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Next de-accessioned loco ... just for fun

Discussion in 'National Railway Museum' started by Tim Light, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. Johann Marsbar

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    The actual answer would appear to be the 3' gauge Hudswell-Clarke 0-4-0ST "Handyman", which is reported in the latest edition of Steam Railway.

    I'm more amazed by the display of intellegence involved in de-accesioning the "Barnum" coach, which was removed from Ruddington within the last year, presumably at some expense to the NRM, only for them to decide that they don't actually want the thing.....
    Surely they would have been better to leave it there and seek takers for it from Ruddington (not that they apparently have had any interest in the thing according to SR).............
     
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    "The actual answer would appear to be the 3' gauge Hudswell-Clarke 0-4-0ST "Handyman", which is reported in the latest edition of Steam Railway."

    Where could run it? Southwold? Isle of Man (if we are allowed to export it). Anywhere in NI or Ireland?
     
  3. Johann Marsbar

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    Apparently the Halesworth & Southwold group are interested in it, though there is interest from someone else as well.....
     
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    If they get it, then with the new Sharpie under construction, Scaldwell and now this, they may have a longer length of loco stud than running line...
     
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    Don't forget there are two Southwold groups!
    a) The Southwold Railway (based at Southwold) has the well under construction new Sharpie and Scaldwell.
    b) The Halesworth and Southwold Railway are the ones apparently interested in this NRM de-accessioned loco, plus they have announced plans to build (a different) Sharpie....
     
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    Oh dear Lord! I assume they don't speak tp each other?
     
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    It sounds a bit "West Somerset":eek:
     
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    Don't know the history as have never been involved with either group, but get the impression the Halesworth set up originated as a splinter group from Southwold due to the lack of progress being made there up to a few years ago. Halesworth residents appear to be more amenable to the railway rebuild than the Southwold end!
    The Halesworth group do seem to be linked in some informal way (ie common pool of volunteers in some cases) with the Mid Suffolk and the Leiston Works Railway from what I have noticed on their respective Facebook pages.
    Both groups seem to exist without any animosity between them, unlike other railways I could think of.....
     
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    At least they've each got their own trainset. End-on junction in Wenhaston?

    The southwold mob definitely have stuff from Halesworth until 2016, so a spin-off seems to be the way

    The whole Southwold thing seems very disagregated, probably no bad thing at this stage, but they'll need to be a bit more organised when they start running.
     
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    I believe that the leader of one of the Southwold groups was very controversially antagonistic towards the FR when he was chairman of the WHHR, so there is prior form there.
     

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