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2999: Lady of Legend

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Ian White, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Ian White

    Ian White New Member

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    Hi All

    Does anyone know how they are getting on , with this Build at Didcot at all ? , thanks for any help in advance

    Ian
     
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  3. Ian White

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    Jimc , thank you very much I missed that in my internet serach earlier , good to know that they are doing well with the loco , I'm looking forward to seing it

    Ian
     
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    it's taken 40 years so far, so I wouldn't hold your breath.
     
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    New Echo arrived this week. Bogie modifications completed motion works ongoing. Slave boiler now removed and overhauled boiler being finally dressed for out of frames hydraulic and steam tests.
     
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    The boiler was tested today. Photo on the didcot Facebook page

    Sent from my PRA-LX1 using Tapatalk
     
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    2999 on Broadway reopening train anyone?!
     
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    Just yesterday, Maindy Hall's boiler has been steam tested, out of frames, for the first time since the locomotive was withdrawn.
    This is a great achievement for the 2999 group, and now the in-frame test is needed.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Sounds like an idea, be great to see it on the SVR toplights at Bewdley one day though!
     
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    Brilliant! I remember seeing the locomotive way way back in 2007 when the frames and a few other bits had been done. I was admiring the squared off frames I recall. I think this was also before her name was announced potentially?

    Another worthy new build/rebuild coming into steam soon. Can only be good for the movement. Keep it up ladies and gents - it's a grand job.
     
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    I remember donating to the original appeal in about 1975. The lack of progress in the intervening years stopped me from donating to any subsequent Didcot appeal.
     
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    A thousand ages in Thy sight are like an evening gone!:)
     
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    With the out of frames test done, we are ready for the final result:[​IMG]
     
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    Anyway, once the boiler is in the frames, the final steps will need to be done: pipe fitting, boiler cladding and insulating, cab fittings installed on the firebox backhead, valves and blastpipe work in the smokebox, and etc...
     
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    Should be ready by this Christmas then! Come on, we're all running out of time!
     
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    Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a 4-6-0 from the Great Western. One that dosn't look like all the rest... Oh wait! (Tin hat, flak jacket and AWACS scrambled!)
     
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    And yet here we are, with a Saint class locomotive close to reappearing. Good things come...
     
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    And they say it's the youngsters who want everything today...
     
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    Fantastic job on this. I like the squared front framing too, looks a bit different to other GW 4-6-0s. All this Southern and GWR stuff is distracting me from the LMS!
     
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