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  1. 26D_M liked Shep Woolley's post in the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2018.

    Not only that Ralph, I get a lot of pleasure from lineside photography and its down to the lads on the footplate grafting away doing their thing, seems a poor job if you cannot mention their names in your posts if that info is to hand

    Jun 23, 2018 at 3:19 PM
  2. 26D_M replied to the thread RTC 2018.

    The summit speed was very creditable too so it just shows how tight the path really is.

    Jun 23, 2018 at 2:15 PM
  3. 26D_M replied to the thread 35009, Shaw Savill.

    I do agree with your sentiment, there are two few hands and not enough cash already for any part-time / volunteer group to restore a MN, 35011 apart. We only have to see how long 35006 took to gauge the enormity of the task. A hard-headed...

    Jun 23, 2018 at 1:51 PM
  4. 26D_M liked MuzTrem's post in the thread 35009, Shaw Savill.

    The trouble is, just how long can 35010 afford to wait? Given the average age profile of most steam restoration groups, will her current owners actually live long enough to tackle the MN once 45293 is complete? I hate to sound critical - but...

    Jun 23, 2018 at 1:40 PM
  5. 26D_M replied to the thread RTC 2018.

    A qu'el surprise ........ !

    Jun 23, 2018 at 11:32 AM
  6. 26D_M liked 46236's post in the thread KWVR all ready.

    [ATTACH]

    IMGP7205 copy.jpg Jun 23, 2018 at 10:38 AM
  7. 26D_M replied to the thread Scarborough Flyer, 60103, 23/6/18.

    Another belter Stuart [emoji108]

    Jun 23, 2018 at 10:37 AM
  8. 26D_M liked John Petley's post in the thread 35009, Shaw Savill.

    I'd say that 35025 is the only currently vulnerable MN. 35022 will be done up at Crewe sooner or later and as far as 35009 is concerned, people have heard conflicting accounts of whether or not Mr Riley is working on it. Only the good man...

    Jun 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  9. 26D_M replied to the thread 35009, Shaw Savill.

    I agree with that but maybe the cost of acquisition for a new owner proves a barrier too? I seem to recall there was lots of interest in 35025 at one time but the owners reportedly had an unrealistic price in mind.

    Jun 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  10. 26D_M liked ghost's post in the thread 35009, Shaw Savill.

    Really? IOS already have 2 MNs awaiting overhaul. The British Enginemen group have been working on their 5 for quite a while now and their other loco 35010 Blue Star, has had little, if anything, done to it since leaving Barry. I doubt they'd...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 2:02 PM
  11. 26D_M liked Shep Woolley's post in the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2018.

    [ATTACH] 'Royal Scot' working through Starricks on it's way to the KWVR for their 50th Anniversary gala, footplate crew unknown

    Royal Scot 1b (2).jpg Jun 22, 2018 at 1:39 PM
  12. 26D_M replied to the thread 35009, Shaw Savill.

    A very wealthy person with direct access to workshop facilities. Even if a major new investor appeared on the scene, as has happened down the years, the places with expertise to carry out a restoration in less than glacial timescale are few and...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 1:38 PM
  13. 26D_M replied to the thread 35009, Shaw Savill.

    Most likely 7027?

    Jun 22, 2018 at 12:13 PM