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London Transport Traction Group: Project 483

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by lttractiongroup, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. Sidmouth

    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    what do you propose though if E&O cannot accomodate ? from my own experience siding space is somewhat limited not to mention space for workshops etc
     
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    Any port in a storm I suppose.
     
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    I note from a post on FB yesterday evening that the first part of unit 006 has left the island and is on its way to Llanelli.
     
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    Both cars of 483006 left together on the same ferry.
     
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    martin1656 Nat Pres stalwart Friend

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    Reading on Facebook , one of the whistles off 006 disappeared whilst it was at Sandown, and apparently, there are no spares, Who ever took it, damaged the mounting bolts sheering two of them ,
     
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    Both vehicles have now been safely delivered to the L&MMR and work on them will start tomorrow morning, all being well.

    Regarding the whistle, if we were to replace it then we would have to either purchase one from the owners of 483004 (That's if they were even happy to sell us one) or seek an inauthentic alternative. We have, for example, been offered a whistle from a BR Class 08 if we cannot find anything more suitable. The police have been informed of the theft.
     
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    Things are stirring in South Wales -
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    Interesting. Is that the dinosaur livery being revealed under the red paint?
     
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    graffiti removal, it was attacked at St Johns.
     
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    The red is actually red primer - A temporary coat going over the top of sanded-down graffiti just to make the unit look presentable. It's actually much more effective than we imagined it would be so we might get some topcoat on there in time for the railway's Christmas event. It was certainly much quicker than attempting to remove the graffiti, which covered the whole of that side of the vehicle, and we want all trace of it invisible as soon as possible.
     
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    Grafitti / dinosaur livery. Easy mistake to make.
     
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    we can but hope those who did the graffiti, do get found, and punished, but i dare say they will be the livery designers of the future :eek:
     
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    an update on the unit at Holliers Park, Branstone, now on tracks and ready for repaint to host a cafe and museum
    https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/20148031.isle-wight-island-line-trains-new-life-cafe/
     

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