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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Maunsell man, Jan 1, 2019.

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    Might be a 'hit' on the SVR gala all night running events ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    And the Ffestiniog have been using them for a few years now.

    Steve B
     
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    they did tuck him up a bit though, you know what they say, never give a sucker an even break
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    He might be one of the bidders for the ill fated 4110 down in Somerset. ;)
     
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    ....lunacy????
    Ray.
     
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    I'm left wondering where his money comes from?
     
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    Presumably from mugs who think that all heritage/restoration projects are worthwhile.
    The heritage world seems full of them.
     
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    If his Facebook appeals are indicative, surely not?
     
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    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
     
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    Is there something in the water in Somerset...?
     
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    Probably the cider and beer frequently mentioned on the WSR thread. :D
     
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    Chequerbent , that hotbed of tourism. Where will he go to when this scheme fails ?

    Bob.
     

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