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Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by AndrewT, Jul 17, 2012.

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    I won't be able to attend the Victorian Weekend, but I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures and videos that those who do go put on the internet. I did get to the gala weekend on the WHR in June and there is an album of pictures on my Flickr site. If anyone is interested in seeing them, this is the link:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/train-pix/albums/72157709296386971

    Hope they're of interest.
     
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    The latest update from Barrie Hughes' unofficial WHR site may provide a couple of talking points: http://www.isengard.co.uk/#News

    There are a couple of photos of Baldwin "590", which is coming along nicely.
     
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    It would be great if the rumours about K1 returning to traffic were true.

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    Slight change of plan for today as Merddin has decided to have a strop. Revised plan as follows (fitting staff already working on Merddin, so going to try and get it back for the 1440):

    OLS Photo Shoot Princess, Palmerston & Taliesin (vice Merddin)

    0800 Col S MIN Prince as booked off-shed 0730 as booked

    0840 Col S BLF Blanche vice Taliesin off-shed 0750 as booked for Tal

    1005 Service BLF Linda & Lyd as booked off-shed 0925 as booked - - Lyd needs coal

    1015 1920s BGT Prince as booked

    1050 Goods DDU Palmerston as booked off-shed 0950 as booked

    1100 Mixed BLF DLG as booked off-shed 1015 as booked

    1150 FRCo TYB Blanche vice Merddin

    1300 1920s BGT Taliesin as booked off-shed 1050 vice Merddin

    1335 Service BLF Linda & Lyd as booked

    1405 Col S TYB Prince as booked

    1440 Slates BLF Blanche vice DLG P96 becomes L96??

    1510 Goods RHG Palmerston as booked

    1540 1920s BGT Taliesin as booked

    1550 Vict BLF DLG as booked

    1650 Col S MIN Prince as booked

    1915 Dickins TYB Prince as booked

    1940 Glow MIN DLG vice Merddin
     
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    I must say the wood cladding of the new shed at 'Blodge' is very pleasing on the eye............
     
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    I just want to thank all of those who are involved in putting together and running the Victorian Weekend. It is a fantastic event and, despite very challenging weather this morning and the loss of ME from its first run, trains ran almost like clockwork. I would certainly be keen on going again and plan to make this a regular part of my gala visiting calendar.

    There was reference on here recently to some enthusiasts not taking narrow gauge seriously and of course location is a challenge - it took my four hours to get to Porthmadog last night and three hours to get home today, but what the Ffestiniog can put on makes it more worthwile than visiting many railways much closer to home.

    Only one disappointment - I decided against travelling on one of the WHR shuttles today as, with just such a short train passengers were packed in like sardines which didn't look like fun at all.

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    Short video filmed on Saturday in the woods around Tan y Bwlch
     
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    The Ffestiniog Railway during annual Vintage Weekend on the 6th October 2019. Featuring 'Merddin Emrys', 'Taliesin', 'Palmerston', 'Prince', 'David Lloyd George', 'Blanche' and 'Linda'.

    Video Available Here

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    Apologies of this has been posted elsewhere.

    New TV series 'Steam Train Britain', apparently containing quite a bit on the F&WHR, announced on (one of) the railway's websites today. It's on 'Yesterday' starting 20:00 this Thursday (17th Oct). Set those series links folks!
    http://insidemotion.co.uk/2019/10/14/new-tv-series-starting-this-week/

    There's also a report about Baldwin 4-6-0PT No.608, posted today, with a close-up image of the nearside valve gear, illustrating just how close to the track the Walschaerts gear's drop link/ anchor link are ...

    This prompted a recollection of something read many moons ago, concerning Joy valve gear, as fitted to the L&B 2-6-2s, which was described, by Martin Evans, as "having an advantage in applications where the motion was close to track level". I see what he meant!
     
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    The combination lever is nowhere near the track in that picture. The big end of the connecting rod is lower at its lowest point.
     
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    Cheers. Earlier post edited to actually make sense. Senior moment .... sorry 'bout that!:)
     
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    The Baldwin looks great. I love the dings in the dome and creases in the cab side sheets. Can't wait to see her at work.
     
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    Soon looks like there will be 2 Baldwins at Porthmadog?
    From the facebook posts 590 rebuild is doing well at the VoR.
    Whereas 608 looks ready to be steamed up and move.
    With the cooperation improving will there be a chance to double head the 2 locos in 2020, or will 608 have to go. back to Lancashire?



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    I'd be amazed if they don't meet up at some point, even if not on the F&WHR. Surely, some railway will see the potential of two Baldwin's together as a gala attraction and take the initiative to get them together?

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    Sounds like a job for the Ashover mob. :)
     
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    An even better pair up would be War Department Baldwins and Alcos in steam together.
     
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