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Fantasy Locomotive Trading (Warning: Contains WIBN)

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by ruddingtonrsh56, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. LesterBrown

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    That would be swapping a 10 wheeled tank engine for an 8 wheel tender engine.....substitute 9351 perhaps?
     
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    My information came from Alan Blooms book 'Steam Engines at Bressingham' Essentially Alan disliked inside cylinder locomotives, and was rather dismissive of the Great Eastern loco's that He saw as a child. There was a group of enthusiasts, I'm not sure if they were Traction Engine or Model Engineers Who took Him to see 62613 but He could not be inspired. To think that Alan Bloom would need another group in order to raise money is almost laughable. I am certain that the East Anglian Traction Engine Club were not involved.
     
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    What about a GW 28XX or 38XX for a Thompson O1.

    Forget any anti Thompson bias these were reputedly excellent locos, well liked by their crews. I remember reading that when 38b/16d was taken over by the Midland region almost ex-works O1's were, much to the disgust of the locomen replaced by 8F's not always in the best of condition.
     
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    Given the source of your information, I stand corrected.
     
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    GWR 28xx for a WD 2-8-0
    BR 2-6-4T for a Rhymmney A class
    Merchant Navy for a Claughton
    Black 5 for a Saint/Court or Grange
    Any of the Panniers for a 1016 class Pannier

    I would have swapped something for a Dean single but couldn't think of anything obvious to get rid of! i would swap all but one of the black fives for one if i could...
     
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    Pannier! Open footplate and short saddle tank surely?
     
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    I've always prefered the pannier version myself, i always think that the short saddle tank ones look like an RSH Ugly, which isn't a complement!
     
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    Swap a prawn and mayo with dill sauce sandwich for a 1970 BLT
    Swap GWR King for a Exmouth Junction built Elsan hut
    Swap a Bedford crew van to wear the inspectors hat on Belgian Marine going over shap on the loco trials
    Swap a colour light signal for any gantry on any region
    Swap a 440 for TSR 2
     
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