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2999: Lady of Legend

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

  1. S.A.C. Martin

    S.A.C. Martin Part of the furniture

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    I defy anyone to tell me we absolutely, definitely, 100% needed yet another GWR Hall in railway preservation after you look at that completed Saint with the full paint job applied.

    Magnificent!
     
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    Do these people actually exist or are they just a product of your fevered imagination ?? ;)
     
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  3. S.A.C. Martin

    S.A.C. Martin Part of the furniture

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    No, they do exist. Have a read of this thread and weep! :(
     
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    That sounds like a challenge to me Simon, so I looked at @Paul42 's first image and what do I see - a pair of GWR Halls! OK the leading one has a more elaborate paint job and a smaller tender, but there is no getting away from the fact that all GW 4-6-0s still look very much the same. If its looks you're after it would have been much easier to restore 4942 as it was, pair it with a small tender and paint it accordingly! Is that defiant enough for you?

    Seriously though the guys involved have done a superb job and can be justifiably proud of the end product.

    Peter James
     
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    Don't bring Castles into the argument!! :);):Happy::Nailbiting:o_O

    Keith
     
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    "This isn't an argument, it's just contradiction!"
    "No, it isn't!"
    "Yes, it is!"
    M.Python c.1970.
     
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    So Castles are a contradiction?
     
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    no …….they are big(ger) Stars
     
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    Well stars are a constellation!

    Sent from my PRA-LX1 using Tapatalk
     
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    Another couple from Saturday : -
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    Some parts of 2999 are the same as a Hall. That's what made the project practicable.
    Some parts of 2999 are not the same as a Hall. That's what made the project worthwhile.
     
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    Very well put!
     
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    Very different with its 6 feet 8 inch driving wheels. It’s a handsome engine
     
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    The Loco Roster has been updated. It is no longer running 13 & 14 July.

    It will be running:
    • Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July with the Teddy Bear
    • Weekends 27 July - 18 August with the Railmotor
    • Wednesdays 31 July - 21 August with 1450
    • Bank Holiday Weekend 24 - 26 August with 1450
     
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