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34092 City of Wells

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 73087, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. 73087

    73087 New Member

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    Does anyone have any current news or pictures of 34092. I understand that the new high sided tender tank has been fitted to the frames and that work on the loco itself is now focussed on the bolier and to fitting the tubes?
     
  2. acorb

    acorb Part of the furniture

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    There was an article in last month's Heritage Railway by Peter Kelly which gave an update on progress including other locos on the Worth Valley. Progress is slow but steady with no date given for completion. It is also unlikely to be going mainline.
     
  3. City of wells is progressing well Its not my place to say anymore than that but she is getting there slowly. a watched kettle never boils gents !
     
  4. markjkirby

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    if you look on the kwvr web site they have a photo of the tender, it's on the right hand side near the bottom of the homepage. mark
     
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    Last i heard it was going Mainline thats why it has taken so long because everything has to be done by qualified engineers
     
  7. I dont know where you got your infomation from .
     
  8. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Oh so if it was only to be used on Heritage Lines then Bodge it and Cobble would be OK.:shocked:
     
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    Qualified engineers or experienced craftsmen?

    Regards
     
  10. Ok then city of wells is progressing well all i will say is when she steams You will know about it so dont worry as for two manydjs comments i really dont know who told you that.
     
  11. Steve

    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    That's an interesting statement to come from a NELPG member!!
     
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    Fire in the firebox w/e 3/4th March
     
  13. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Nonsense! Everything does NOT have to be done by qualified engineers. You certainly don't need an NVQ in "scraping crud off things" before you can start cleaning the frames, wheels etc. of a loco.
     
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    std tank Part of the furniture

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    If that were true then the world of steam preservation, especially mainline, would be in for some nasty shocks.
    Also, how do you interpret the word "Qualified". Served a full 5 year apprenticeship, got ONC, HNC, HND, MIMechE or what?
     
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    I think Certified is a better word, most on here either are, or should be !.... # :>
     
  16. Martin Perry

    Martin Perry Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    ... and qualified in what kind of engineering? Rail? Steam? Mechanical? Software :) ?
     
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    Bulleid Pacific Part of the furniture

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    I'm qualified in 'reverse engineering'! ;)
     
  18. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Will be good to see another Spamcan back on the rails. Didn't see much of '92 last time round, although I did manage to catch her first test run on the KWVR all those years ago, so hope to see more of jet this time round.
     
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    Will be nice to have another out and about, and to see if I can finally break my spamcam in steam duck.
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Not seen a Spamcan in steam? You poor thing. :)
     

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