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MHR Autumn Steam Gala 2014.

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by green five, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. 73129

    73129 Part of the furniture

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    The only big question will be which way round will the visiting locos arrive. Wouldn't mind seeing two or three visiting locos facing out of Alton for a change.
     
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    7812 has now been confirmed as attending...

    James
     
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    We are delighted to announce that Manor Class No. 7812 Erlestoke Manor will be joining our impressive Autumn Steam Gala lineup, courtesy of the Erletsoke Manor Fund and Severn Valley Railway!

    As part of our GWR themed gala she will be joining Castle Class No. 5029 Nunney Castle, Hall Class No. 6960 Raveningham Hall, GWR Tank 4270 and Britannia Class No.70000. Britannia will be renumbered as 70025 Western Star especially for the event!

    http://www.watercressline.co.uk/product.php/33/autumn-steam-gala
     
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    Hampshire Unit Well-Known Member Friend

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    Excellent news.... a Manor on green SR stock, just like the old inter-regionals on the Redhill line. Looking forward to this. Also, living so close to the station in Alresford, I should get some good garden sound effects from all these barking GWR engines!
     
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    Just need someone to persuade Matt to arrange a photocharter with 7812.
     
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    With 5 visiting engines, 4 passenger sets ( assuming no shuttle) and 1 freight will the home fleet be required ?
     
  7. Duty Druid

    Duty Druid Resident of Nat Pres

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    A little taster of what I think will be the "star" of the show (if only for noise alone! :eek:) can be found Here...... or Here!
     
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    I was wondering about that but with it being gala season I wonder how many of the home fleet will actually be there. Wouldnt be surprised if Nelson and Cheltenham are elsewhere during the gala.
     
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    I have tried...a politically correct version of the answer is "No!!"
     
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    Maybe someone else could come forward and run a photo charter.
     
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    Duty Druid Resident of Nat Pres

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    Its pretty much Matt & Warwicks territory..........

    Then of course, is the loco (or any of them for that matter....) available for charters? If so, at what cost ( remember the proposed cost of a charter with Braunton! :eek:)
     
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    Excellent. Not been behind a Manor before.
     
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    What are you waiting for?
     
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    Maybe close down some stations, leave the sheds unlocked and invite local scrotes to help themselves overnight and why not scrap the bunch engines too for that ultra real effect ?

    :)

    Steam gala is a STEAM gala.
     
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    Duty Druid Resident of Nat Pres

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    Exactly! :)

    And the last time the MHR tried a mixed traffic gala, 2010, I believe the numbers didn't stack up........................................ Its either a steam gala or a box bonanza, but NOT a combination of both! ;)

    Cater for specific market and get the engines that will appeal, and its a winning formula, dilute things with boxes that aren't in two tone or just green - then people loose interest!!

    And you wont find me anywhere near a cranks gala!
     
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    Haven't you heard Dave, class 40 40145 will be visiting at this years diesel gala in September. More info can be found on the MHR diesel gala thread or on WNXX forum

    http://www.national-preservation.com/threads/mhr-diesel-gala-5th-7th-september.289388/
     
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  17. Unlikely

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    I would say all my most entertaining and enjoyable preserved steam runs have been behind Manors, it's very rare to have a dull/quiet run with their bark, and on the Mid-Hants gradients... might be even better than 20087 at last year's diesel gala... (because I'm open-minded enough to appreciate all preserved heritage traction that volunteers pour their time and effort into, and won't be throwing pathetic, denigrating terms like 'box' and 'kettle' around)
     
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    I prefer "kettles", sorry STEAM ENGINES to b b boxes.......................... not my problem if you can't see the 'humour'! o_O

    Each to their own......
     
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    Well. like Unlikely, I think it may have some competition! This other "Star" (oh well, Manor really) was certainly making a good noise when it passed me a couple of months ago.
     

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