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7027 Thornbury Castle

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by svrhunt, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. JMJR1000

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    Should have guessed Ian Riley was one of the interested parties in buying it, I bet he'd buy all the Black Fives if he could! ;)
     
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    The damage caused by the crane accident was repaired at the East Somerset Railway and it did complete the overhaul and run on the ESR before it was sold on. Below is a photo of the accident.

    75029 Crane Mishap.jpg
     
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    From their Facebook page...

    Here is a few things we are on the lookout for that we need for 7027 Thornbury Castle. So please share away if anyone can help
    GW Boiler pressure gauge 320psi
    GW steam heat pressure gauge
    GW vacuum duplex gauge
    Oil - no oil gauge for the cylinder lubrication
    Safety valve bonnet.
    If anyone can help please get in touch
    Many thanks
     
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    Given the condition he turns them out in, I can think of worse outcomes.
     
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    There are also quite a few springs waiting to be used.....but the cab roof may be replaced! 003.JPG
     
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    I thought Pete Best bought 75029 from David Shepherd in 2000?
     
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    David had passed the ownership of 75029 to the East Somerset Railway. They subsequently had to sell it to gain some much needed cash.
     
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    My mistake thanks for that
     
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    ...and back to Thornbury, there are two, very nicely painted, brass, cab side, numberplates waiting for a cab to be made.
    Here are two of those gauges now acquired for the locomotive. 20200317_143417s.jpg
     
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    Just before the shut down, the boiler was lifted from the frames. This is according to the GCR "Rail Mail" which has a picture of the lift.
     
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    Good to hear of quick progress after so long and so many false starts.

    Keith
     

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