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You have a time machine and you can go back to the 50s/60s and save one Engine. Which would it be ?

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  1. Steve

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    And we wouldn't be so concerned about Green Arrow's cylinder block.
     
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    I would love to see either a Garrett or this beast (this being a Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine)... [​IMG]
     
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    What in the name of all that's Holy! Wow!
     
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    yeah it looks quite the beast
     
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    I do like the B17's however if I was to save any of those it would be 61666 'Nottingham forest'.
     
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    Well, I knew someone who fired them and he did not like them at all! Can't suit everybody.

    PH
     
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    Looks like someones reversed a 94xx at speed into a stationery carriage....
     
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    Sally B's my favourite B17... Sorry wrong thread :)
     
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    i half thought that as well
     
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    Looking at the pictures in the Douglas Self site, is this actually the earlier Reid-Ramsay loco?

    The distinguishing feature seems to be the relationship between the bogie and the chimney, so that in this loco the outside-framed portion of the bogie is at the end, under the chimney. In the Reid-Macleod, it appears that the rear bogie was turned round such that the inside-framed portion was at the end and the outside framed portion was inboard. (I think that sort of makes this loco a 4-4-o+4-4-0T - the front is at the far end of the is photo) and the Reid-MacLeod would be a 4-4-0+0-4-4T)

    cf http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/reidrams/reidrams.htm (which I think is this loco) and http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/reidmac/reidmac.htm

    Tom
     
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    And I`m sure there were plenty of those who liked them very well!:)
     
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    May well be.

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    An unsexy 2p 4-4-0 of late c19 early c20 design, or 0-6-0 goods engine of similar vintage. Not fussy about company. Very common design but very under-represented in preservation.
     
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    I always prfered Memphis Belle:eek::confused:. Funny mentioning those two B17s, When I suggested them on the Hornb forun as a pair of suitable names. Some joker replied that Boeing B17 s were refered to as "Sanderinghams"o_O. Which I for one never knew:Chillout:
     
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    Now you're talking!
    Why not a 2-4-2T or 0-4-4T... We have a few, and a project for each underway, but you just can't have enough!
     
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    Wierdly, I randomly turned to the Highland Rly "Small Ben" and "Barney Goods" (both by t'other Drummond) a couple of hours ago ..... :)
     
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    I believe the B17's deteriorated rapidly between overhauls. but I still like them. Some say the Footballers were better with stronger frames compared to the early batch, most of which I believe had to had new frames very quickly.
     
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    That’s going to give me nightmares.

    Simon
     
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    LOL:Hilarious::Hilarious::Hilarious::Hilarious::Hilarious::Hilarious:
     

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