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LNER Beaver tail observation saloons, what's happening with them ?

Discussion in 'Heritage rolling Stock' started by toplight, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. toplight

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    I am interested what is happening with the LNER Beaver tail observation saloons. I know one was being restored to Original condition with the sloping end and the other to the later style. I have seen them both and the sloping one looked like this when I saw it. (see lower photo) Not seen it since has it progressed a bit. ?

    http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=951
     
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    Patience!
    Just like with the Channel 4 programme, you'll have to wait.

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    Matt37401 Part of the furniture

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    Interesting! How long we talking?
     
  4. toplight

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    Come on, I know you have worked on it, so let the NP boys see some recent pics !
     
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    Do you want me to get fired? I have been asked by my client not to share photos, so that is the end of the matter.

    It will be worth the wait and no I am not at liberty to say how long that will be. And besides you know how complex projects can take a little longer than any published targets.

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    I sure progress would be enhanced by the application of some more filthy lucre so do feel free to donate to the cause :D

    Colin
     
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    While RVP could usefully use donations for other projects, this one is currently fine, thank you.

    Sawdust.
     
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    Its a very rare case where filthy lucre isn't involved, but if you feel the urge to help restore a unique LNER carriage, send some money to the LNERCA - either 3rd class dining car 189 of 1894 or Thompson CK 18477 of 1950 would be worthy recipients. PM me for details.
     
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    Matt37401 Part of the furniture

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    Wow! Calm down a bit! You could of just said something like 'as long as a peice of string'
     

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