Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Spamcan81, Nov 29, 2016.
Half the rivet counters wouldn't know what a washout plug was!!
I'm not sure that that's the case given that Mr Bulleids design was massively reconfigured to a more "standard" profile after his departure from office. Given that the main design was undertaken by R.G. Jarvis, effectively successor to his boss O.V. Bulleid, should they not be described as Jarvis rather than Bulleid Merchant Navy ?
To establish his credentials better Jarvis was also in charge of the development of the Class 43 HST fleet so he was involved in establishing some major railway engineering methinks.
Bulleid, Jarvis who cares? If it has that lovely rasp I couldn't give a monkeys.
Remember it was jarvis's team who created the 9F and 4MT 4-6-0.
I'd settle for Bulleid-Jarvis pacifics if they are indeed '90 per cent Bulleid'. How about calling it an 'MNX'?
Ex Br driver I knew used to say 'Bulleid created, Jarvis mutilated'
Different tenders and the pony truck wasn't as far back on a BB/WC as it was on an MN owing to the former's smaller grate. Different cylinder dimensions too.
Latest Steam Railway mag has hit the mat this morning. Includes some comments from Pat Marshall at Carnforth confirming that 35018 has been steamed. On 19th Dec, she told Tony Streeter: "We've had it in steam but it's a long way from being ready." When pushed for a date, she joked that it might be ready by April 1st!
I remember seeing 35018 in the shed at Ropley MHR around 1980 and to my eyes it looked almost finished then. Clearly my knowledge was severely lacking but it certainly was in a rather better state than "Barry condition." I can only assume that work on the loco was halted soon after I saw it and that it remained neglected for years, deteriorating in the process.
I believe, from what I read a while ago now, that there was a plan to bring some Duchesses to the Southern in the 1960s (and presumably to transfer a corresponding number of MNs to the LM). But apparently clearance problems, particularly around Southampton Tunnel, scuppered things so it never happened. Happy to be corrected if I'm wrong!
i think you are referring to the period when axle problems caused temporary MN withdrawal and other locos were drafted in
I would imagine 46115s ticket is ending very soon , so would 35018 temporarily take Guardsman's place on the main line whilst the Scot's overhaul is being done? Then once 46115 is back, 35018 can go farther afield. Just my idle thoughts, I must stress.......
Be interesting to know when she pops her head out of Carnforth...... as I presume the owners want her earning her keep...
I'm really looking forward to the livery debate...
I'm sure we've already done that! Although as we know, one livery debate is never enough!
That might not be necessary
Sounds very ominous! Presumably you've seen it outside Carnforth in BR Black then?
That would cause a livery debate!
Pink. With turquoise lining.
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