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82045 The way ahead?

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Kinghambranch, May 24, 2008.

  1. WesternRegionHampshireman

    WesternRegionHampshireman New Member

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    I can't see how this beautiful piece of machinery is being debated, personally this is the future of all newlybuilds! :Joyful:

    Smaller, lighter, more economic engines to work on the lighter lines, less coal and water needed to power it and more over, will work with any train you give it! :D
     
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    30854 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Not too sure about the NYMRs famously less than lightweight dining train and noting that an Ivatt "Mickey Mouse" looks like a power lifter at Haven Street, but pretty much anything or anywhere else, I'd reckon you're spot on. :)

    I always appreciate the superb updates and I'm really looking forward to seeing this beauty in steam!
     
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    I am too! Although I reckon it MIGHT pull NYMR's dining train, don't forget these machines would haul 8 coaches on the former Minehead branch.

    It's stronger than it looks! :D
     
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    .... but there's a bit of a difference between < 1mile of 1 in 65 on the WSR and nearly 3 miles of 1 in 49 at the NYMR.
     
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    Oh right, OK, I see, maybe not then. :)
     
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    Not forgetting the effect of the curves as well.
    I am sure @Steve will confirm.
     
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    I wouldn't even bet a small Mars Bar on 2999 managing a diner on the NYMR. In fact, I wouldn't bet much on it doing anything that requires any real effort until it is sorted.
     
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    Sorted? What needs sorting?
     
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    Sorry, not for me to say on a public forum but perhaps over a pint if you’re paying. ;)
     
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    I think this statement needs modifying to something on the lines of:: "but there's a bit of a difference between < 1mile of more or less straight 1 in 65 on the WSR and nearly 3 miles of heavily curved 1 in 49 at the NYMR".
     
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    If you'd care to trawl YouTube there are a selection of videos showing Lady of Leg End with a pretty bad leak from both [but on occasion the right] cylinders. There's plenty of steam billowing from the rear of the right cylinder in particular.
     
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    I feel that's a tad disrespectful to Lady of the Night Legend old chap! :Pompus:
     
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    Considering all steam engines have those problems, it's a bit panickaty choosing an engine that has only been in service 2 years.
     
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    The other side of the argument is it’s effectively a new loco so shouldn’t have such problems.
     
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    Though on the other other side of the argument, it was a patch built project, so would have some kinks.
     
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    I've no complaints on that score. Dunno about you, but for me, the idea of being able to see a 'Saint' in the flesh would've seemed completely impossible not so long ago and anyone claiming we'd see either a 'Grange' or either flavour of 'County', let alone a '47' would've been carted off!
     
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    As great as this debate is this thread isn’t really the place - perhaps the 2999 thread is the place to continue the discussion ;)
     
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    Of course the Moors does have that ability to sort the wheat from the scrap, OOPS chaff. When it comes to visiting engines. Anyway back to 82045, folks;)
     
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    I concur!
    82045 is going to be one of those machines that everyone is going to want and see, ironically being a Swindon engine, it would look so nice on Watercress, Swanage and Bluebell branches, as they were scene in Dorset in days of yonder.
     
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    With over three weeks until our next regular fix from 82045.org.uk? OK ... I'll do my best! :Angelic:
     
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