Clearly you never saw 13065 in LMS red :)
Is it just me, or does 13065 look different after this latest overhaul?:D
But back on track - that looks fantastic!
Speaking of the Leader, I was thinking about it the other day. If Bulleid was after a modern-looking, labour saving loco which could be driven...
How effective were the stumpy little wing plates either side of the chimney on the A2/2s? Presumably they weren't fatally useless at clearing...
Were it I who had mega millions to bankroll an A2 overhaul, it would have to be as Mr P intended, at least to begin with. Authenticity in this...
Tubes long removed, I'm afraid.
The next time Tornado goes into the works, it would only take a little mix up with smokeboxes to produce a loco looking rather similar to that ;)...
Other than 01/02 July, will the well tank be visible/accessible when not operational? I might be able to visit on one of the Wednesdays
Nobody else noticed that the BR repaint coincides with the Lostok Hall theme gala in a couple of weeks then?
Question is, is the loco more valuable to the NRM as a roving ambassador up and down the country or as a popular exhibit in one place, a la Mallard?
Some of it is in use on 13065
I'm confused, wasn't that last tender tank a new one, ex-Jeremy Hosking?
Didn't this loco already have a name, 'Sturdee', though not carried for several years?
Didn't a number of S160s suffer boiler explosions in Britain during WW2? A few mentioned here
Although it was a large design, I gather there's a comparatively short overbite from the front end in this case so maybe not necessary?
Excellent progress. Running in around New Year's at this rate!;)
SR malachite on a rebuild would certainly get a few people frothing :p
There are, just not by road, so I'd recommend wellies or a good set of boots and walking in, either from Ewood Bridge, Helmshore or Stubbins
Are you sure about that one? Seems to be out and about a fair bit at the moment
In all fairness, an ELR summer gala usually has, IIRC, 7 visitors or so? A wealthy selection relative to some lines. The 31 and two peaks are...
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