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swanage railway's peckett for sale

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Dan Bennett, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Dan Bennett

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    its on ebay here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Peckett-standard- ... 240%3A1318
     
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    It will be interesting to see how much it sells for. I doubt if there is much of a market for small standard gauge locos; narrow gauge ones of similar weight would be worth more because they are handier as rich man's toys (so I am told.....). I'd say £3,000 tops.
     
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    I'd consider buying it and making another ivor or percy! But I'm only on measly apprentice wage so anyone wanna become shareholders lol \:D/
     
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    Needing a complete new firebox, the purchase price is likely to be only the start of the spending.... It's a shame, because a lot of lines are trying to move away from the smaller engines. Lines like the Tanfield and Foxfield prove how truly spectacular the small engines can be, if used right!
     
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    I didn't even know we had one!!! The remains of a cab and water tank sit at Herston but didn't know that some frames and other bits came with it...
     
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    there up in the sidings adjacent to eldons
     
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    If it is a W5 then it will be quite a useful loco, looks like a 14". Not got my IRS book to hand though so not sure! Reckon on £30k+ to return to steam though #-o
     
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    Would be interesting to know how that buffer ended up like that! 8-[
     
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    One day to go and current bid is £2,810. Prices on eBay auctions usually increase at last minute, so I reckon this could go up to £5,000.
     
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    It just went for £5,800
     
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    Thats not a bad price for almost a complete loco? i wonder what the likely cost will be to overhaul it? And the big question I have to ask is who has bought it?
     
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    Lots.

    Looking at the photos there's a new firebox for starters (depending obviously on the condition of the rest of the boiler, may be just as easy to start afresh), no boiler fittings, platework probably only fit for patterns; there will be a reason its been a bit of a nomadic loco in preservation (Bodmin, Swanage).
     

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