Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Maunsell man, Jan 1, 2019.
Might be a 'hit' on the SVR gala all night running events
When the level crossing at Rolvenden was replaced recently, I believe plastic sleepers were inserted between the old track and the concrete sleepers which preceded the concrete cast track slabs.
And the Ffestiniog have been using them for a few years now.
they did tuck him up a bit though, you know what they say, never give a sucker an even break
And what would the carriage then be worth as scrap? I'm wondering - brutal though it is - would selling the loco for scrap begin to cover the asbestos removal of the sleeper, and the shell of the carriage (if anything could be salvaged/sold on to other owners) then used to defray the final total cost?
I do feel sorry for the guy. Heaven knows, I've made some expensive mistakes in my other hobby I know I'll never recoup.
The only real uses I can see are as volunteer accommodation or conversion to a vehicle that offers disabled access with perhaps a kitchen option.
Stuart wanted to own an engine . We all laughed and said he wouldn't do it . So he bought a carriage chassis which he then traded up to a sleeper which you could argue wasn't a bad piece of business . On top of that he bought the remains of AB2352 .
trouble is despite our sometimes poor reputation there were enough sensible souls on here to counsel Stuart against it . his downfall continues to be not listening , no plan , no experience . Scattergun contact with various people and not listened . The whole saga really does now need putting out of its misery
Already on his next project by the looks of things..
there really are no words ......................
He might be one of the bidders for the ill fated 4110 down in Somerset.
But http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/c/chequerbent/index1.shtml may give some idea of how plausible this is.
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I'm left wondering where his money comes from?
To be fair there is a greenhouse in one of the photos which looks as if it might be a practicable restoration project
Presumably from mugs who think that all heritage/restoration projects are worthwhile.
The heritage world seems full of them.
If his Facebook appeals are indicative, surely not?
As a resident of Somerset putting an engine in Wales , carriage in a haulage yard and proposing a scheme in Lancashire seems hair brained to me
Is there something in the water in Somerset...?
Probably the cider and beer frequently mentioned on the WSR thread.
Chequerbent , that hotbed of tourism. Where will he go to when this scheme fails ?
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