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Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by SpudUk, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. meeee

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    YEEEY more pictures!!!

    Boooo comment from meee!!
     
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    People should keep a lid on adverse comments .... (lid - Lyd, geddit? a pune or play on words :))
     
  4. having seen lyd in the flesh get the feeling that its a model engineers loco I'm not knocking the quality of the work as i know the lads who work on it very well the rivets and buts and bolts are all in there right places! surely a ng15 would of been better to overhaul
     
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    Lyd is a major missing piece of English narrow gauge history!

    As much as I like the NG15s, they can wait.

    Why are all the haters suddenly coming out of the wood work?
     
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    Perhaps theyve heard what captain howey said.......
     
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    The only reason it feels funny is because it is absulutely brand spanking new. After a few years it will have a patina all of its own; I don't hear anyone knocking Taliesin or Corris No.7 much these days. Try thinking that this is just what the original L & B engines looked like direct from the manufacturers, and that once upon a time such deliveries were an everyday part of the railway scene

    Tim
     
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    Vive Lyd - and Vive Lyn - in fact Vive everything L&B and boo hiss to the nay-sayers!!! :)
     
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    "having seen lyd in the flesh get the feeling that its a model engineers loco I'm not knocking the quality of the work as i know the lads who work on it very well the rivets and buts and bolts are all in there right places! surely a ng15 would of been better to overhaul"

    You'd prefer the rivets, nuts and bolts to be in the wrong places? And we are restoring an NG15. Keep up, lad.
     
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    Vive la Lyd!!!

    I started a website for my unofficial fan group :)
     
  11. How i cant stand the froth!
    Andrew t i just feel that using modern methods of construction would of saved alot of time
     
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    The current plan is that Lyd's first public steaming will take place at Boston Lodge on Sunday May 2nd with the lighting up scheduled for 1030.

    Another good reason to attend the FR's Quirks and Curiosities weekend.
     
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    Thanks for the update, Andrew.

    Is there any more confirmed/potential news about what else is happening during the Q&C Gala, or when announcements are likely to be made?
     
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    Excellant, 4 days before the election! Will be busy but might find some time! On my sister's birthday no-less, what are the odds!
     
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    And then everybody can stand around for a few hours while it raises some pressure. Or not.
     
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    Like getting the cab components laser cut?
     
  17. no as i think they where laser cut! i was thinking more welding and fabricating certain items this allso greatly reduces the costs too
     
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    They were laser cut. I don't really see these components you think could be fabricated.
    I suppose the cab could be welded rather than rivited, but it just wouldn't look right.
     
  19. |For a start the cylinders could of been fabricated (this is common practice on the continent) mostr castings could be fabricated william
     
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    Sometime this week. Watch this space.It's looking good.
     

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