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Preserved Black 5's

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by neildimmer, May 26, 2013.

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    I remember a Polycell advert of the 1970's, where I think it was 45212, decorated with wallpaper! I may be wrong on the loco number.
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    You're right about the loco number but I thought it was a different company doing the advertising.

    Edit : the advert was for Solvite.
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    Reported on the other forum that 45231 has been on a test run from Carnforth. Thought there would have been more speak of it than this, does anyone else know anything?
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    I've been lucky over the years and have been rostered on a few black 5 footplates and I agree that 5305 is one of the best ones out there in my opinion
    It was always nicknamed the black 5 GTI, and always performs well
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    I was told by some K&WVR lads that the paper kept peeling off.
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    A bit of the wallpaper was on display in Grosmont shed not all that long, so some of it must have clung on for something like three decades.
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    You beat me to it as I remember tales that when 5212 arrived at Grosmont and was overhauled "scraps/fragments" of wallpaper were found in obscure places on the engine.
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    Nothing like some gummed up paper to help the running of an engine!
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    Back to the wallpaper, it was Solvite wallpaper adhesive and I seem to recall the people involved telling that the paper or possibly a backing sheet was stuck on with some industrial strength adhesive which was not Solvite, but things were different then in advertising!
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    Yes I've heard that tale too..."they" didn't even use Solvite to stick the paper to 5212o_O!
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    With 45231 out on the Fellsman today, I think that she is louder. I believe that she will give 44932 a run for her money on Hermandon, Copy Pit at Full Throttle. I like 5305 as well.
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    I have traveled behind 45428 Eric Treacy a few years back on the Nymr. Lovely to see a black 5 in the flesh.

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