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MHR Restorations and Overhauls

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by LN850, May 21, 2010.

  1. green five

    green five Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. I will endeavour to get there early with a tenner in my hand. Always wanted to travel on the freight. I hope the weather is okay though as I imagine it gets rather draughty on the QMB!

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    Don't forget 50027 Lion is also in service over the open weekend.
     
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    As a member of the railway & not having made if up there since the spring, thanks for the reminder of this extra incentive!
     
  4. LC2

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    Standard 4 and Cheltenham on duty last night for the RAT and the Belle
    It was a little on the damp side, so we had the Crompton for insurance, which was nice as we'd not had either 76017 or 33 053 on the RAT.

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    Std 4 76017
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    BR Class 33 33 053
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    With any luck we can have a Crompton run day soon.
     
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    Duty Druid Part of the furniture

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    The weather for the weekend, seems to be set fair................ and as you'll be on the veranda, it'll be breezier than you think - and although it is a bogie brake, you might also want to pack your sea legs as well!
     
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    This coming Saturday is also the MHR AGM.
     
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    Cant make it unfortunately. However if there is anything of note from the meeting that is worth mentioning I hope that a brief account is given here by anyone who can attend.
     
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    The Roster for The Open Weekend is now on the MHR Faceache page:
    925, 76017 and 50027 will be sharing the passenger duties alongside the Hampshire unit.
    92212 is hauling the Goods train.
     
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    Hmmmm, I wonder who will be brave enough to do that ?
     
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    I didn't go myself. So unable to say what was said.
     
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    I know exactly what you mean. I have posted stuff from the AGM'S in the past and then really wished I hadn't bothered due to the backlash I received on here.
    I didn't go this year anyway. The last couple of AGM'S I attended didn't give much info away anyway and got stuck in the usual rut of questions about using diesels on the MHR They felt a bit like Groundhog Day!

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    I just though, when I was there just over a week ago at the open day I didn't see 34058 and 80150 anywhere. Are they stored away from the railway? Or they on the sidings at Alresford?
     
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    They're in the sidings at Alresford.
     
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    This is the 1st chance I got to see the newly restored crane in the dock at M4M the other Saturday (it & the dock are a credit to the building Dept) :) though shooting more or less into the sun doesn't help & nor did the crud in the form of dumpy's help either! :(
    Hence the portrait shot....................

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/duty_druid/30113153215/

    Also from what I've seen, a major shunt looks to have taken place this week as well which should mean that the 2 plank + load should be back in the rake soon along with the BR brake.......
     
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    The Black 5 was out anf about again yesterday, hauling the Belle last night. @Hampshire Unit has a fine image on this flickr feed.

    Swanage's Tender is looking more complete and was out in the yard.
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    Swanage's Tender
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    Previously the (other) side was missing and work was being undertaken inside.

    76017 & 41312 looked a fine pair in lined black in the yard yesterday.
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    On Ropley Shed
    by Tim White, on Flickr
     
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    I know Bulleid locos can have their aesthetic challenges, but surely even on a Bulleid, that looks more like a tender than a boiler! ;) :confused:

    Tom
     
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    Lol, yes, what a numpty, that'll teach me not to wake up so early after a shift on the RAT (getting home about 1am).
    Mind you, if I'd said it was a Q1 boiler + cladding ;)
    Editied now :)
     
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    Steve,

    Just need a Crompton running day.
     

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