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34039 Boscastle WC class

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Flying Phil, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. The Gricing Owl

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    Wonderful view. All that power just waiting to be unleashed . . . . . . Such magnificent steam railway locomotves, original or as rebuilt.
     
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    Members of the Boscastle team will be acting as Guides for Loughborough Locomotive Shed Tours during the 125 Anniversary Gala weekend March 16/17th. Regular tours lasting approx 30 mins from 10.30 on both days.
     
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    I've attached four B/W photo's of 34039 .Number one is leaving Rothley on its first official run after overhall ,10.00 Loughborough to Leicester on 21/11/1992. No 2 ,04/02/1996 .Three 07/11/1999.,and four ,with a mail train,10/10/1999.All between Rothley and Leicester. It seemed always to have a good blow from the front end ,no doubt caused by leaking glands from the outside admission piston valves.
    I look very much to see her again in the near future.
     

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    I think that I've posted this once before but here is a view of her "on shed" with a fellow Southern exile - Shades of 70A, 29/12/95. 95-12-29 13 34039 35005 copy (2).jpg

    Peter
     
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    The Boscastle Shed Tours took place, but were severely constrained, as there was on going decontamination work on Sir Lamiel. This meant that half the shed was "Out of bounds". Still we had a good number of visitors on both days.
    The Boscastle Website has been updated with an "On Line" donations facility added which provides an easy way to help fundraising electronically. The BOS Club is steadily gaining members and they are receiving monthly updates via E mail Bulletins.
    The tender braking system is steadily getting more parts added and is expected to be complete in the near future once a couple of major parts have been machined - the originals were among the parts stolen.
    A picture from 1994
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    Members of the Boscastle team will be acting as Guides for Loughborough Locomotive Shed Tours during this weekend April 20/21th. Regular tours lasting approx 30 mins from 10.30 on both days. Come along and see the progress of the overhaul of Boscastle and speak to members of the team.
     
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    Here is a couple of poor pictures showing the progress in installing the tender brake system. DSC03514.JPG DSC03515.JPG
     
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    Work on the tender is continuing and a new Tender Brake crank lever is being CNC machined. This is a fairly complex item, being non symmetrical and requiring a slotted keyway. This is, needless to say, expensive, and it replaces a stolen item.
    The Boscastle Club continues to attract new members who are receiving monthly updates via e mail bulletins. (Details on the Boscastle website).
     
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    Boscastle Shed tours are taking place this coming weekend (June 1/2nd). The opportunity to see the various locomotives inside Loughborough Locomotive shed and have some of the overhaul processes explained. Boscastle can be examined in close up detail.
     
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    As it is difficult to get a reasonable picture of the underside of Boscastle's tender here is a more unusual view - through the draw bar hole!
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    and two other views
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    See the latest progress on the tender braking system by going on a Boscastle Shed Tour this weekend. They are free (but a donation towards the overhaul is appreciated) and take place at regular intervals from 10.30am to 4pm on both Sat and Sun. You also get to see the other locomotives in the shed 70013, 777, Tornado, etc.
     
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    Alongside Boscastle yesterday were two very nicely made and finished brake hanger brackets. Unfortunately I did not take a picture, but these are due to be fitted under the tender very soon to enable the braking linkage to be finished. I think these will replace the blue string pictured in a previous post!
     
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    I hope there is a proper preservation plan for that blue string....:)
     
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    There is, but we don't know which era it should represent ....and we are not changing the livery.
     
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    Can it be dyed to a SR green and have a SR 5 digit number starting with a 3 please?

    It has been on 34039 after all. :)

    Bryan - me, a SR 1960s steam loco fanatic, what on earth gives anyone that idea? - B
     
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    Hi Bryan
    I'm sure - for a modest donation, we can present you with a piece of genuine string that has been on 34039 Boscastle......:rolleyes:
     
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