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Irish Narrow Gauge Railways

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by lynbarn, May 27, 2016.

  1. 30854

    30854 Part of the furniture

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    With the sad passing of our "Irish Three Foot" moderator Matthew a few weeks ago, now seems an appropriate time to give the new format a bash.

    I've not heard anything on the future of the Yahoo! group as yet and emails are coming as per usual. Pending first posts from the new site, I dunno if the modelmaking aspect is included, which has always been 80% of the present group's traffic. Time will tell.

    Got an email invite this morning, so see you over there too in the not too distant future.

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  2. Reading General

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    i got one but don't know if I want to get involved , it seems an outdated technology to me
     
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    Know what you mean, but nowadays, pretty much all technology's out of date by the time it hits the streets anyway!

    Any forum is only ever as good as it's membership and all the gee-whizzery in the world will never change that. It's not as if it's an 'either/or' situation, so I'm happy to give it a go and see how things develop.
     
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    keep me posted then
     
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    Hi and Happy New Year From the Cavan & Leitrim Railway in Dromod Co. Leitrim Ireland.
    as you know we have Made great Progress with the Funds For Finishing "Nancy" our 0-6-0
    Avonside Locomotive Built in Bristol in 1908. This Year 2018 Should see Nancy In Steam
    for the first time Since 1960. we have £20,000 More to Raise to finish The Restoration,
    The Deadline is next September for Alan Keef's Open Day , 2018.
    There is a Prospect of Nancy Going to the Isle of Man in 2019 Season , the first 3ft gauge Steam Engine
    From outside to Run on the Island, So if you Want to Donate to our Appeal Please Click this Google Site.
    https://sites.google.com/site/thecavanandleitrimrailway/-nancy

    Thanks Again For all Your Support in 2018. This Photo is with the kind permission Of the Midland
    Railway Trust.
    Nancy Woolsthorpe.jpg
     
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    Delighted to assist in some small way Micheal, hoping to come over this year when Nancy steams.

    All the best,

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  7. lynbarn

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    Looking grand Micheal once I have got paid at the end of February I hope to contribute a bit to the Nancy Fund.

    Colin
     
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    Can anyone see whats wrong with Nancy in the Picture ?
     
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    droopy buffers?
     
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    I was wondering about that as well, but I put that down to a heavy shunt whilst she was working
     
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    whistle valve blowing through?
     
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    Apart from the droopy buffers and stuck whistle valve, the rear top of her chimney appears to have rotted through.

    Keith
     
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    yes but that is how some Industrial locos where treated at the time they where a tool to be used, when I was with the North Downs in Kent we where offered a number of locos that where only fit for scrap or beyond saving, I guess you can't save everything.
     
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    Colin,
    I was replying to Michael's (@Avonside2 ) question, not commenting on why the loco was in that condition.


    Keith
     
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    Yes it was the Chimney I was referring to, it has burnt a Hole in the backside, so it was Replaced, the Chimney we have Looks like this . which is not to nice
    so Patrick Keef is going to Remodel it
    Nancy Chimney.jpg
     
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    If only this were more generally appreciated, some places would be a lot more tidy!

    PH
     
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    Here is the Latest Think that we have Restored , Bergbolagen Tricycle Built in Sweden in 1957
    for Board Na Mona Micheal bike.jpg
     
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    And Here is The Link to the Video on Youtube.
     
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    And Here is another Video
     
  20. Felix Holt

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    For when Nancy is finished, some folk are starting to take very preliminary steps to consider a new build of C&MLR No.7 'Peake', to run on suitable 3 foot lines throughout Ireland (and maybe beyond). For those interested, there's now a Facebook group under the title "C&MLR No.7 'Peake'" (put this into Search) and new members are encouraged. At this stage I understand it'll just be finding what drawings etc are available and taking advice from other groups such as Lyn, Gowrie, and of course Nancy.
     

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