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Construction of 3' Gauge Blyth for Southwold Railway Trust by NBR Engineering, Darlington

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by David Humphreys, May 16, 2019 at 8:55 PM.

  1. David Humphreys

    David Humphreys New Member

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    The boiler was finished last week and is awaiting final certification from British Engineering.

    Today, the chassis assembly was started.

    Have added the photo of the completed boiler to complete the record to date
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    Why build a new loco when there is are two perfectly good 3 foot gauge locos Kettering Furnaces No.8 and Handyman from Kettering ironstone railways crying out for support, one at Market Harborough and the other at the NRM?
     
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    The Trust who is paying can choose whatever locomotive they like.
     
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    Perfect response David!

    Great work with the boiler, looking forward to seeing this loco emerge, hopefully you'll be able to post a few pics here from time to time as construction progresses?

    Keith
     
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    Probably because The Southwold Railway want a Southwold Railway locomotive?
     
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    And their owned by someone else. The NRM may not want to enter a lease agreement. The loan of No. 8 might come with strings attached.

    Annnd.... a new locomotive has the benefits of a new locomotive... i.e. won't be worn out...
     
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    I think having an original Southwold locomotive is a statement of intent as much as it is having a working locomotive.
     
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    Congratulations to the Southwold Trust and all of the team working on this project.
     

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