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P2 Locomotive Company and related matters

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by class8mikado, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Sheff

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    Without googling - 32?
     
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    That frame used to make the cladding really does give a good impression of how the loco will look when the boiler is done. They're not hanging around getting the loco wheeled.

    Really need to get round to becoming a convenantor myself.
     
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    Been eating my French fancies again!!!
     
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    The Green Howards Part of the furniture Friend

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    I used to be able to recite all 34 names of the A4s in (BR) order. Used to help me get to sleep.
     
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    Kind of what I had in mind... ;)
     
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    I can do that with standard class 8s
     
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    I think it might actually be a viable new build one day.

    The odd thing about all of this is that by building an A1 then a P2 the trusts now technically have (or will have) all of the patterns, design and cadwork to make everything from class A1, A2, A2/2, A2/3, P2.

    Even then, the 6ft 2in pattern driving wheels could also be used on the existing B1s and Green Arrow if so required.

    There’s some standardisation of the smaller parts too that’ll help many LNER designs.

    We live in interesting times.
     
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    I still can. And most of the A3s and A1s and almost all of the Brits.
     
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    You really should
    You really should get out more. I know 70047!
     
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    Have you imparted that bit of information to the " new" LNER ? might be some orders forthcoming, so, can you build a V2 ? no not the german type,:eek: the 2-6-2 type.:)
     
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    So do I. :)

    It's just a product of a good memory that has lasted since my schooldays.
     
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    6 3/8ths, wasn't it?
     
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    Perhaps the "new" LNER press office might like to do a team up with the P2 machine for a launch in the fullness of time? Mutually beneficial marketing...
     
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    By the time the P2 runs, 'LNER' will be gone.
     
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    Farmed out to KeolisAmey or Serco or someone, to be returned to public ownership a couple of years later
     
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    In the photos, is the bogie frame a mock-up, or the actual completed assembly?

    Richard.
     
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    I can do all the LNWR Jumbos






















    ok that's a lie
     
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    Apparently the DfT are planning to move to the Scotrail model with the LNER branding retained from one operator to the next.
     

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