Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by D1002, Apr 10, 2019.
Fresh from overhaul, nice:
I never thought it went away!
Looks great! Complete with Sc Region extra's on the smokebox door
There has been quite a lot of maintenance work carried out in the last few months, including a bit of black paint.
Now (GWR people) THAT is what a proper locomotive looks like. It'll go anywhere, It'll do anything.
Very handsome indeed.
Ah but they had to plagiarise a GWR design to get there.
Doesn't "SC" mean self-cleaning?
I think John was referring to the blue smokebox numberplate and shedplate which was a Scottish tradition
SC does indeed refer to self cleaning.
You have that wrong, it had all the original design faults sorted that GWR ignored, to bring it into the middle of the 20th century, not remain in the early 1900's.
It was and I was Thank you... fellow knowledgeable enthusiast !
Sir William 'saw the light' and escaped from Swindon, he went to where his talent would be allowed to blossom (and 'bye 'ell his talent did blossom)
I don't think that is really true .
he did put a very good team together , and put the old rivalries to bed - he was a talented manager .
the Princes Royals were never the best ,even when the boilers were sorted . they remained indifferent performers unless they were in very skilled hands , and were heavy on maintenance.
the Jubilees and Class 5s had significant boiler deficiencies , sorted out by his team.
I am not sure who designed the rebuilt Fury (6170) although it had Stanier's name against it . whatever , it was probably the best narrow firebox 4-6-0 ever built for a British railway.
The Duchesses were pretty much right from the off - better with the double chimney , but again they were mainly the work of Coleman , who dissuaded Stanier from building more Princesses.
and then he went to India …...
A bit more needed on the footsteps! Seriously though, it looks absolutely the dog's... As usual! Looking forward to seeing and hearing it in the West Highlands during the year - I can't remember when the Jacobite season starts, but I'll be in Fort William for a week from May 10th.
Just reading about Tom Coleman in "LMS Locomotive Design and Development" - Superb book, a damned interesting insight into an extremely talented man who shunned the limelight and just got on with it. It was he who did the re-design work on Fury too, to create 6170.
They are lovely 'go anywhere' locos as, actually are the Standard Class 5s. The Scottish touches are most appropriate for where it is going even though it lived in the north west, I think.
Jacobite starts towards the end of April I believe (I'm booked on it for 30 April. )
Cool! Thanks chaps! I'll see if I can get a run in, or failing that, a decent lineside photographic location...
Only towards the end of it's former life.
Isn't that what anyone at his level has to be and do? I don't think for one moment Lord Stamp would have expected him to be sitting at a drawing board designing locos.
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