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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by GWR4707, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Nigel Day

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    For a company not exactly best known for steam loco production, Davey Paxman's output hasn't half lasted well! :)
     
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    I think Henry Greenly must take quite alot of the credit for that. If you look at the thickness of the frames and scale them up to full size (x3) then you realise River Esk and the Romney engines were substantially built.
     
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    The transfers are on the tender now. D21C3249-646A-498E-BCCE-E84046B7ECC7.jpeg E49B57DC-0487-4E9F-9CE9-50CF3F237517.jpeg
     
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    Now she looks finished
     
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    Proper job! :)
     
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    Built like battleships is one phrase I heard used.
     
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    image.jpeg Esk had her party on Saturday and is now in regular service. She burns very little coal compered with before and the other locos. Has the speed and power to do anything asked of her, she is quiet even working hard and being called the stealth engine. It is to people like Chapelon, Porta, Wardale and Girdlestone that development and future development work that I persue is based and it's totally vindicated by such results. Everything in the modifications and upgrades worked well and straight out of the box. We've taught many people many things. I only went to the Ratty for 8 weeks. 4 years later I am moving on to other things leaving the railway's locos in afar better state than when I came and Esk returned from its foisilised state. image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    Nigel, it has been a pleasure having you at the railway during these last 4 years of struggle, so I would like to congratulate you on what you and your team have achieved while you have been here.
     
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    First of my videos from the weekend
     
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