not talking a J94 bodge job, but i dare say if we scrapped enough and used the boilers and pistons etc, with new wheels and frames we could start up a recycle business, give us your old unloved Austerity/ J94, Bucket etc, and and recieve a referbished pre grouping look alike 0-6-0 Tender engine :)
     
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    Ahhh the kruger...
     
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    Awww...yeahhh!!!!
     

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