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Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by johnofwessex, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Cartman

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    The GWR had a couple of similar looking ones too. The earliest was LMS 1831 which was actually based on the frames of an ex-Midland 1F 0-6-0 tank. It kept its original number because it was officially classed as a rebuild, a somewhat drastic one!
     
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    And the Southern had them too, they became class 12 I think. There was also a solitary Bulleid designed 0-6-0 intended for transfer freight workings, I cant remember the number, think it was 110xx something or other.

    The point here is that the first workings to be turned over to diesels were shunting, with Gronks and the like, and local passenger services, with DMUs. Thus ensuring that smaller tank locos tended to go quite early on
     
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    Will there be more locomotives with valid boiler tickets in future?
    Or fewer people wanting steamtrains?
     
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    Enough now, Hermod. The only one who thinks your thermos locomotives are a good idea is you. They would be soulless, pointless, and drive away customers from any pleasure railway foolish enough to try it please give it a rest.
     
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    The SVR has an 11 and it is indeed very similar to a gronk
     
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    Main difference was the driving wheel diameter.

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    Apologies if this question has been asked before or if this is the wrong place. The energy of enthusiasts is channelled into the maintaining and restoration of steam locomotives saved from scrap and all the new-build/replica projects under way, with the aim of recreating a member of a lost class. Excluding as yet unrestored locomotives, of the classes which did "make it" into preservation, which one(s) have the most surplus parts still in existence, making it possible, if a desire were there, for a 'new' member of the class to be built?
     
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    I would guess one from the GWR.
     
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    The NCC Class WT 2-6-4t 'Jeep' apparently has wheelsets and other spares that make the construction of a replica an attractive proposition.
     
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    47005-47009 Horwich 1953/54
     
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    Well that explains why my preferred WIBN choice, a "breathed on" B&CDR 'Baltic' doesn't seem to be in the running!
     
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    Not so much "breathed on" but supplied with oxygen from all accounts!

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    The story of the development of the B&CDR 'Baltics' always puts me in mind of the tale of one particularly well know Hollywood "ball breaker" actress who once told an 'up and coming' director "If you're not very careful, I'll play this scene the way you want it'. On this occasion, t'would appear, that's exactly what an exasperated Beyer Peacock did!
     
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    That made me laugh! I think it has always been a bit of a mystery where the inspiration for them came from, and who actually designed them...
    Funnily enough, weren't they the longest lasting of all the 4-6-4Ts in the British Isles?
     
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    Other than CDRJC Class 4 "Erne"..... which was 3ft gauge.

    I banged on a bit about the origins of the B&CDR 'Baltics' a while back in thread "Steam Traction/Private Builders Their Designs/post#3" on 30th May 2017. Short version..... let's just say, if you want to develop a successful new design, don't do it that way!
     
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    Plus a zap or two from a defibrillator :)
     
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