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Building a replica Darjeeling B Tank

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by lynbarn, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. brunswick green

    brunswick green New Member

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    And it's the rivet counters that pay the bills for niceties like Lyd.
    As we know it's about striking the right balance.

    Rob (Lyddite)
     
  2. DJH

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    The problem is loading gauge. Personally for the WHR operations I'll wait until the NG15 134 is in service.

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    No - the rivet counters look AT the windows, to check there are the right number of rivets on the frame!! :)
     
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    In case anyone hasn't seen it, there's a picture of this combination in the News from the FR/WHR thread :

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    Clicking on the picture will enlarge it and, if you haven't seen them, take you to the others.
     
  5. Baldwin

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    I can't for the life of me understand what you are trying to say, it seems completely out of context !! The rivet counters make up those who travel on the train and look out of the windows.
     
  6. MartinBall

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    Baldwin - it's what we in the trade call a joke - not a bad one I thought. A play on words or "pune" (as Pratchett would call it).
    If you don't get it - then I can't explain... :) :)
     
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    I see in Heritage Railway magazine this month there is a rather nice Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 tender loco in Fiji that requires bringing home....
     
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    I'll chip in
     
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    They were the 0-6-0 version of the Fiji Free Train 4-4-0 that I mentioned earlier in the thread. Lots built for Colonial Sugar Refiners Ltd for use in Fiji and various mills in Queensland, and several were among the last steam engines in use in Queensland in the early 1970s. There's another example of the same class on the Edaville line in the USA, albeit "americanised" and now oil fired. I would have thought one of these locos would be well worthy of repatriation, if one could be found for sale, but I suspect they'd be too big for most UK lines, and too small for the FR/WHR. A good display could be built around one at the NRM though.
     
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    Although the Rhodesian 4-8-0 is going to be telling that story?
     
  11. lynton&barnstaple

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    Sorry, but I think that this is a complete waste of rare resources to build things that already exist.
    Daft in the extreme.
     
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    going on that precis, 'Earl of Merioneth' and 'David LLoyd Jones' were a waste of time as well.
    I think not.
    Also its their money to spend how they please.
     
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    I take it you are content with Lyd then and have no wish for Yeo et al to rebuilt for use on the L&B?
     
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    If such a machine Was to be repatriated to the United kingdom i would gladly contribute to its repatriation and overhaul they are fine machines and as such are a missing link in the UK narrow gauge scene with not many Tender engines being used or indeed being in the country for use whilst the plantation Hudswell Clarke locos may not be suited to operation on lines such as the WHR or FR they would suit the likes of the South Tynedale and those lines that are expanding and where such a locomotive would fill a gap in there traffic requirement.
     
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    the south tyndale have a hundswell clark 0-4-2 (same as the Gloucestershire and Warwick awaiting restoration behind barber when they win the lottery
     
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    Thats not a Hudswell clarke at all Wash your mouth out its a Hunslet and a totally different beast at that im referring directly to the Hudswell clarke 0-6-0 Tender locos such as Sydney and the preserved and operational Cairns in Australia
     
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    Think you will find that the Sth Tyndale loco is Hunslet 1859 (1937) "Carlisle" & the Glos loco is Hunslet 2075 (1940) "Chaka's Kraal".
    I think there are only 6 NG Hudswell Clarke steam locos in Britain at the moment 2 of which are 3 footers, 2 are 550mm and buried with the Vof R heritage stock, one 2 footer at Bressingham and the ex Ghana loco currently under restoration by a group of Moseley Trust members.

    Ian
     
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    paulhitch Part of the furniture

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    The Bressingham example has been sold to Statfold Barn.

    Paul H
     
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    Going back to the original premise of building a Darjeeling B class, much as I love these we already have an example in the country so I'm surprised that no-one picked up on my earlier suggestion of an A class as a means of plugging a gap. Smaller than the B class, it would pobably be more suitable for the majority of UK railways. nowadays.
     
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    Interesting to hear the various views about the Hudswell Clarke, I understand from a fellow enthusiast that the Fiji Free Train 4-4-0 Locomotive has been scrapped.

    Out of interest what has the suitability of whether a loco can run on the FR / WHR got to do with with preserving an important part of narrow gauge history?
     

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