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what should the nrm restore next?

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  1. 5786Dan

    5786Dan New Member

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    But there are similar locos available. Better off going for a sole survivor in my view.
     
  2. Anthony Coulls

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    Taff Vale 28
     
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  3. 5786Dan

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    Could the Bluebell organise a long term loan for the D class much like they did with the Q and Bodmin are doing with the T9?
     
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    Well according to the editorial in the new Steam Railway Magazine they are finalising they're next Appeal project to be announced in the spring.

    Given most projects have involved the NRM (63601, 3440, 70013, 6229 restreamlining, 4472's vaccum brakes etc) I wonder if the NRM are involved again. Maybe a Southern loco but most of the current NRM Southern locos are pre grouping apart from 35029 (never likely to steam again), 34051 (currently at Ropley under cosmetic restoration) and C1 which would be the most likely contender.
     
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    Dan, do you think my post might have just been in jest ;) of course i know it wont ever be a candidate , on being serious, most of the ones we would love to see returned to steam are pre grouping, some are going to be incapable of a return to steam, so can AC actually tell us what engines are in theory capable of being put back into servicable condition without loosing to much of their historical fabric, ie would need new boiler or cylinders wheels etc.
     
  6. Peter Hall

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    Having got the A3 restoration back on track, would it not be more sensible to concentrate on the other appeals/restoration projects that appear some what stalled at present before starting with another. I have in mind the Taff Vale tank frequently mentioned in this thread, last NRM update was in March http://www.nrm.org.uk/AboutUs/PressOffice/PressReleases/2013/March/Taff Vale.aspx - has the £10, 000 been raised yet? Sir Winston Churchill which appears to be somewhat short of its target still http://www.nrmfriends-south.org.uk/NewsItems/WinstonCcampaign.html the Stirling single tender and of course 'King Feisal of Iraq'.
     
  7. Anthony Coulls

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    Hello Peter, steady progress on all those fronts I'm pleased to say. More anon, but work progresses on the tender and Churchill, though as you quite rightly say, more beans are required. TVR 28 got a lot of critics but very few were willing to put their hands in their pockets - but there is big news on that front soon. I'm also meeting Bill Parker soon to progress 3183.
     
  8. 5786Dan

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    Sorry, not good with sarcasm on the internet. Can't read tone through text, my mistake.
     
  9. flying scotsman123

    flying scotsman123 Resident of Nat Pres

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    sarcasm tags are needed;

    [sarcasm]enter sarcastic text here[/sarcasm]

    :D
     
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    The Q1 or green arrow hope these are the locos steam railway want to back.

    Sent from my RM-914_eu_euro1_327 using Tapatalk
     
  11. martin butler

    martin butler Part of the furniture

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    i would rather see one that hasnt steamed in preservation get overhauled, pref a pre grouping 4-4-0 either LSWR,or SE&CR
     
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    Midland Compound would be good, double heading with a red Jub?
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Done that, got the t-shirt.
     
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    Thanks for that James, much appreciated.

    I'd rather see people put their hands in their pockets rather than pontificating and writing complaining letters to magazines...
     
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    Well said. If writing letters and pontificating on the Internet resorted locos, we'd have a bigger working fleet that we would know what to do with.
     
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    If it were possible to restore two, I would suggest the spinner and the compound. Primarily this would enable an authentic Midland double-header but, by pairing the compound with a Jubilee, one could have an equally authentic LMS/BR pairing (just ignoring the livery aspect). There could even be niche for premium-rated short trains hauled by the spinner. These were so economical that water would last as long as a tenderful of one of the pacifics and one could get 120 miles out of a tonne of coal!
     
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    Midland Compound, and I know a heritage railway with some very nice Stanier coaches to go with it....

    Ok, ok, "vested interest"....

    Actually though, as others have said, piloting a red Jubilee.... just the job. ( February 1983, 1000 and 5690, Cumbrian Mountain Express, in the snow?)

    Back to reality though, and I guess Mr Coulls and his collegues are trying to balance a very tight budget up there.

    46118
     
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    How about something completely unique never been run in preservation, would not take vast amounts of money to restore it. Ok perhaps not for passenger use but a bit of history from one of the smaller railways. Only 2 locos from them preserved neither has ever been restored. I am of course talking about the shameful overlooking of The North Staffordshire Railways locos and bringing the battery shunter 0-4-0 no.1 back to running order. How expensive can it be, rewiring, motor overhaul, new batteries and perhaps a coat of paint. Built in 1917 it would be nice to get it done to celebrate its 1oo years. Come on NRM do something for the smaller railway companies that made Britain the best railway in the world.
     
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    If it does get restored it might be an idea to also restore something like a 10 ton vent can which can house the battery charging equipment. It could be pre nationalization or BR, to accompany it around so no problems charging it. Also the battery company might sponser it and it could have their logo on the side, of course it would have to be a period one just like the pre nationalization ones. Are there still some about?
     
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