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  1. Reading General replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    yes I know but any replacements of that magnitude in this case would make a huge difference to an historic loco and going to those lengths, you may as well build a new loco and keep 563 as it is.

    Nov 23, 2017 at 9:53 PM
  2. Reading General replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    my view is to show the twin saint and star families....Saint/Hall/Mod Hall +County if you like and Star Castle King. what a line up that would be.

    Nov 23, 2017 at 5:10 PM
  3. Reading General replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    now you're going too far, lets keep it a celebration of GJC

    Nov 23, 2017 at 4:27 PM
  4. Reading General replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    beyond the pale I feel to build new frames. If that's the case, preserve it as it is and build a new loco.

    Nov 23, 2017 at 3:43 PM
  5. Reading General replied to the thread The Gwili Railway thread.

    the MHR have a carriage works but afaik the running coaches don't have accommodation. Not an unusual situation on most lines.

    Nov 23, 2017 at 2:22 PM
  6. Reading General liked GWR4707's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    From recollection in the photos of 60009 or 70013 at Didcot in the summer there is a 66 in the background within DRC.

    Nov 23, 2017 at 2:19 PM
  7. Reading General replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    I wouldn't be too concerned about the boiler, it's a consumable and even if total replacement was needed, the old one could always be kept in store. No doubt there's a line in the sand that would determine how much is desirable to replace...

    Nov 23, 2017 at 2:18 PM
  8. Reading General replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    The challenge is retaining as much as possible of the original fabric. I doubt the comments are "groundless" . A loco patched up from dumped condition and put into service on light duties for the duration and withdrawn again immediately after the...

    Nov 23, 2017 at 1:36 PM
  9. Reading General replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    being somewhat of a rave from the grave should be an advantage when it comes to fundraising.

    Nov 23, 2017 at 12:32 PM
  10. Reading General replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    Possibly the three wagons are to avoid the 66 entering the DRC site. Anyway it's only Lode Star that would need transferring. Maybe the track could be torn up behind it to stop it leaving. Wait, that might not be too practical....

    Nov 23, 2017 at 12:02 PM
  11. Reading General replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    possibly they don't have a shunter there any more? Big problem potentially.

    Nov 23, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  12. Reading General replied to the thread Great Central Railway after the link up.

    the only solution is to leave herself at home or send her shopping. That's what I do when I indulge my guilty pleasures, I can't quite relax when herself is with me as I know she's bored to tears. Fortunately she won't even consider joining me in...

    Nov 23, 2017 at 10:07 AM
  13. Reading General replied to the thread Mid Hants volunteering..

    thanks for that, I've already made contact with Swanage and found an old friend from way back and hope to be volunteering at some stage in the Spring.(C&W). Strangely I've never really had a desire to be a Driver, I don't know why....

    Nov 23, 2017 at 9:46 AM