Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by aron33, Feb 9, 2018.
Meeaoww. So true though.
If going for historical inaccuracy I would prefer a one off appearance in the other direction.
Damn the top feed, long cone boiler, extended smokebox etc. and give a show with Indian Red frames, scroll monogram etc.
it's trainspotteritis, once they all die off we should see more authenticity (well, I won't I guess....)
Somehow, I doubt it!
Some of the the younger generation seem quite happy with such things as a red 8F so no guarantee of any more authenticity.
Dangerous ground, it has, therefore it is.
Some of us old codgers didn't mind it either. When all's said and done, it's just a coat of paint and it was being used to haul passenger trains at the time!
It bemuses me that a one time freight engine in freight livery hauling a passenger train is considered more authentic than a one time freight engine in passenger livery hauling a passenger train. If you are looking at the big picture which one is better?
Neither. They’re equally ok in my book.
As this project has a 53xx and a tender already
What would a 53xx minus side tanks and bunker but plus tender look like ?
Can anyone do a line drawing or photoshop ?
Would it be better with last axle removed and run as a 2-6-0 ?
.... or just the two chassis, back to back, with a 7'-01/4" diameter boiler (in honour of IKB!) slung between 'em.
I'll get my coat .....
It's a 52xx. It would look similar to a 28xx or 2884 Class.
You mean a 5200? 53XX is a 2-6-0 Tender engine.
A conversion of 4200s to tender engines with Standard 1 boilers was envisaged at one stage. Here's a drawing of my interpretation of what it might have looked like.
A conversion of the 42/52 to a 2-6-0 retaining the Standard 4 boiler would be almost exactly a 4300 with smaller wheels.
That looks neat, and quite plausible -Leaving it as a 2-6-2 would leave a long way between firebox and tender... and it would have a nice Cab - which is just not right!
Well, the former might have actually happened 'back in the day', if a freight engine was called in after a last-minute failure on the scheduled passenger engine; the latter, not so much...
The one in-ticket!
Each item authentically presented in its own right.
lots of confusion on here now, I'm not going to attempt corrections.
authenticity didn't stop the LMS painting the Claughtons red , and if we were lucky enough to have one that could be the livery debate to end all livery debates .
when a loco has spent 2/3 of its life in preservation I would suggest authentic is whatever the current owner chooses .
an 8F in "improved engine green" would look nice
Just out of interest you put a lot of these interesting what if's on here, are they prepared using the software that I think the GWS or at least a member prepared?
They are great thanks!
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