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Flying Scotsman

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 73129, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. 60017

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    We do Tom, but isn't it nice to achieve it in good humour? :)
     
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    ...and then you woke up!
     
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    You've done it now................. :eek:

    Hopefully Brasso addicts don't frequent this thread......... a tad too far east for them methinks! :Nailbiting:
     
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    I hope you've got your tin hat at the ready! :D

    Kind regards,
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    One of the rebuilt Patriots 45540 Sir Robert Turnbull was painted apple green with red,cream and grey lining in 1948 .A colour photograph from HN James/Colour Rail appeared in a Steam World supplement " BR style ,the corporate identity 1948/1968 .
     
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    They probably won't, I know some GWR fans and they think flying Scotsman is a tag line for a Scottish airline, while they are too busy looking at manors, or is that a hall... Looks the same to me...Oh, I've got confused again
     
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    Sounds like a tag line Stelios could use in future................... :Saywhat:

    As for Halls & Manors, aren't they the Country piles of the landed gentry?............. :rolleyes:......... only difference being the size of the lump......... :)
     
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    Come on guys, Swindon did make some decent...
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    Diesel Hydraulics (yes I know Crewe made them too)
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    Not my video

     
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    Interesting contrast in approaches taken with the two locos regarding period of commissioning, running in etc prior to certification.
     
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    The Rev'd Awdry's illustrators already have, it's called 'Henry' ;)
     
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    I know its first time out but I hope the 31 isn't going to be pulling it around on Saturday. I certainly don't want to get up at 4 am and travel all the way to Bury to get what has now become normal with main line tours
     
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    The 1948 exchange trials would suggest otherwise. Not only that but I hear Steam Railway made 61306 Mayflower their loco of the year for 2015. I would humbly suggest that the Thompson B1 is a more than capable and worthy comparison to the Stanier Black Five.
     
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    A great sight. I wonder how many man hours have gone into it to get it to where it is today?
    We as enthusiasts are indebted to ALL the people involved, I really do think it will be as big (news wise) or bigger even than Tornado.
     
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    It might be prudent to contact ELR before you travel to get the latest information if you are concerned about being disappointed.
     
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    People are not interested in all the hours of hard physical and heavy work that went in to it .its the paint that's important. ;)
     
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    Rarely can an initially mismanaged fiasco of a public project have had such a joyous outcome! The Daily Mail must be very conflicted!
     
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    hello
    i cant imagine it would be acceptable for it to be towed around on saturday
    but bare in mind that currently it is facing heywood although it could make a trip to castleton to be turned
    so at present it will be 9.50 off rawtenstall right way around so you can have another hour in bed
    regards
     
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    Foolish I would say...
     
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    yep, seems like it. To me the colour is not important........it's the engineering and the skilled men.:)
     

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