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what should the nrm restore next?

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  1. seaham luke

    seaham luke New Member

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    what should the nrm restore next?
     
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    martin butler Part of the furniture

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    entry charges, then they could afford to restore something :) actualy if the charge was made to restore an NRM engine such as Hamilton, to the main line at say Tysley, complete with bath casing, and the entrance fee went towards this, how many would object , then over time other suitable engines could be restored using this formula, theres enough preserved railway workshops who have the skills these days to tackle most things.
    How would i kick start it, get together all the surviving LMS pacifics, they are all in this country,so no expensive movement costs, i would swop 5000 for city of Birmingham, to enable her to be part of the line up, charge an admission fee but have all proceeds to go towards putting the flying bathtub back on the main line, her place at York can be taken by City of Birmingham , whist she is being restored.
     
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    Miff Part of the furniture Friend

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    How about some carriages?
     
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    Anthony Coulls Well-Known Member

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    4 VEP unit
    Class 306 unit
    Taff Vale 28

    I won't be happy until they and a good number of wagons are sorted
     
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    martin butler Part of the furniture

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    4 VEP, being mk1 based with all those doors and crash pillars, would be a lot of work, and as they dont have normal buckeyes between coaches very hard to store, as you would have to keep it as a unit, then where can you use it? it would need all the other modern add ons if it was to ever work under its own power . i for one would love to see preserved electric units allowed on NR, but know it will not be possible without a lot of modern systems, that would be very expensive to install, the 2 bill and 4 sub, when active were interesting.
    Iagree about wagons, all to many My railway included neglect our wagon fleets ,they only come in for attension when we can fit them in,, then have to be repaired, so very often what starts out as a look over to check they are acually usable, ends up being more work that takes people away from other jobs.
     
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    Miff Part of the furniture Friend

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    Does the NRM have any restored loco hauled typical Mk1's ? If not this is a glaring gap in the collection. Can't find any on their website - just a tatty looking suburban.
     
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    Pete Thornhill Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Moderator Friend

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    They do (ignoring the support coaches that is) and that is at Shildon but I bet you will be surprised at the livery! - http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=2923 Ok I admit it's not so much restored but kept in its received good condition but that would be closest to fitting the bill!!!
     
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    Miff Part of the furniture Friend

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    Thanks - no objection to the livery since it is authentic and, as you say, well kept.
     
  10. Anthony Coulls

    Anthony Coulls Well-Known Member

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    Martin, we have a DTC from a 4 VEP and my plan is for it to be in the Great Hall within 5 years.
     
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    martin butler Part of the furniture

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    will you be going for the original overall blue, or a later livery, i think the NSE livery was about the best , cetainly better than the drab rail blue.
     
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    I agree that some carriages and waggons should be in the restoration queue.......but then perhaps I should admit to a (slight) vested interest.
    As always, I suspect that funding *could* be an issue.
    Waggons, carriages and vans are more likely to fit in our workshop........and we're not boiler makers !
     
  13. Anthony Coulls

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    Connex South Central as withdrawn is my plan, we don't have enough from the privatised railway. The 2HAP will be the NSE livery in the collection.
     
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    L&Y 1008 please...
     
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    4DD - the UK's only attempt at double deck passenger trains
    There are two 4DD vehicles remaining, one at Sellinge in Kent, the other at Northamptonshire Ironstone Trust
     
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    LMS 2500 or GWR 4003 (I know, I know, but come on...)
     
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    E4, J17 or J69. I believe that it is unlikely as they were reverse engineered to look like earlier iterations of their class, in such a way that would make that very difficult. Nevertheless the E4 would be an example of, what is now, a rare wheel arrangement, J69 could be part of a festival of London suburban rail services based jointly at Epping Ongar and NNR (I think their next vintage coach in the restoration queue is a GER suburban). I imagine it would be great for a preserved railway. Small, a tank and it must be reasonably powerful also. The J17 is the nearest we'll get (for a while) to a Claude. I guess I'm biased and these will never make their money back, as they won't be mainline crowd pullers but it would be lovely to see a bit more Eastern variety
     
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    We doing this again ?, ok then, I reiterate, 2516.
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    A bold decision but of course history did not stop with the demise of BR.
     
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    The Rocket. Fit it with air brakes and all the electronic gubbins so it can go mainline! :D
     
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