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LSL Ltd / Icons of Steam fleet

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 26D_M, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Matt37401

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    Also depends on crews signing for them (traction knowledge) and route knowledge. Not sure what the situation is but a few years ago if a driver didn't drive a particular loco type for 6 months he had to do the course again. Not sure what the rules are now.
     
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    The public probably aren't interested in diesels. They are, however, probably interested in days out on a train, even when they have no interest in railways, as such. People don't generally go on bus tours because they are interested in buses.
     
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    While I appreciate the economics of it, IMHO most diesels and the larger steam locos really need to be experienced on the main line
     
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    Which is why I'm very tempted to save up for the Alycidon/Tornado trip later this year :)
     
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    Reported on Twitter that 34046 will remain as 34052 for the rest of this year for the RAF100 Anniversary.
     
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    Bittern reported as retiring to Margate (new 30 vehicle shed ex Hornby)
     
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    60019 Bittern
     
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    Bittern has arrived at Margate with both of her tenders (pictures from Hornby Twitter feed): [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my D6603 using Tapatalk
     
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    Hornby announces the launch of its new 12" to the foot live steam range ;)
     
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    Can't wait for them to do the same with the Airfix Range. MK22 Spitfire with a Griffin engine? I'm in! :)
     
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    Captain Slow (aka James May) already did the 1:1 scale Spitfire kit ...... though I don't think it ever flew! :)
     
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    Saw it at Cosford! Still a rather impressive piece of kit when you get up close to it!
     
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    I'm waiting for them to introduce an Mansell L class :)
     
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    There was that website for a Maunsell L1 kicking about for a couple of months a while back, but that kite evidently didn't fly ..... possibly because the idea seemed to be no more than the website. The whole thing had a distinct "batch of 'Leaders' will be the second project" sort of whiff to it.
     
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    The Maunsell L1 was the second project; the first one was a Thompson L1. You can probably find the thread if you dig around - but if so, please keep it quiet! All part of Nat Pres folklore now ...

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    Mum's the word ....... and you ain't seen me ..... OK? ;)
     
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    Don't forget the J39 with a "copper boiler"!! Wasn't that project #1?
    Ray.
     
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    Would have been the perfect motive power for Alf's Little Scheme...
     
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    Quite a good thing of LSL's to have such a display facility for engines out of turn.

    If I ever wind up down there I'll have to give it a look.
     

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