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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by acorb, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Pete Thornhill

    Pete Thornhill Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Moderator Friend

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    It was a joke, and yes originally I meant MSC no.70 without Lady A or Hamburg in mind - https://preservedbritishsteamlocomotives.com/hudswell-clarke-works-no-1464-msc-no-70-0-6-0t/
     
  2. kieranhardy

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    Taw Valley in her new colour on Saturday....

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  3. Kje7812

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    I think the thing bugs me the most about the new livery/identity is the smokebox number plate. The 70 just looks far too small. Yes it's the same size letter but it looks lost at the front.
     
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  4. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

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    I’ve said the same thing on another thread, have to agree it looks a little lost.
     
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    A Donald Duck face at the smokebox door might help a bit:D:Joyful:

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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    That photo is just crying out for someone with photoshop skills to do a rendition of what No. 70 would look like in some other colour scheme - such as 1960s middle chrome green ...

    Tom
     
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  7. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Ruddy Hell Tom, you mean you’d like to see a recreation of the ‘Wilcocks wet dream’ period? Besides it wouldn’t look right with that stock anyway! ;)
     
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    I see that 4930 Hagley Hall has been clocking up some miles over the SVR. Pictures now appearing on Instagram. Well done to all involved in getting her back in action.

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    I know good things come to those etc but it can't be far away from entering service now. Official launch at the ASG?
     
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    First miles since 1986 under its own steam for 4930 Hagley Hall today.




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    +1

    Only it's 2nd period in action after it's initial seven year stint following restoration from Barry condition. Reading between the lines, this sounds to have been a very involved exercise.
     
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    2857s boiler ticket has been extended by six months till the end of the year
     
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    There is an excellent pictorial history of the overhaul on the Friends of Hagley Hall website, from 2014 up to yesterday's test run.
    http://www.4930hagleyhall.org.uk/news/news.html
     
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    Now it's almost time for 4930 to resume the SVR flagship role, it has been a long time coming but finally on the home straight. I look forward to ticking this one off as it is the only SVR based loco that has previously steamed in preservation that I haven't had yet!!!
     
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    4930's light engine test runs have now reached all the way to Kidderminster!
     
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    2857 was the service engine today, seems appropriate to post a shot of the workhorse now nearing the end of her ticket, also out and about in todays lovely weather, 4930 'Hagley Hall' on test:

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    Have to say that bloke who used to work for Brintons hasn’t done a bad job has he?
     
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    The chimney looks odd. Can anyone explain?
     
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    No copper cap, no safety valve bonnet, no steam pipe covers, various other shiny bits missing.
     
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    Is the number plate a 'shiny bit'? The weird one is the GW shed allocation code, three fairly unobtrusive white letters immediately behind the front buffer beam, conspicuous by their absence on a GW liveried loco. KDR covered Kidderminster (and Cleobury).
     

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