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Baldwin "Lyn" new build.

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Meiriongwril, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. rb004

    rb004 New Member

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    Don't want to be a pedant, but "Lyn was the only American built locomotive to run on Southern rails". What about the USA tanks then? Or didn't they actually arrive until after nationalisation?
     
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    It may only be nic picking, but the difference is that 'LYN' was build for the L&BR and therefore for the Southern, where as the USA Tanks where a generic design which went to war and back again.

    I have to admit that before the LYN project was announced I had just found a 2ft 6in gauge version of a USA Tank in Java which would make a nice rebuild, but there would be very little point in that now as a new LYN is to be built =P~ .

    That said, I would not mind seeing another Baldwin type in Devon at some stage, but just what it should be I don't have anything firm just yet, so let's just get this one done first of all.

    Now all I have to do is to wait for the money from my bank to come though and then it gets paid into the Fund :-D

    Regards

    Colin R
     
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    Cold and tasteless ? 'Cos that best describes their other products.

    Now, if Fullers built narrow-gauge railways, perhaps there could be an Extra Strength Baldwin......

    Richard
     
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    http://images2.fotopic.net/?iid=yel7nn& ... quality=70
    Wanna change your mind?
     
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    I think RGCorris meant Carlsberg, not the Ffestiniog.
     
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    Oops, sorry, I was just so expecting somone to tell me I was wrong, clearly people are in less of an agumentative mood at the moment.
     
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    Hmmm, you could be right - from an admittedly very quick search, the "USA tanks" came along sometime in '46, I've changed that bit.

    Thanks for pointing that out.
     
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    It's an easy mistake to make. It appears in Catchpole, and because everyone tends to use that as their basic reference, it gets repeated everywhere. Of course when he wrote the book it was true!

    Ciaran

    Hmmm... probably a good time to give the L&B's Yahoo group a subtle plug: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/exmoor-ng/
     
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    If you want a more powerful and still extant version of Lyn, look to Puffing Billy, Australia. They are classy locos
     
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    I get a "cannot link" from your hyperlink. Anyway, 'twas you who compared the Fezzy to Carlsberg, not me ;-)

    Richard
     
  11. Old Kent Biker

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    Is that one of Winson Engineering kits, do you know? I'd like to use that picture (and any other model LYN photos anyone cares to let me have) on the website, if that is okay?

    regards,


    Martyn
     
  12. Yes that locomotive is a Winson/modelworks engine
     
  13. SillyBilly

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    When I was at Betws-Y-Coed in September/October time, he had a ModelWorks one nearing completion in the workshop.
     
  14. err billy i dont think it was a modelworks one mate paul dosent touch things like kits everything is built in house
     
  15. SillyBilly

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    Yes it is because he said it was a Modelworks one and that it was a pain.
     
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    To get back to the new build...
    The 762 Club has got off to a flying start, with about 8% of the shares sold in just the first couple of weeks.

    Don't miss out on a chance to be part-owner of this loco - go to www.762club.com and see how you can buy some shares! \:D/
     
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    Do you actually know that? Because I am a member of that club and that is not what the owner told me...
     
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    The http://www.762club.com project is now over 1/8th subscribed - not bad in just three weeks!
     
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    Martin Perry Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    A couple of questions; did it have bar frames?, also, who now owns the design rights to Baldwins products? I wonder if they could sue for copyright abuse should they be so minded.......
     
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    Yes, LYN did have outside bar frames (see the diagram here). I don't know who would now own the design rights, although Baldwin assets were eventually taken over by Lima-Hamilton in 1951, BLH continued tobuild Baldwin diesels until pulling out of locomotive construction in 1956.

    I believe many of the surviving records are in the California State Railroad Museum. It is probably very unlikely that anybody would sue over the building of a replica of an 1898 design.
     

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