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762 Club: LYN will steam in 23 months...

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Old Kent Biker, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Old Kent Biker

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    Press Release from the 762 Club: LYN is due to steam in 2015...

    6th January 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    LYN Completion Date Announced!

    The 762 Club, the group formed to create a new build of the original 1898 Baldwin locomotive for the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, is pleased to announce the projected first steaming date for “LYN”. It is going to be December 2015; just 23 short months away.
    Spurred on by a record income in 2013, and new members coming on board at a rate close to 5 per month, the 762 Club believe that the momentum of fund raising, together with a significantly increased level of commercial sponsorship will allow orders to be placed with our principal contractors to make the steaming date of December 2015 a real possibility. A detailed and fully costed timetable has been agreed, with all long lead time items now having been ordered.
    All components are being assembled at the Ross-on-Wye works of Alan Keef and Son ready for frames to be delivered in late 2014. Already, the boiler and saddle are complete, as well as the wheels, smokebox and many other items. A countdown page will soon be added to the 762 Club web sites, and progress towards the steaming date will be regularly updated. Also, our parts to be sponsored page will also become more dynamic and available for supporters to buy parts for “LYN”
    Final additional funding will be needed to get us over the line and new members are urgently required to finish the job. If “LYN” is to steam in 2015, then we are looking for a further 150 new members each paying £762 which can be paid in 30 monthly instalments of £25.40. Please visit our web site of www.762club.com and sign up today!
    For further information, please contact Peter Best at peterbest@spslimited.co.uk

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    http://www.762club.com/762pressreleases.php
     
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  2. Felix Holt

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    Excellent - as a member I'm looking forward to riding on the first trip!!
     
  3. Baldwin

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    Great news, looking forward to this.
     
  4. Pesmo

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    Great news, another new build entering the world of heritage railways. Good to see the spirit of steam being kept alive.*

    Saying that really does make me sound old, even though I'm just a teenager!:)
     
  6. Pesmo

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    What did surprise me is this picture of the boiler

    http://762club.com/images/lynformation/lb12-12.jpg

    I know there is some photographic distortion here but its much bigger than I though it would be which suggests LYN will be quite a substantial Loco
     
  7. Old Kent Biker

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    I don't have the boiler dimensions to hand, but the loco itself is 23 ft 6" over the headstocks, 7 ft 2" wide, 8 ft 11" High, and weighs 22 tons, so it is quite a size for two foot gauge.
     
  8. paulhitch

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    Assuming a decent steam generating ability and the front end being effective, it will be the adhesive weight, particularly with a "double ended" wheel arrangement, which is the limiting factor in haulage capacity. This is the case with, e.g. the Sierra Leone 2-6-2T. Presumably the adhesive weight will be around 15 tons.

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