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LAS Loco For Sale

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by SpudUk, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. SpudUk

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    I gather there is a LAS built 0-6-0 for sale in the UK, from the same class as Naklo on the South Tynedale and Tourska on the North Gloucestershire. She's about 95% completely from what I can gather. Anyone know any more?
     
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    Those are both handsome machines, but I think I prefer the original side tanks to the tender version.
    Would be most interested in hearing about this possible third loco.
    Buyers consortium anyone? ;)
     
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    I don't know, a tender version in Southern livery might have a certain quirky vibe to it - mainline on narrow gauge!
     
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    Maybe as a long term possibility, but one assumes if it's 95% complete, then building a tender would add to cash and time!
    Can you let us know where you heard about this, as no-one else appears to be posting ??
    I gather some North Norfolk people were working on a similar looking loco in Belgium last year - could it be that one?
    http://www.nnr-engineering.co.uk/xxxx/
     
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    I don't have much more info, think it's in the latest Traction Ads (http://tractionads.co.uk/html/current.htm), being sold by Jeremy Martin (I think) - but not sure who he is.
     
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    I'm interested if shares are at an entry level price.
    I can think of one railway that might be able to use such a locomotive...
     
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    If it's the L&B I guess it might use it on the short term, but the aim is for all MWs plus Lyn in the long term. I wonder whether a LAS would fit their loading gauge.

    There are a range of possibilities for an owners group, but it'd have to go somewhere where they can finish the boiler work of course.

    And then there's the livery - pistols at dawn??? :D
     
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    The L&B loading gauge is pretty generous for 2' gauge, but if one was to consider building a tender loco from the LAS, originality is clearly not a concern, so why not a new, SR style cab and shorter boiler fittings to suit the L&B. Short term might be longish term-it took 10 years to build Lyn. and 3 M-W's will take some saving up. When the L&B gets longer it will need road locomotives that can pull trains and earn.
    I ain't even going to discuss livery
     
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    I hear that it's been sold already, but I don't know to whom yet.
     
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    Yes, I understand that is the case.
     
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    In case anything else comes on the market might it be an idea to start a list of possible members of a buyers' syndicate?
     
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