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French "Pacific" on the GCR

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Flying Phil, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. Apollo12

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    Tender and trailing truck axleboxes were off commonwealth bogies and that’s about all I can think of.
    I do my own stunts and always carry a parachute with me so I’m still here ;)
     
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    What about the wheelsets?
     
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    I just had a silly thought that unfortunately I feel obliged to share...
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    Imagine the scene - the railway equivalent of Quick Fit

    Customer comes in with a truck load of wheelsets

    Customer: Could you check these wheelsets over - you know, that ultrasound thingy and other stuff you do.

    Worker: Certainly sir. Have they been in a derailment then?

    Customer: Well... sort of...
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    ;)
     
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    Bespoke with a short design life, a gentle right foot required to avoid flat spots and scrapping them when braking
     
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    Anyone know what happened to the coaches that were with it during the filming on the NYMR?

    Sent from my Lenovo TB-X606F using Tapatalk
     
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    were abouts was it built ?
     
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    It is believed that Riley's were involved, as one of their vans was present at the GCR during running in trials last year.
     
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    you have to say well done to those who designed and built it that so many believed it real or engineered in such a way that the components were genuine railway and could be reused in preservation
     
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    The builder of the loco is on another forum elsewhere, and has stated he had to sign a NDA
     
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    NDAs are very common in the movie industry.... I did see that the loco was shipped to Norway after testing at the GCR - never say any reports of how it was used over there... did it run on NSB rails?
     
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    According to the builder, yes and the paperwork to do so was horrific
     
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    Just as a matter of interest, but what was actually 'French' about this loco?
     
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    I think it just "looked" more French than any other Continental type.......and more Brit than anything else!
     
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    Doesn't look very 'French' to me!
     
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    You'll need to go to the film next year to see how it looks when they've done all the post-production trickery on it!
     
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    So... Case closed?
     

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