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  1. Matt37401 replied to the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    I’d describe 60163 as an A1/1, it’s an updated version of something that was built many years ago From Scratch its not been bastardised from other locomotives has it? Its owners that have asked for yours and my hard earned cash and not pretended...

    Aug 13, 2022 at 3:32 PM
  2. Matt37401 liked GWRman's post in the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    I'm more than happy to put my money where my mouth is. In fact, I would have done it before now had there been a fund-raising effort. However, seeing as it has been owned privately by wealthy individuals in past this hasn't been possible or...

    Aug 13, 2022 at 3:12 PM
  3. Matt37401 replied to the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    But for what it’s going to be, you may as well do the the same with the bits and bobs from a certain manufacturer in Margate. It’s never going to be the real deal is it? It’s just kit bashing in 1:1 scale.

    Aug 13, 2022 at 2:47 PM
  4. Matt37401 liked 5944's post in the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    Then make the boiler out of cardboard. If it's anything like most of the stuff there it'll work one ticket and never move out of the shed again anyway.

    Aug 13, 2022 at 2:42 PM
  5. Matt37401 liked Pete Thornhill's post in the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    Maybe, Iron Duke is a worthy project but increasingly what Didcot is doing isn’t preservation. They couldn’t even put the unique 15” Hunslet back in an authentic form. I’m all for commercial awareness and events such as the Paddington bear days,...

    Aug 13, 2022 at 2:41 PM
  6. Matt37401 replied to the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    Several of my friends are owners/part owners of various Diesel Locomotives, the old adage of making a small fortune from them, is starting off with a large fortune.

    Aug 13, 2022 at 1:01 PM
  7. Matt37401 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    Martin, this seems to be another of your schemes along the lines of “restore loco A, hire fees then pay for loco B …” etc etc. you seem to think there is money in owning locos. The reality is that if you own a loco, you lose money; and if you own...

    Aug 13, 2022 at 12:57 PM
  8. Matt37401 liked misspentyouth62's post in the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    I concur and too have been reflecting on what I've read so far : The bit that seems to have been omitted from the 4709 website under "what of 7027's other components" is how much of a rolling chassis has been achieved by GCR so far and what work...

    Aug 13, 2022 at 12:56 PM
  9. Matt37401 liked Sidmouth's post in the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    A night of gentle reflection and it is worth maybe adding the following into the mix Firstly the Saint 4942 was always bought with the intention of converting to a saint . It was done at a time when the preservation movement hadn't built new...

    Aug 13, 2022 at 12:55 PM
  10. Matt37401 liked henrywinskill's post in the thread Steam in the North East.

    63395 NYMR[ATTACH]

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  11. Matt37401 liked 5944's post in the thread Steam in the North East.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Beamish and Bowes.

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  12. Matt37401 liked Sidmouth's post in the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    the P2 is a total new build and doesn't involve sacrificing an existing A4 for example

    Aug 13, 2022 at 10:33 AM
  13. Matt37401 liked GWRman's post in the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    False equivelance. One is being made in true Frankenstein fashion, whereas the other is being made from the ground up using an existing design (albeit altered to adhere to modern manufacturing standards), plus no loco in a part-restored state is...

    Aug 13, 2022 at 10:33 AM