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  1. clinker replied to the thread Locos that didn't even qualify as a 'might have been', but really deserved preservation.

    The B17's I think it was in Footballer guise used the small B12 type 'Watercart tender.

    May 29, 2020 at 10:04 PM
  2. clinker replied to the thread Locos that didn't even qualify as a 'might have been', but really deserved preservation.

    So this was a railway works without a rail connection?

    May 29, 2020 at 10:04 AM
  3. clinker replied to the thread B12 8572.

    During it's time at the NNR the N7 did spend some time as L&NER 7999 in Black

    May 28, 2020 at 3:17 PM
  4. clinker liked Johnb's post in the thread B12 8572.

    Wherever it goes, nothing looks better than when it's coupled to a proper set of LNER teak coaches [ATTACH]

    463 8572 Bewdley Tunnel 13-03-18.jpg May 28, 2020 at 2:23 PM
  5. clinker liked 8126's post in the thread Locos that didn't even qualify as a 'might have been', but really deserved preservation.

    To add to the chorus, the GER B74 (LNER Y4) of 1913 is another, with a totally conventional outside Walschaerts layout. Admittedly, a class that was not large in number, size or geographical distribution...

    May 26, 2020 at 10:22 AM
  6. clinker replied to the thread Locos that didn't even qualify as a 'might have been', but really deserved preservation.

    But hasn't EVERYTHING built by the GWR been scrapped and reconstructed as something else? Isn't there a group somewhere reconstructing 'The Great Bear' out of a 14xx on account of them having the same valve wheel for the injector?

    May 25, 2020 at 9:56 AM
  7. clinker replied to the thread Locomotives that NEARLY made it.

    I'm not going to argue with that.

    May 24, 2020
  8. clinker liked Hicks19862's post in the thread Locomotives that NEARLY made it.

    Agreed

    May 24, 2020
  9. clinker liked johnofwessex's post in the thread Locomotives that NEARLY made it.

    Aesthetically the Gresley/Thompson B12 is sublime.

    May 24, 2020
  10. clinker replied to the thread Locomotives that NEARLY made it.

    That is basically what evolution is about, but unlike Darwinism it had something to start with. Personally I find the Gresley/Thompson rebuilds of the B12 better proportioned that the Gresley/Thompson Clauds, but the opposite for the original...

    May 24, 2020