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

  1. Leafent

    Leafent New Member

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    I can't see the engine being scrapped, dismantled is a more likely outcome, the wheels, cylinders, and a few other bits probably have more value in their current state than scrap.
     
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    True but you'd have to find buyers for any useful bits and that may take time. If one needs to release some cash quickly scrapping may be the only answer. The price paid for steel scrap is quite low at the moment which may be bad news for Stuart but it does seem to have reduced the number of scrap thefts.
    Ray.
     
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    It's not really that useful in terms of parts either! Maybe just the chimney and the tank! The wheels were swapped from AB 2354, So the best parts are already long gone!
     
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    I don't know the loco but I guess that with a dummy boiler it could have been a perfectly adequate static exhibit somewhere, maybe a gate guardian or something. Not everything needs to be restored to steam and there are more than enough 0-4-0 tanks as it is.
     
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    And a limited market for an operating one.
     

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