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34046 Braunton

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 92143, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Christopher125

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    Did someone take a request for it to match Braunton's livery a little too literally?

    Chris
     
  2. Maunsell man

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    Eeeeuuuuwwwk! hideous.
     
  3. Neil_Scott

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    Would look nice behind a red 8F?
     
  4. Victor

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    I think it looks OK.
     
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    I think the Black 5 that was wallpapered for a TV ad in the 70s would be a good partner!
     
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    Looks as though it's only days away from steaming............
     
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    Presumably test runs will be required before she takes main line trains. It will be worth the wait.
     
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    Whisper is that the bogie needs new tyres.
     
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    Oberlokfuhrer - Do you have a source for that 'whisper' or is it just a rumour with no factual grounding?
     
  10. referee

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    Re: 34046 Braunton - Health check

    Braunton is moving on Monday 17th Dec 2012 from Bury Lancs to Carnforth, all being well she will do a test run from Carnforth back to Carnforth if successful will be able to take up the scheduled trips that week.
     
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    Re: 34046 Braunton - Health check

    Fingers crossed. Can't wait to see her on the mainline.
     
  12. Sidmouth

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    Re: 34046 Braunton - Health check

    From the works via facebook


    Hope he doesn't mind me reposting this here.. But Riley has posted on his forum the following about 34046:

    '34046 is in the works yard this evening, in steam, the safety valves just had their final setting and the Insurance boiler surveyor having witnessed setting of same.

    A million and one 'snagging' jobs now underway.......and hopefully commencement of 'running in'

    I see news of the test runs has been publicised on another forum......whilst we will plug away at getting the loco to 'Riley' standard....publicising test runs at this stage is just tempting fate....and yes, I am very superstitious!...;)'
     
  13. RalphW

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    Re: 34046 Braunton - Health check

    I see that the times have now been removed from the Prestion Station Site, "At the request of the TOC"
     
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    I have heard rumors that this was in steam last night and is moving to carnforth for its test run sometime this next week. Are these rubbish rumors or are they the truth??? Anyone have any more info?
     
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    It was in steam last night...........snagging ongoing.....
     
  16. RalphW

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    Times for the move were on the Preston Station site but have since been removed 'at the request of the TOC'.
     
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    Two threads on 34046 have been merged together.

    Richard
     
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    There seems to be a path booked , however whether it is taken up depends on any remedial matter and getting miles under her belt on the ELR . We wish Ian and his team well with their endeavours , until she comes out , we won't know
     
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    Probably unlikley, but it would be a nice finish of her miles at the ELR if she were to stick around for the gala in a month's time
     
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    Re: 34046 Braunton - Health check

    Should the test run(s) and the 2 Cathedral Express Runs occur, what a great finale to year 2012! Really
     

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