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  1. Kinghambranch liked Azrall's post in the thread 66xx no.6695.

    Today 6695 left the S&CR for the WSR on a short period of Hire between March and June. She'll return to the S&CR after that period. Thanks to the WSR for this opportunity for the loco to stretch its legs! [ATTACH]

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  2. Kinghambranch liked Biggles633's post in the thread 66xx no.6695.

    A sucessful launch of 6695 today at the Swindon and Cricklade ralway. The loco looked splendid in its livery and is a credit to the whole team who have worked hard to complete the overhaul to a high standard. I look forward to crewing the loco...

    Feb 22, 2024 at 10:28 PM
  3. Kinghambranch liked Azrall's post in the thread 66xx no.6695.

    Next weekend sees the official launch of 6695 into traffic at the S&CR! Some sneak peeks of the new livery! Come join us on 18th March! [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  4. Kinghambranch liked Matt37401's post in the thread 66xx no.6695.

    Lovely to see and well done to all involved, a massive pat on the back is well deserved :) The next question to be asked is what livery is it going to be? ;)

    Feb 22, 2024 at 10:27 PM
  5. Kinghambranch liked Azrall's post in the thread 66xx no.6695.

    6695 was prepped for a small bout of Light engine testing today! This weekend (24th & 25th),6695 will be out and about at the S&CR performing loaded test runs following her boiler test last week. The public are encouagred to come and see her...

    Feb 22, 2024 at 10:27 PM
  6. Kinghambranch liked Azrall's post in the thread 66xx no.6695.

    This weekend (24th & 25th),6695 will be out and about at the S&CR performing loaded test runs following her boiler test last week. The public are encouagred to come and see her move about under her own steam! If you're lucky, you might even get...

    Feb 22, 2024 at 10:27 PM
  7. Kinghambranch liked Azrall's post in the thread 66xx no.6695.

    Well - WE DID IT! 6695 has passed her steam test, with a few caveats required to get her over the line, but nothing to ownerous. All being well, she will be in steam next weekend (24th & 25th Sept) performing some load tests. You're more than...

    Feb 22, 2024 at 10:27 PM
  8. Kinghambranch liked Azrall's post in the thread 66xx no.6695.

    Apologies for the lack of updates of late - we've had a few big events over the summer, especially two in August which used all the steam loco dept at the S&CR. Today however, we had a big team (with some new members joining this week) and we...

    Feb 22, 2024 at 10:27 PM
  9. Kinghambranch liked pwsw5054's post in the thread 4247 Overhaul at ESR.

    A few months since this thread was last updated! The frames are now fully painted and components are being refitted. Work is also progressing on the machining of axleboxes. The boiler has seen attention with removal of the foundation ring...

    Feb 19, 2024 at 2:54 PM