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M.O.D Barclay for sale

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by ragl, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. ragl

    ragl Member

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    This is the ebay link for the ex-East Riggs Barclay for sale thro' Ramco:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Andrew-Ba...031?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4613ce4197

    There are two others.

    A big price!! Anybody interested?

    Cheers

    Alan
     
  2. Anthony Coulls

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    They are superb engines, saw them at Eastriggs earlier this year. Got their own compressors and mobile power sources. You pays for quality and well maintained kit. A friend of ours from the Talyllyn drew the specification for them personally and got what he wanted. 51 was alleged to be the best one.
     
  3. ragl

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    Couldn't agree more Anthony, they are indeed superb locos. They were originally advertised at £25k, so the price has softened 20%, not quite in value territory yet despite their specification.

    Regarding the original speccing for these locos., it seems that there is a good story to relate there - assuming that the State Secrets Act allows the telling!! I'm sure that it would be a fascinating and interesting tale.

    Cheers

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    I spoke to someone at Ramco about these locos back in August when first I heard they were coming up for sale. No. 50 requires a transmission overhaul, and No. 53 & 54 both have battery and starter motor problems and damaged gauges.
     
  5. Anthony Coulls

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    No great secret about the spec for them, I'll check the emails from the gentleman in question, a long time Talyllyn volunteer and former civilian in charge of MoD railways. Fascinating chap.
     
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    Anthony, don't suppose your chap would have lists of MOD wagon renumberings for ex-BR wagons would he? Just a long shot, to try to clear up a couple of mysteries, and with apologies for gatecrashing this thread.
     

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