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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2019

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Big Al, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Will RL

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  2. GWR4707

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    Whatever it is is on the move already.
     
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    It is BIL I assume?
     
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    Yes, there are pictures of it on Facebook.
     
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    Thank you. I checked YouTube, didn't think about Facebook (or Twitter for that matter).

    Time to set off for a bit of filming. :)
     
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    The West Coast working is BIL.It left Rugby a couple of minutes down with 2 maroon coaches .
     
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    ...... And there's a picture of it here!

    Barelling through Bushey.
     

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    Its spending a long time at Crewe, Have to hope Leisure Suite Larry, sorry I mean Loco Services Limited, don't nick it.
     
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    BIL2 1b.jpg

    Almost home, 'British India Line' working 5Z35 through Hest Bank during the move from Southall
     
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    British India Line on her delayed return north, filmed at Searchlight Lane near Stafford...

     
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    Leisure Suit Larry, that's a blast from the past!!

    Sent from my SM-J330FN using Tapatalk
     
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    Well, one k nackered smokebox door but thank god we've got it back. The lads at Carnforth will get 5 litres of black emulsion from B&Q and have it looking like new by the end of today.:Happy:

    And it might be a while before you Southerners get your hands on it again, the Carnforth lads don't expect to have to rectify damage after lending their tackle out. The Northern lads can take BIL over t'Pennines and Cumbrian fells and bring it back in better condition than that.:Shifty:
     
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    Pardon my ignorance, but can someone tell me what causes the scorching on a smokebox door. Thanks.
     
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    It could be a problem with the seal of the smokebox door that allows air to ingress. It could also be a build up of ash behind the door due to some problem with the draughting and spark arresting arrangements inside the smokebox. It's probably nothing to do with using the wrong paint!
     
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    Hot ash from the fire tubes, that builds up inside the smokebox, if not cleared, it can scorch the door and ring modern mesh screens break up the particles and the small ash falls to the floor
     
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    Yes. It's not really a huge deal--- compare posts 408 and 448 on the GB XII thread. Sorted overnight on the B1.
     
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    I must admit that seeing BIL through Bletchley yesterday, I didn't notice any scorching of the smokebox door at all. On the Saturday trip to Weymouth though I did think that they metal/paint looked a bit degraded in an area 7 o'clock to centre.
    Nothing to raise any fuss over though and all in a day's work for the fantastic crews that support this beauty.
     

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