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  1. marshall5 replied to the thread LMS consituent engines set aside for preservation but later scrapped..

    ... and I think the two Kings at Barry had been re-directed there as they were over the axle load to reach the yard that had originally tendered for them. Ray.

    Apr 20, 2018 at 11:05 AM
  2. marshall5 replied to the thread Back Of The Shed.

    Missed the smiley, sorry. Actually there was a proposal several years ago to build a similar single wheeler at Didcot but the chap behind the scheme died before it got anywhere. Cheers, Ray.

    Apr 20, 2018 at 9:10 AM
  3. marshall5 replied to the thread Back Of The Shed.

    There's more chance of Lord Lucan winning the Grand national on Shergar! That 'loco' is just a shell with no boiler and half a driving wheel. The tender was cut up, to save space, years ago and some bits went to build Beachy Head's new tender. Ray.

    Apr 20, 2018 at 9:03 AM
  4. marshall5 replied to the thread LMS consituent engines set aside for preservation but later scrapped..

    Scrap merchants would bid for locos and stock by competitive tender. IIRC there was an arrangement with B.R. for the copper fireboxes to be returned and locos couldn't be sold on. When 43924 came to be sold Woodham's had to come to some sort of...

    Apr 20, 2018 at 8:57 AM
  5. marshall5 replied to the thread Back Of The Shed.

    Hardwicke was in steam for Rocket 150 and other events during 1980. Ray.

    Apr 19, 2018 at 9:04 PM
  6. marshall5 posted a new thread.

    Manx Heritage Transport Festival 25th - 29th July

    Just a 'heads - up' for the Heritage Transport Festival which is just over 3 months away. All the usual events plus some completely new for this year. The event should also see the long awaited return of ex MNR loco 'Caledonia'. Anyway have a...

    Forum: Narrow Gauge Railways

    Apr 18, 2018 at 11:22 PM
  7. marshall5 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Are you sure about that? I always understood that there were only two boilers - the A3 one currently on the loco and the A4 one previously on Scotsman and now with Jeremy Hosking as a spare for bittern. Ray.

    Apr 17, 2018 at 6:44 PM
  8. marshall5 replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Is it really necessary to provide quite so many on-train toilets - or, indeed, any at all? The journey time on most heritage lines is less than an hour (many half that) and there are usually perfectly adequate toilets at the termini so are they...

    Apr 17, 2018 at 12:46 PM
  9. marshall5 liked BanburyKev's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Engineering Up-date - February 2018 Submitted by Kevin West on 16 April, 2018 - 08:42 Locomotive Frame Assembly Firstly, an apoligy from me for the delay in posting this up-date. The reports are created around the schedule for our Warrior...

    Apr 17, 2018 at 10:07 AM
  10. marshall5 liked ilvaporista's post in the thread Oswestry Update.

    Work has gone on at Oswestry and other locations but some good news is that we have finally uncovered the track at the North end of the station. This had been hidden under a growing pile of sleepers for the past few(!) months. The last lot were...

    Apr 14, 2018 at 1:10 PM