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45699 Galatea

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by TonyMay, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. lifeboat1721

    lifeboat1721 New Member

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    She was being "fired" today ready for her run tom!! Lets all keep our fingers crossed :)
     
  2. mike1522

    mike1522 Long Time Member Friend

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    Don't forget Lizzie, when she is back. Awhile, I know.

    45699: Things are getting better by the second.
     
  3. MarkinDurham

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    One could also wish for the return of 46203 as well :)

    Mark
     
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    mike1522 Long Time Member Friend

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    I think that the PRLCT have a plan in place for her in the future. I read it out of Steam Railway magazine in 2011.

    Back to Galatea, Go Galatea!
     
  5. RalphW

    RalphW Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Bit confused. Is 5690 also getting steamed up already or for a trip in the short-term future? Last I heard was 5690's cab was still outside the shed at Carnforth when 45699 was making her first movements and trials.
     
  8. Martin Perry

    Martin Perry Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Wild speculation appears to be alive and well on Natpres :)
     
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    mike1522 Long Time Member Friend

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    I forgot what issue of Steam Railway Magazine it was but there definitely was a good article officially stating that PRLCT would start fundraising for 6203 in a few years or so. I'm not getting 6201, 6203 and 6233 confused when talking ab:)ut them.

    How did this thread turn into this? Oh, the color red!

    Anyway, I hope Carnforth get some great results tomorrow with Galatea.;)
     
  10. david1984

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    We all know the best loco's are painted green, that's why Mr Smith has his favourite pet Scots Guardsman painted like that, a sort of tribute act to proper loco's *runs for cover*

    While on the subject or paint, do I presume 46233 will have been attacked with a maroon brush when she reappears ?.
     
  11. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Correct, LNER Apple Green or SR Malachite Green. :)
     
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    Too right. Improved engine green...

    Tom
     
  13. RalphW

    RalphW Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    :( Senior moment......
     
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    It would appear not
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sulzer-power/8669690692/
     
  15. RalphW

    RalphW Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    And unfortunately was 'failed' this morning before leaving the yard.:(
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Happens to us all Ralph. :)
     
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    Given the magnitude of the restoration its hardly a shock that teething problems occur but it would surely be more economic to do some running in at a heritage line before embarking on main line tests? Obviously WCR to do as they see fit, their property etc and they will be more frustrated than anyone. No doubt offers have been made in the past but not really seen as necessary. If only the original plan for 10A to feed locos for the Lakeside branch had come to fruition ...........
     
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    From his most recent post, I thought you were suggesting that Ralph is sometimes failed before he's left the shed. Sticking draincocks again?!

    Richard
     
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    RalphW Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Last time it was faulty blow down valve.:(
     
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    Apparently failed by Nat Pres Paint Police for being painted the wrong colour.

    Bob.
     

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