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Footplate crew outfit

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Small Prairie, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. lil Bear

    lil Bear Well-Known Member

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    Can someone who has used the NYMR site tell which is the correct phone mumber, as the one supplied in the e-mail to confirm a purchase is different to the one at the bottom of the link on the previous page #-o
     
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    Hi

    I volunteer at 2 steam railways both narrow gauge so nice small hot cabs, now i want to start wearing a waistcoat instead of full bib and brace. So where is the best place to get a goood footplate waistcoat and then what about footplate trousers and jacket?

    Thanks in adance

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    Ebay thats where i get all mine from!!! Ok they may not be to all tastes but we are in the entertainment business!
     
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    Do your prep in your flat cap and it would soon become waterproof and then you'd only need one cap for everything! :)
     
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    Alex

    I would start going to "Age Concern" or "Sue Ryder" or any of the other high street charity shops, there is bound to be something that would satisfy your needs! =D>
     
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    And probably a flat cap as well.. :smt002
     
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  8. this is a strange one but i recently joined the 7 1/4 gauge society and walker midgley insurance are selling them for 21 pounds including p=p i don't think it is on there website but ill put a link up for he contact details http://www.walkermidgley.co.uk/products.asp
     
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    George at ASDA do them for about £4, otherwise any local gents outfitter for less than a tenner. Much mre comfortable than a greasetop, just be careful at speed or in high winds as they tend to blow off.
     
  10. i agree flat caps are easier to wear and More comfortable i used to Ware one every day when i was younger until i lost it a few weeks ago so ill be buying a new one
     
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    My dad always used to wear one one his motorbike, back to front of course. No such thing as a crash helmet then, the only alternative was a leather flying helmet...
     
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    I take it you mean Beatrice! Primmy is Charlie's, Beatrice is Johns!!!!
     
  14. they should be out end of the year beginning of next
     
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    Is it worth making this a sticky? Maybe even moving it to Steam Loco seeing as that is where you would use a footplate outfit?
     
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    hahahaha

    I remember that getting three sets of footplate crews and three guards all looking for your cap on Tenterden Bank as they all sailed past
     
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    I could do with a good leather footplate bag does anyone know if they are available anywhere else but Mr Beesley as £42 does seem a bit dear.

    I use Yarmo clothing and find it very good indeed.
     
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    I keep saying this...you get what you pay for!!!

    How many times have you paid £42 (or more) for a pair of trainers? Those leather drivers bags last for decades!!! Wish we still got them for work.
     
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    mmm Let me think about this,................NEVER!!!!

    Maybe so but in three decades time I will be too old to need one any more!!!!

    And by the way I have some less than £10 trainers that I have had for about ten years, a high price does not always mean quality! Longevity of items is down to the way they are looked after or mistreated. For example the boots I use on footplate duties are nearly 20 years old and get cleaned and polished after every turn, and were less than £20 when new, and are still in good condition. I could have paid a lot more for a well known brand that would not have been any better.

    All I want to know is are leather bags available elswhere at a lower price.
     
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    Actually, a decent pair of comfortable footplate boots is a great investment. There's not much worse than spending a long hard shift on the footplate with boots that don't offer decent comfort.
     

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