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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 9A., Nov 11, 2015.

  1. jsm8b

    jsm8b Part of the furniture

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    Tell everyone -- DSC_1880 70000 Arley 070918.JPG Looking and sounding good


    Not sure that the pump is discrete though ! Pretty evident from the front, not that I know where else it could be mounted.
    DSC_1850 70000 Hampton Loade 070918.JPG
     
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    I see the shed code has not been replaced yet
     
  3. Big Al

    Big Al Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    Look on the bright side. You never know when you may need to get at it and the moment you stick it between the frames you have a potential problem.
     
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    The pump has always been an eyesore, but has rarely given trouble there.
     
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    Sounded good on the SVR today [​IMG]

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    jsm8b: "Not sure that the pump is discrete though ! Pretty evident from the front, not that I know where else it could be mounted."

    At least she doesn't look like this!
    [​IMG][​IMG]

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    I’m not a big fan of the Brits without the deflectors
     
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    But the self-cleaning plate is there. Does that mean that the smokebox still has the self-cleaning stuff?
     
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    Cant wait to see her in action!!!!
     
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    It's been a long time coming, but she's made it. 70000 at Tenbury Wall on the first of her runs from Bridgnorth today. Love a little sneak peek before the main event in two weeks time. She's on loaded test Monday-Wednesday with a different diesel tailing each day, then solo on Thursday. DSC_0264 (2).JPG
     
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  11. Jamessquared

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    Don't know for certain on Britannia, but could well just be a cosmetic detail. I can think of a number of locos in preservation that have SC on the smokebox but no equipment - 73082 as one example.

    Tom
     
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    Is she being tested at higher speeds next week as Royal Scot was? Must admit I like the SVR being used as LSL's test track - any chance of Blue Peter next year?!
     
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    Oh yes please! If that's happening, Mum, Dad whatever Jobs you want doing around the house, I'm there!
     
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    Test runs today cancelled.
    Testing on SVR continues tomorrow with 70000 hauling 6 carriages from the GWR set with a diesel (TBA) on the rear, then with D1062 on the rear Wednesday and solo on Thursday according to SVR loco roster.
     
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    I think the intention is to do so. It will be KR-BY, either after service or in October when the daily service has finished.
     
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    I think SC really stands for Support Crew - particularly apt on the smokebox door!
     
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    There are some who believe it has something to do with Scotland...;)
     
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    Tom, why has 73082 not got the self cleaning apparatus? Ease of maintenance?
     
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    There's nothing specific about it in the Camelot restoration book; I assume that by time it came out of Barry, the screens were either non-existent or corroded beyond redemption, so I guess not much incentive to put it back. Pretty certain none of our locos have them fitted; certainly not any of the ones I have fired.

    Tom
     
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    Some NYMR locos have them fitted as part of the spark arresting arrangement.
     

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