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If you won the lottery what heritage project would you back?

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by thb17, Feb 2, 2023.

  1. JBTEvans

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    Rebuild the Severn Bridge, reconnect the DFR to the upcoming Vale of Berkeley Railway.
     
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    I'll give the other half, but don't hold your breathe.
     
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    250k might get 4253 across the threshold. That’s mine.
     
  4. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Couldn’t you just paint the number on the buffer beam of something like 4110?
    Who’s to know the differences?
    We all know everything Great Western looks the same… :):););)
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Whose mad idea is that then, Tom? ;)
     
  6. WesternRegionHampshireman

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    82045.
    It will be nice to see a different BR Std tank engine out and about, especially when it visits old classmates former stomping grounds. :)
     
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    Heathen scum….

    And on the 8th day, the Lord created “the Krueger”,
    and Lo!, it was terrible to behold!
    Thus, the lord did send an angel to down Moses,
    And the angel did stick a post-it note to the divine tablets,
    and the note said:

    11. It is the exception that proves the rule.
     
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    £250,000? Put it in to Birch Grove's pot...
     
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    For 250k I would rebuild the down platform and put the canopy back on the station building at Oswestry.
     
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    Well aren't you a happy chappie.
     
  11. Miff

    Miff Part of the furniture Friend

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    £250,000 - I really haven’t a clue so I’d have to appoint consultants to do an Options Analysis, which might lead to a Preliminary Scoping (or even Feasibility) Study if the budget stretched far enough. Not forgetting lunch.
     
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    I would use it as a kick-start to fund raise for the restoration of the most elegant engine I know, good old 488.
     
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    I’ll add my winnings to help fund this!!!
     
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    My preferred option would be to put it towards a replica of WHR 0-6-4ST Beddgelert, it will probably never happen, but I can dream!
     
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    It might be nice to recreate the HL 060 "Hecate" which was too heavy for the old KESR, and ended up I believe as a shunter at Nine Elms goods. The modern version of the KESR would have no problem with the weight.
     
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    in the current economic climate, any undercover storage project. Although £250k won't buy much.
     
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    I was thinking about KESR too. Possibly recreating a Shefflex set or a paired car to go with the Ford Railcar and put it into service.
     
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    Building cholsey and Wallingford an engine shed maybe and rent 1450 and a couple of autocoaches for a couple of summer seasons for the line?
     
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    Nice thought, but the replica currently present at Tenterden is a scaled down version of the original.
     
  20. Miff

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    Create a 1:1 Shefflex and couple it to the scaled down Ford, and although this is utterly, utterly wrong it’d not be out of place.
     
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