Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Moylesy98, Jan 25, 2016.
Am I right in thinking only 5000, 5025 and 45110 of the 18 have the domeless boilers?
Yes I think you are right and 4767 is the only one with the later boiler with the top feed on the front ring
Doesn't 45491 have this type of boiler, as well?
Maybe I was only thinking of those that have already been restored
It shouldn't have, unless it had a repair at St Rollox, of course.
I've hunted for photographic evidence and the best I've come up with is this piccie at Barry. That looks like the studs for the top feed on the front ring.
It must have been a St Rollox overhaul in 1962 when it acquired boiler no. 12823 which is a front ring top feed unit, 12870 is fitted to 4767, so I would say yes it does have the later boiler design. I'm on the GC tomorrow for a charter so I'll have a look.
Well, I was half right!
Was one of them Mr Reeder, by any chance?
1968? Not likely. Several of them went on to much greater success in railway preservation.
Curious to know how well progress is going on Bahamas. Are they still hopeful for a 2017 return?
According to the last Society Journal I received the answer is yes so it won't be long before we have a Jubilee back in proper BR livery.
I was told the society hoped to have it steam before the end of the year......
And which of the many 'authentic' BR liveries would that be?
It'll be the one they choose, and why not?!
I said proper meaning the one people remember, 5690 is correct in that it and several other Jubilees appeared in BR lined Black, to be 100% right for that engine it should have BRITISH RAILWAYS on the tender. The red one is of course totally wrong.
It's already chosen, lined green
Strictly speaking, John, this engine didn't acquire its double chimney until 1961 so for full authenticity we are looking at BR lined green with the later crest on the tender.
I think that is the livery that has been chosen. The Society still has a lot of the original members on the management committee so is less likely get it wrong. Prior to the double chimney I think it ran with a Fowler tender for a few years
Entirely agree, but green would be my choice.
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