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Statfold Barn Open Day 23rd March

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by 48DL, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. 48DL

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    I have just worked out that there will be 17 (yes 17 folks) narrow gauge steam loco's in operation at the forthcoming open day......
    Is this a record?
    Taking in to consideration that they are all owned by one person, it must be.
     
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    That must be a record. There will be even more combined of standard and NG locos operation at the Chemin de Fer Baie de Somme too, on 27/28 April CFBS - Fête de la Vapeur
     
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    Statfold must have the biggest working fleet in the country i know its not the biggest collection thats Mr Ramptons. How does it stand in world rankings?
     
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    "I know its not the biggest collection, that's Mr Rampton's"

    Which is not accessible! The Sabero stock was imported in Feb 1969 - 44 years ago! Whilst I approve of the foundation of Collection X and the saving of locomotives that would otherwise served as razor blades (several times over), their isolation from the world seems pointless even if there has been no suitable place to display them. I am sure that, over that time, there would have been opportunities to display a few of them from time to time. I am getting to an age where I fear I shall never see them (and I'm not that much older than Peter Rampton).
     
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    A quick count of F&WHR locos shows 17 steam locos in running order, 5 steam locos awaiting restoration, plus 13 diesels and two tampers in running order.
    Plus Topsy in the pub.

    For most of the season, we'll have five locos in steam every day.
     
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    And 30 odd miles more railway to fit them on.
     
  7. 48DL

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    Oh dear, I forgot no one is better than the F&WHR.......
    The point I was trying to put was how often can you see 17 ng steam locos in steam in the same location at the same time, it will happen 3 times this year at Statfold, no mean feat!
    Also they are all owned by one man, non of them are on loan.
     
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    Well, you - or someone else - did ask if it was a record.
     
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    Andrew,
    I asked if it was a record for having 17 steam engines, owned by one person, in steam at the same time. when did the F&WHR last have all 17 in steam at the same time?
    Could you also list the 17 as I thought DLG was sulking in the shed on ambulance bogies
     
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    Well its still a great achievement that all the locos will be in steam, I know that nothing will be as good as the WHR/FR in some peoples opinion but let Statfolds beacon shine for one day at least as the place to be. For those who hav'nt been its is a great day out well worth the visit.
     
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    I used to go to all the Statfold open days, sometimes as a volunteer and realy enjoy them, unfortunately I can't make it to this one but I was wondering if it was possible to say which 17 locos will be in steam, providing none of them are being kept as a surprise of course. Thanks, Stuart.
     
  12. fatbob

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    No problem Stuart

    Thanks for your interest.

    Here they are:-

    HC 1056 of 1914 Lautoka Mill No 19
    P 2050 of 1944 Harrogate
    O & K 614 of 1900 Pakis Baru No 1
    O & K 1473 of 1905 Pakis Baru No 5
    HE 3902 of 1971 Trangkil No 4
    WGB 2820 of 1945 Isibutu
    HE 1842 of 1936 Josephine
    O & K 10750 of 1923 Max
    HE 3903 of 2005 Statfold
    HE 3904 of 2005 Jack Lane
    Krauss 4045 of 1899 Sragi No 1
    JF 13355 of 1912 Saccharine
    HC 1643 of 1930 GP 39
    Corpet 439 of 1884
    HE 921 of 1906 Sybil Mary
    AE 2067 of 1933 Marchlyn
    Jung 4878 of 1930 Jatibarang No 9

    Henry

    SBR
     
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    To be honest that's the joy of a trip to Statfold, the surprise of a new loco or feature. looking forward to my 1st visit of the year. In the time I took to post this reply the list has by some miracle appeared!!!!!
     
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    Dont worry we still have some suprises!!

    Henry

    SBR
     
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    Thanks for the reply so there's two engines there I haven't seen in steam and I agree Statfold always has a surprise for people, I must try and make one of your open days this year.
     
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    Hi Henry,

    Has anything been done to 'Josephine' or is she in ex-Durley condition?

    Ben
     
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    Hi Ben

    The plan (at the moment!) is to run it "as is" for this year then it will go into the workshops, over winter, for a light overhaul and rebuilding back into its original Brazil condition.

    Cheers

    Henry
     
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    Fantastic, thank you Henry.

    Ben
     
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    Henry is everything going to plan for the 23rd, looking forward to it
     
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    For Ian's benefit, though I'm sure he knows all of this already... The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland fleet as I understand it is currently.

    Steam fleet first
    Serviceable
    Prince
    Palmerston
    Taliesin
    Merddin Emrys
    Earl of Merioneth
    Lyd
    Britomart
    Hugh Napier
    Lilla
    138
    143
    Linda
    Blanche
    Leary

    Sum total of 14 locomotives

    Under Overhaul Steam
    87 - Mid ticket overhaul, could be classed in the serviceable category, I suppose
    K1 - Also still technically in ticket, though out of use for over a year having pivot bearing repairs
    David Lloyd George - Full 10 year overhaul
    134 - Rebuild from derelict state underway
    Dahuichang 4 - Rebuild and regauge following import

    Stored, awaiting overhaul
    Mountaineer
    133

    Long Term Stored / Display
    Princess
    Welsh Pony
    Livingston Thompson

    Diesels
    Serviceable
    Mary Ann
    Moelwyn
    Upnor Castle
    Moel Hebog
    Conway Castle
    Criccieth Castle
    Harlech Castle
    Harold
    Vale of Ffestiniog
    Moel y Gest
    Busta
    Monster
    Andy
    Caernarfon Castle
    Bill
    Wickham Trolley
    Dolgarrog
    Mike Hart's Simplex

    Under Overhaul
    Ben
    No. 9
    Ashover

    Stored / Stripped for parts
    KS 4415
    The Colonel
    Lady Diana
    Sandra
    Jane

    Pushing it a bit.. (The tampers)
    Stefcomatic
    Matisa A05
    Plasser KMX95

    I'm sure there are others that I've missed, and I may have a few of the statuses mixed up. Nor am I including Topsy, as a locomotive that could never run on the combined system, given it's 1' 8" gauge defecit.

    John
     

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