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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Orion, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Wagoniester

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    6896 has arrived at Sheffield Park it would appear... as has 30064 in readiness for onward travel to her new home/owner. The mystery still stands as to where she is off to...
     
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    Do you mean 6989?
     
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    Yes... yes I do! Not sure how I got that number so wrong as I was looking at the picture.
     
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    All that Swindon stuff looks the same to me too! ;)
     
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    Thought someone had been batch-producing new "Granges" for a minute!

    Richard.
     
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    That was my th0ught too, though it would have been rather a large batch.
     
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    That’s Swindon for you - Southern numbering was a far easier scheme to follow …

    Tom
     
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    .... if not always to explain! ;)
     
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    I thought the light had been seen by those in Sussex and an EE Type 3 had arrived…
     
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    Oh well, such is the price of Cromptons and 73s being so reliable they got pinched by lines away from their old stamping grounds!
     
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    Don’t know what you’re on about! For example, SR No. 1 could be A1 in which case it was an example of a class O1. Or it could be B1, in which case it was an I1. Or it could be E1 - but that was obviously a T1. On the Isle of Wight they did their own thing, so W1 was an E1. And of course Bulleid built C1, but that was a Q1, (but obviously not a Stirling Q1 - that would be silly).

    What could be simpler than that?

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    I doff my cap to your unassailable logic, sir! :Pompus:
     
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    The LMS didn't bother with classifications. A 3F could be a Jinty, or a Midland 0-6-0 goods, a class 4 could be a 2-6-4 tank or an Ivatt 2-6-0, and so on..
     
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    Which LMS shed was Mr Hobson in charge of then? :)
     
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    To add to the confusion, it wasn't unusual for numbering systems to be changed.
     
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    21C xxxx It's obvious when You think about it.
     
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    It wasn't that though, that would have given you 21C0001.
    I wonder how Bulleid would have distinguished 2-6-0 and 0-6-2?
     
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    It seems that Stowe departed on one of the lorries bringing the Hall in, to a JM steam engineering firm for work on the cylinders.
     
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    The xxxx was purely for illustrative purposes (More GWR overthinking?)

    2-6-0 would be 20C
    0-6-2 would be 02C

    As I said, It's obvious when You think about it, and probably better not to built 2-6-0's and 0-6-2's
     
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    Following the logic with the Pacific numbering, sort of. It's done by axles, not wheels. So 4-6-2 being 21C. But then the Q1s were 0-6-0s and were merely C. 2-6-0 should be 10C and 0-6-2 01C. Probably.
     

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