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Rolling Stock For Sale

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by steamwife, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. StoneRoad

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    I would be quite surprised if it realised that much at auction, even allowing for it to be in reasonable condition [but as I well know, appearances can be very deceptive].
     
  2. johnofwessex

    johnofwessex Resident of Nat Pres

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    I have wondered what the market might be for a 'replica' grounded van body.

    All new treated material and you could perhaps choose something slightly larger than a standard box van, say a PMV or Fruit D set up with insulation, windows etc and robust enough to be picked up easily
     
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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    I think you'd just get a sub-standard garden building relative to one specifically designed for the role.

    Also not sure of the dimensions of a van body - but planning regs limit a garden building to 2.5m maximum height if built within 2 metres of a neighbouring property. Exceed that and you need planning permission; stay below and it is within permitted development rights.

    If you look at the main garden building manufacturers, their offerings are basically somewhat modular in size, i.e you can get basically similar designs to varying lengths and widths to fit a site. That would be harder with a faux van body, at least without creating so many distortions that you'd end up at a "what's the point" moment, I think.

    Tom
     
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    No problem Tom, the GWR thought of that! For the provincial suburban garden, a standard Mink A:

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    A slightly more well off family might go for the Mink C:

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    You knew your neighbours were doing well if a Mink D appeared in their back garden:

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    While frankly a Mink G was just showing off!

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    :D
     
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    Costed this sort of thing out on more than one occasion - and never been taken up on the challenge.
    Building a replica is [usually] cheaper than restoring original material, but still is too expensive for many people, even those with normally deep pockets.

    The main market for true replicas would be quite limited in numerical terms, and the existing "garden building" suppliers have most of the equivalent / alternatives available for "normals" to buy. Even then most people who toy with the idea are astounded by the £££ involved.
     
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    There's also size to consider. This suburban dweller would find even a narrow gauge van body really quite big in his garden, and a bit too dominant for his wife's tastes.
     
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    For the smaller establishment we decided on a shocvan shocvan1.jpg
     
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    Now looking slightly more shockvan2.jpg the part
     
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    GWSR DMU group have just put class 117 DMBS 51372 up for sale on Facebook, more pictures and details on the Facebook post

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    Sold for £3,800
     
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    Latest TractionAds has come out. Amid the ads of items for sale are:

    2ft Hunslet Tamar
    Class 10 D3849 Colonel Tomline (privately owned at Spa Valley)
    Class 03 D2051 (privately owned at North Norfolk)
    Several carriages and wagons.
    BREL 1981 Railbus RB3 (Irish gauge)

    And various components for steam and diesel locos - bumper offerings this issue it seems.

    https://www.tractionads.co.uk/TRACTION_-_ROLLING_No_146.pdf
     
  12. Paul Grant

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    I don't pretend to understand how locomotives are prices but £95k for a largely unrestored narrow gauge locomotive seems a little steep when a working Class 10 is being offered for £40k.
     
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    £40k does seem low to me for a fully working dual-braked diesel shunter.
     
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    I seem to be reading a different advert. My understanding is a substantially complete and restored chassis and boiler is available. Or have I been out of the UK so long I no longer should be left on my own to read?
     
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    I did wonder if its a bit low.


    I understand a good amount has been done now that I've reread it but I can't work out where that number has come from when untouched locomotives at Preston Steam Services are selling Luttermollers for £35k. Does anyone remember what the Austerity Car Services were brokering a few years back went for in the end?
     
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    I have heard a figure of 250K mentioned for a comparably-sized 2ft gauge loco restored almost 10 years ago, so 95K for a well advanced project seems very reasonable by comparison.
     
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    I suspect breaking open the piggy bank won't get me far then!
     
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    Had any boiler work done recently? Take the figure you are thinking of and add two zeros.. The latest 7 1/4" loco I asked for a quotation was £7500, NG American 2-4-0.
    The boiler for the steam three wheeler repaired in Italy was just under 23'000€ and the work was certification, restaying and 12 flue tubes.
     
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    I think Preston are fairly well known for being on the steep side with their prices.
    As the work at workshop X on @Mrcow 's ex-Preston loco has shown, they're not in great condition.
     
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    I thought I had read that somewhere they were asking a lot for old rope. The Beckton tank has always felt a bit overpriced for what it was.
    I'm under no pretence that specialised work like boiler work is now more expensive than ever.
     

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