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Manning Wardles "YEO" and "EXE" new-build

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Old Kent Biker, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. DcB

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    The Bure valley locos made by Wiston had problems but the Green Breeze MW like replica at the Usui Pass museum in Japan seems to have given good service.
    http://www.japaneserailwaysociety.com/jrs/members/okd/ykkw/ykkw.htm
    From Wikimedia commons
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    Would be good to have an elevated L and B replica line and MW loco going round the NRM like this.

    If the frame matches the dimensions in the diagrams used in Lyd then it may be able to be used.
    Noticed on the 762 club pages there is also an original Yeo chimney (was not used in Lyd as it was too corroded?) and steam gauge. They could all be displayed at places to help fund raising.

    It might be several parts are built by different places, Alan Keef make the brass dome for Lyd. If the funds can be raised building the 2 MW locos in 5 years rather than 15 will be good.
     
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  2. Old Kent Biker

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    I'm pretty sure that both the "Baldwins" shown are depicting the L&B's 2-4-2, E762 LYN - the one at the front in an independent livery and that at the rear in the 1929 SR livery currently used for the recent new-build - note the stovepipe chimney on the later version.
    [update] I've just noticed the third Baldwin - yes it does look very much like an nA Class. Doh!
     
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    Supposedly the reason why there are so many River Avons in the UK - Afon/Avon being an indigenous name for river... and don't get me started on Pendle Hill
     
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    Or Breedon on the Hill.
     
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    https://flic.kr/p/8mxz5C
     
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    You are correct on both counts. The diesel is an 'imaginary' design that the L&B might have turned to had the line remained open and the original steam locos needed replacing. It's been given the name 'Charles Drewett' (an early L&B GM) and S.R. number 219. The large Baldwin is indeed the same as those on the Puffing Billy Railway, but painted in S.R. green and named 'Sir George Newnes' and numbered 184.
    This is the combined L&B collection of two garden railway friends of mine, brought together on the 80th anniversary of the closure of the line. Here's another photo featuring the two locos in question. _IMG4572.jpg
     
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    I like that larger Baldwin, would be nice to see a full sized version on a completed L and B
     
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    Well I have to say your friends have a marvellous collection between them, and it's a real delight to see another pic too. :D Thank you for that as well as the info. A diesel like that would certainly prove useful on the L&B in the future I'd imagine, or something similar at any rate. As for the large Baldwin, it looks pretty impressive a size as well as smart in SR Olive Green livery to be sure. Of course whether the railway would really need such a loco like that in reality I'm not too sure, but an interesting what if scenario of a loco nonetheless.

    Though may I ask who is Sir George Newnes? Another notable figure in the L&B's history I suppose?
     
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    Really? Sir George Newnes, MP and publishing magnate- the original proponent, advocate and promoter of the L&B. He mostly funded it too. So I suppose he was another notable figure.
     
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    This from Keith Vingoe (via Facebook):
    "L&B Chairman Peter Miles was interviewed this morning about the Manning Wardle Project by BBC Radio Devon for their Drivetime programme this evening which starts at 5pm. The interview is expected to go out at about 5.20pm. You can listen to it either live or recorded on the Radio Devon website."

    I'm sure Meatman will be glued to his radio ;)
     
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    More like "oh not this guy again!" :rolleyes:
     
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    You'll have to forgive me for ignorance when I asked that question fellas, it had been long day and as such it didn't occur to me long after posted the question that I could just search that up myself... whoops. Though I appreciate the info "brmp201".

    As for you ross, well... perhaps next time someone asks a question here of genuine ignorance and curiosity, you might wanna reply with a bit less attitude next time. Just a suggestion.

    But I digress, I won't touch on this matter any further, and look forward to talking further on these exciting times for the L&B.
     
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    Don't the Baldwins look so much better with a capped chimney, rather than a stove pipe!

    Peter (riding his hobby horse again!)
     
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    Don’t suppose you’re a fan of IK Brunel then! (From his stovepipe hat to his drain pipe trousers, he was a credit to his ironmonger...)

    Tom
     
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    Very nice. I assume the "bullet-nose" styling was inspired by the early LSWR EMUs? I must admit I have often wondered whether the Raworth electric locos (CC1/CC2) could have been the basis for an L&B diesel design, if the line had stayed open; and perhaps some 2' gauge Maunsell or Bulleid coaches to go with it? :p
     
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    No apology required - what is a forum like this for, if it's not for sharing information?!

    From a personal perspective, may I second the excellent recommendation of "The Little Train to Lynton" on YouTube. Although for many decades the L&B flame was kept alight primarily by L.T. Catchpole's seminal work, in the last few years I'm sure many L&B supporters will have discovered the railway through this delightful documentary. That was certainly the case with me!

    Andi.
     
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    Why thank you Andi I appreciate the info, for though I know the basic outline of the L&B's history in particular that of it's locomotives and carriages, there's a lot I've most likely yet to properly scratch the surface on when it comes to this railway. I'll be sure to look it up.

    May I be so bold to ask as well, what books would be recommended as an interest read on the L&B? I'm aware there's quite an array out there on the railway, but I just wondered if there's some that stand out above the rest in terms of quality and detail. And of course have the best pictures of the railway in it's heyday too. Always find those fascinating to look at.
     
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    I'd personally say LTC Catchpole's book on the railway is an excellent book that I have kicking about on my shelves somewhere.

    There's a pair of nice looking books on the L&B's shop too. A Celebration which is a nice looking coffee table book with lots of pictures, or if you want minutae I have heard good things about The L&B measured and drawn.
     
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    My preferred book is the Brown, Prideaux & Radcliffe, although I think it is currently out of stock. There may be a new version in the offing. @Axe +1 might be able to comment?
     

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