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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by GeoffS75, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Breva

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    I'm really glad there has been a breakthrough, things sounded very dark on the grapevine only a few months ago. Brilliant.
    A big thank you to those that turned it round.
    I'm happy to buy some shares, I hope people here will too.
    (I am a shareholder in 4253, and look what they did with our money :) ) (and yes, they do have a follow on project, a very bare 0-6-2 GWR tank loco, about the barest Barry engine I ever saw)
     
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    It should be noted that the Std 3 2-6-2 tanks were designed two years before the Std 3 2-6-0s. So, in typical Swindon fashion, pre-existing components were used to build the 2-6-0.
     
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    As far as I am aware, it has been sorted.
     
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    There seems to be an assumption on Nat Pres that the idea of preservation groups working together is something of a rarity, where as the complete opposite is in fact the case. There is a vast informal network of bodies with common interests sharing ideas, skills and components across the country which many people never get to hear about, but believe me it is an every day occurrence in preservation and has been going on for years.

    Peter James
     
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    I must have done very well to have spent something like 7 years volunteering and yet to have encountered it then! :')
     
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    I started volunteering in 1972 I have encountered it on numerous occasions over the years. Over the years I have been a volunteer, worked full time for three preserved Railways, worked for BR , worked for a Tram company and been a Contractor, that is the way to get the contacts. :)
     
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    For me too, neighbours to the GWSR have been very kind, we have a common cause. It's been very enjoyable meeting all these guys, and as above it does indeed lead to contacts. I even swapped a pair of GWR lamp posts at a Midland railway, for a pair of Midland ones on the GWSR ! Everyone's a winner if you cooperate. And it's fun :)
     
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    Or indeed on this forum, I've been helped several times by other members.
     
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    All those loco's going around on Low Loaders between March and May then again in September and November for galas have literally passed you by then?
     
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    Rather more than just locos on lorries! I believe the OP works at the GCR: to take an example from that neck of the woods, they are procuring a new smokebox wrapper, door and mounting ring for their Standard Class 2 tender engine and the 84030 group at the Bluebell has taken the opportunity to purchase the same for 84030 as a single order. Such examples of co-operation are far from unusual.

    Tom
     
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    Agreed. 34081 needed a new smokebox door. Discussions with fellow Bulleid owners soon resulted in a small batch order to the SDR with a resulting reduction in unit costs. Then there was the theft of components we suffered back in 1997 just after she'd passed her in frames boiler inspection. Within days replacement parts had been offered by others so we could get her running prior to us getting new ones made. Such cooperation is far from rare.
     
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    I missed the smiley on the end. I'm well aware of how much co operation goes on between various railways and groups.
     
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    The B.R. Standard Locomotive Owners Group an the Bulleid Society, to name but two, where loco owners share drawings, patterns and, importantly, knowledge.
     
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    76077 is on the move at last (quick restoration or what?!) and has started its journey to become a great asset to the GWSR. See the latest "Broadway Extension Blog".

    broadwayextensionblog.blogspot.co.uk/
     

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