Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 61624, Jan 17, 2018.
You sir are a dreamer, a dreamer of beautiful dreams...
.... with yellow ends? Sounds good, but I think Large Logo would be preferable.
A model of class 15xx in green colour. https://gnrauctions.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/031.jpg
Has the original ones ever carried that livery?
Afraid not, although 1501 would look rather fetching in it...
Thanks for your reply Matt37401
Cripes, I didn't know it would be possible to make a Hawksworth Pannier look even more fugly, but somehow that has managed the impossible.
Tom, I appreciate you have 2 seperate entries in @Victor 's book but you run the risk of opening a seperate book in East Anglia! 1501 is something that the GW did in a chance to catch up!
Catch up with who exactly?
Lol. Seriously though, for shunting the 57xxs were a good tool already.
To be fair, they were a good tool for a lot of other things as well. It was just those bloody great coil springs either side of the footplate which got in the way swinging the shovel!
And they look very nice I think
Must admit I've never had issues with them but then I've only ever done it at 25 mph. The 15s certainly side stepped the issue with the "Zebedees" (and 7714s did actually, like Zebedee himself, go "boing" owing to a damaged guard)
Its no coincidence that 7752, 9600 & 9466 are the only 0-6-0 tank locos which still venture out onto Network rail from time to time. No others of that size/type come close...….
I wouldn't mind seeing what 1501 could do up Old Hill Bank. I say this so many times but it's the the most unwestern western engine of the lot.
I'm with @LMS2968 Ian! Can we have this debate at a certain brewery next time I'm up?! It's more fun over a few pints
Possibly, but there could be other factors, such as the owners' desires to see their engine so used, and their willingness to pay for all the necessary examinations and fitment of mandatory equipment.
Suitability is the biggest consideration. I can't think of any others which would be suitable on the modern NR network.
I think you need to define 'suitable' here. Suitable for what? I have a vision of a 57XX storming the South Devon Banks with nine bogies on the drawbar, but it just doesn't work. The route, load and timings need to be suited to the locos, and I suggest that it would be just as possible to do this for similar locos from the other three Big Four companies - if the owner of one chose to make it available.
I've already said that the panniers were good machines, but let's not get carried away by say they're the only good machines.
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