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45231 Sherwood Forester

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by mike1522, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. silverfox2512

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    I was wrong I had the wrong information about the con rods but it will be back out soon
     
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    45231 for SVR Autumn Gala :):):):):):):)
     
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    And what a fine sight she was...

    JL 45231 Glyn 07.03.16.jpg
     
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    And for the high season - arriving sometime in July :)
     
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    yes looking forward to it. I've never actually seen so going to make sure I see it on one of my favourite herritage.
     
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    I was lucky enough to go over the S&C behind her. A wonderful day despite poor weather. She restarted the train twice without fuss on the 1 in 100 northbound following stops due to signalling problems.
     
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    For those without access to Facebook - LNWR Heritage have put out an update on the status of 45231 - indicating that an air-braking system is being added (replacing an existing through pipe?), as well as TPWS updates and a full re-tube. Sounds encouraging for more flexible use when she returns to traffic.
     
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    LNER .Garratt?
     
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    I don't think it was given a power classification, same as Big Bertha and the LMS Garratts.
     
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    Well if she is at the severn valley autumn gala at least ile get chance to ride behind this B5 cos i missed going on her on the sugar loaf mountaineer last september due to her needing some T.L.C.
     
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    Best o luck with the retube and fitting of the air brakes to 45231 and hope to see her on a mainline tour in the near future soon
     
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    The post about her visiting the SVR Autumn Gala was for last years event not this years, she was due to run during the gala and the summer season but wasn't operational.
     
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    Sorry my mistake then
     
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    Will a full retube reset the boiler ticket? Sounds positive and hopefully will be tested in time for the rescheduled Sugarloaf Mountaineer!!
     
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    No idea - although I believe a complete reset of the boiler ticket usually requires lifting boiler from the frames so if a retube is possible without doing this then maybe not (of course a recent retube may make it easier for the powers that be to allow a short extension)
     
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    I think you are right, as an out of frames inspection and test is required.

    Others on here are probably better informed to make an actual statement, always thought a re-tube at 7 years, got you a 3 Yr mainline extension.
     
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    Glad to see she is getting ready for a return to the mainline.

    (4)5231 was one of the locos that I used to see regularly at the GCR when my dad used to take me when I was fairly young (other regulars were 6990 and 34039- and latterly 92212)

    I wonder if they will manage to tuck the Air brake pump away like the Riley 5s or whether it will be a more prominent location similar to 5029/70000?

    Chris
     
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    I think that LSL will put the air pump in the same location like you said similar to 5029, 70000 & 46100.
     

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