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Mr Bunch's next loco

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Reading General, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. martin1656

    martin1656 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    I'm just hoping that 76017 wasn't restored under a similar deal and that its not part of a deal where by to avoid very expensive for both parties legal fees that a deal hasnt been done where by Mr Bunch gets 76017 and no money actually changes hands and the MHR get an out of ticket in need of overhaul standard 5 :( so in reality the standard 4 group are shareholders in 73096 instead of 76017
     
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    I very much doubt that 76017 is the loco involved.

    This thread seems to be going round in circles now. Let's just wait and see what gets announced.
     
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    Oh, is the speculation spreading to loco classes Mr Bunch is actually planning to build? If so, I hope it's something like a K3 :')
     
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    This thread has gone to sleep it seems, presumably there is no updated news or everyone has exhausted all the realistic guesses. :D
     
  6. Pete Thornhill

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    It did say no news until the new year....
    Until then it's pure speculation ;)
     
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    Correct on both counts, no news and all realistic guesses are exhausted. In fact even all unreliastic guesses have been exhausted!

    It's a case of wait and see now.
     
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    In the spirit of unrealistic speculation....6029? ( the Australian one!)
     
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    Anyone seen 80080 on a low loader yet?
     
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    Bit tricky as 80080 is in west shed in pieces
     
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    Hmm, thought it was in for remedial boiler work. Job for the weekend then out on the low loader ;)
     
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    @Daddsie71b you are either in wishful thinking or have inside knowledge
     
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    SR suggests that 80080 is contracted for hire to the ELR for another 2 years at least, does this fit with the profile suggested for the new purchase?
     
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    The latest issue of Steam Railway says that the deal fell through due to the owner (singular) feeling unable to part with the loco.
     
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    Au contraire, I reckon there’s at least 7 more pages trying to identify who the sentimental single owner might have been ...

    Tom
     
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    Still possible to speculate on the identity of said loco and said owner
     
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    Possible, but not very fruitful perhaps.
     
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    time to move on folks, nothing to see here
     
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