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Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 34007, May 13, 2008.

  1. DismalChips

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    It would be nice, and even if it nothing were to happen for a while (he's got quite the overhaul queue what with an A2, A4, King and two MNs) at least it would be safe undercover at Margate.

    I do wonder though if we rely a bit much on the theoretical bounty of Jeremy Hosking. His Crewe operation is impressive (the open day last year was fascinating, he has a lot going on) but he's acquiring heritage diesels and electrics at a fantastic rate and he must be approaching the capacity of both his facilities and his finances.
     
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    GWR4707 Resident of Nat Pres

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    As noted in the most recent SR, he also has a fair bit coming out of ticket over the next couple of years.
     
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    Is there much that can be swapped between original and rebuilt?
     
  4. Jamessquared

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    Probably more pertinent to ask "Is there much of what survives that can be swapped between original and rebuilt?" You need new boiler cladding, but I don't suppose much of that survives on 34073!

    There's quite a lot of similarity between the two, despite the cosmetic differences. The really significant differences are the inside cylinder, crank axle, motion, reverser. Everything else - including the frames, boiler, boiler fittings, outside cylinders, wheels, bogie, pony truck, tender frame and axles etc. is shared between the two designs.

    Tom
     
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    afaik 34073 doesn't have a tender. I think in the main we're talking sharing of components such as the boiler between original build 34067 & 34073 although I don't know what condition these two boilers and/or fireboxes are in. Similarly, not sure what plans may exist for 34016 and whether there are intentions to share components from the other two? I would imagine getting 48151 overhauled would be priority over any Bulleids although I am happy to be proven wrong.
     
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