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Colas locomotive 37099 named ‘Merl Evans 1947 – 2016’





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#26 russ p

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 18:37

Is that Geoff Sweetmore on there?



#27 big jim

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 19:08

Is that Geoff Sweetmore on there?


Not a name I know

#28 russ p

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 19:12

I thought the was the chap holding the curtain with glasses

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 19:15

I thought the was the chap holding the curtain with glasses.

Incidentally when 099 was first preserved it was on the mid Norfolk for a short period before moving to the north Norfolk where the engine was removed so the generator could be repaired.
Unfortunately politics got in the way and it moved to toddington . It has a complete train heat boiler back then

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 20:29

. It has a complete train heat boiler back then

 

The train heating boiler was made operative while at Todd but never certified for use. Not sure if it still retains it but doubling up with 37025 and having a steam heat hauled tour would no doubt do well.



#31 big jim

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 20:41

I thought the was the chap holding the curtain with glasses


no thats not him

#32 big jim

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 12:07

'Merl' is off to the seaside later, I've got it to Southport tonight with a UTU

Proper camera and tripod packed ready

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#33 big jim

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 16:55

37099 will be leading derby to southport

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 22:12

'Merl' is off to the seaside later, I've got it to Southport tonight with a UTU

Proper camera and tripod packed ready

 

Jim and 37099 arriving at Southport - now - on 3Q85

 

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#35 JSpencer

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 22:35

What a lovely gesture. Doubtless this will make a great choice for the club model at some point. Maybe with a contribution to a suitable charity.

#36 big jim

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 08:09

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37099 Derby RTC by jim scott, on Flickr


Edited by big jim, 06 December 2016 - 08:10 .

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#37 JCClark

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:13

What a superb photograph Jim, thanks for sharing.
Bachmann have to release this one - it should sell like hot Cakes!
Will go well with the 3 Colas 37s I have already (2 are my own resprays) - not to mention my 4 56s, 2 66s and 3 class 60s!!
Do you think I have an obsession?
John

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#38 Swifty11

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 16:39

I was lucky enough to get it on my local test train, with the forums own Jim at the helm. 

Top marks Colas, lovely job!

 

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37099 - 3Q85 - Warrington Bank Quay by Swifty's Rail Pics, on Flickr


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#39 MRDBLUE17

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 23:07

Very fitting tribute and great work all round from those involved. The loco looks in super condition and I agree would make a splendid model in the future.

All the best
Mark

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 23:44

What a superb photograph Jim, thanks for sharing.
Bachmann have to release this one - it should sell like hot Cakes!
Will go well with the 3 Colas 37s I have already (2 are my own resprays) - not to mention my 4 56s, 2 66s and 3 class 60s!!
Do you think I have an obsession?
John

wot no 47 or 70?

im not quite as bad as you (i think) 2 37s, 2 47s, 2 66s, 1 70, cant wait for the Hornby colas 60 and Bachmann 70 next year and of course 37099 (hint hint mr Bachmann!)

the real 099 is currently sat on the RTC, dont know what its next working is unfortunatly

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 00:03

wot no 47 or 70?

im not quite as bad as you (i think) 2 37s, 2 47s, 2 66s, 1 70, cant wait for the Hornby colas 60 and Bachmann 70 next year and of course 37099 (hint hint mr Bachmann!)

 

 

I'm still waiting to (potentially) add another class to the list...................

 

And where are the tampers?

 

Or this?

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Cheers,

Mick


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 04:07

I'm still waiting to (potentially) add another class to the list...................
 
And where are the tampers?
 
Or this?
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Cheers,
Mick


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#43 JCClark

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 07:32

Jim/Mick
Ha!Ha! I forgot to add my 70 (With fitted fan box) and two 47s _ Rebecca and Demelza although Demelza now going to be changed to City of Truro.
A friend of mine is scratch building the Colas container etc on it's KFA so I will definitely be a nice selection of Colas traction with only a Tamper missing! Keeping my fingers crossed that Bachmann will do 37099 in their 2017 announcements even though they will have to introduce a modified nose end!
You can see one of my re-sprayed Colas 60s on Layout Topics - Parkway.
Regards
John

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 08:22

It would be nice if this loco is released as a standard release and hopefully is on the front of the next Bachmann catalogue. I think that would be a nice touch.
Mark
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#45 big jim

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 07:35

Provided there isn't a loco swap today I should be taking merl to Manchester tonight

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 18:38

Coincidently the next batch of OO class 37s according to the Bachmann website are due in Feb/Mar time (ish), almost the same sort of time that the next Bachmann Times is due out...

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 21:34

Unfortunatly there has been a loco swap so merl isn't going to Manchester tonight, 97304 instead

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 21:34

Hang lads I have a idea. ................................................ Why not put aforementioned loco in to the national collection.

 

Er !!!!

 

Terry


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 22:32

I like how this is turning in to a 'where's Merl' thread...

A celebrity loco is born!
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Posted 10 December 2016 - 16:40

consolation picture from last night

 

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