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Colas locomotive 37099 named ‘Merl Evans 1947 – 2016’





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#51 Hilux5972

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 22:11

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

A celebrity loco is born!


And a very well deserved one at that.

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#52 Swifty11

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 16:25

Merl is currently out with 97301 on the following. 

 

Today, 1Q64 Derby RTC - Neville Hill 12/12

 

http://www.realtimet.../12/12/advanced

 

13/12 1Q65 Neville Hill - Neville Hill

 

http://www.realtimet.../12/13/advanced

 

14/12 1Q66 Neville Hill - Neville Hill

 

http://www.realtimet.../12/14/advanced

 

15/12 1Q67 Neville Hill - Neville Hill (Via Man Vic)

 

http://www.realtimet.../12/15/advanced

 

17/12 1Q68 Neville Hill - Derby RTC 

 

http://www.realtimet.../12/17/advanced


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#53 martin_l_jones

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 21:56

A standard release would be good to open it up to one and all....


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#54 Hilux5972

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:53

A standard release would be good to open it up to one and all....


Yeah I agree. Would be a nice thing for everyone to have the opportunity to own one.
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#55 big jim

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 23:00

found a vid on flickr of merl off to skeggy

 

31602752832_4091772a24_b.jpg

37099 Split Box 3Q86 DERBY / SKEGNESS, Wilsford Xing by Keith Doubleday, on Flickr

 

interesting to see it actually UTU testing too, 4th coach back, rear bogie you can see the little jockey wheels on the rail head between the main wheels


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#56 Swifty11

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 23:25

Merl out again, working this:

 

37099 COTS DERBY RTC 573Q581719 L * HEATON CS N 

 

Loco swap, now 37611. Merl unallocated at Derby as of this morning. (37099 COTS DERBY RTC DERBY RTC L N 13H A)

 

37611 EPUK DERBY RTC 573Q581719 L * HEATON CS N 35H A

3Q58 Derby RTC - Heaton CS. 

 

http://www.realtimet.../12/19/advanced

 

10:05. All the Colas use 37s at 0500 this morning:

 

37025 COTS CSLEHWAPP CSLEHWAPP L N 6H A

37057 COTS TONBGEWYD TONBGEWYD L N 45H A
37099 COTS DERBY RTC DERBY RTC L N 13H A
37116 COTS TONBGEWYD TONBGEWYD L N 46H A
37175 COTS MOSSND DY MOSSND DY L N 22H A
37219 COTS BARRWHSD BARRWHSD N 60H A
37254 COTS HGREENPAD HGREENPAD L N 10H A
37421 COTS MOSSND DY MOSSND DY L N 21H A

37611 EPUK DERBY RTC 573Q581719 L * HEATON CS N 35H A

37601 XHNC EXETRRY EXETRRY L N 48H A
37604 XHNC DERBY RTC 573Q20C719 L * CAMBGETMD N 60H A


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#57 Swifty11

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 19:44

Merl's next working subject to change and usual T&Cs

 

3Q40 Derby RTC - Old Oak Common 02/01/17

 

http://www.realtimet.../01/02/advanced



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:45

Merl doesn't do much work it seems !

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:05

Merl doesn't do much work it seems !


There isn't much IM stuff about over the holidays, so he's having a rest along with most of the other colas IM fleet, I'm in tomorrow morning in derby on the shunt getting the trains for the first week of new year together
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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:00

There isn't much IM stuff about over the holidays, so he's having a rest along with most of the other colas IM fleet, I'm in tomorrow morning in derby on the shunt getting the trains for the first week of new year together

 

 

057 & 025 on 1Q90 on Jan 2nd, if 025 could lead the to Derby section it would be much appreciated ;) Nice sunny shot of 057 leading the stock to Ferme Park would go down well 

 

Think the first IM job was Thursday? 


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#61 big jim

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:09

Think the first IM job was Thursday?


Lost track of day tbh but I did that derby to Leicester job (and onward to cricklewood) on Wednesday night
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#62 Dubloseven

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 20:11

    Noticed 37099 parked up in the sidings at Derby this afternoon.  Also someone parked up a class 31 in a siding at the end of platform 5.

 

    Great to see all these locos still in use.  Long may they continue.

 

    Regards, Cliff.


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#63 PaulRhB

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:24

Oh dear Merl is stuck at Salisbury having lost air on 3Q08, Oh the pain of having a 37 burbling away ;)

Photo Matt Hurst

 

2017-0106 mERL eVANS.jpg


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#64 Swifty11

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:52

For those interested, 37099 and the rest of the test fleet were located the following at 0645

 

37025 COTS DERBY RTC DERBY RTC L N 33H A

37057 COTS DERBY RTC DERBY RTC L N 5H A
37099 COTS BRISTMHLS 813Q081705 L * BRISTMHLS N 44H A
37116 COTS INVRNSTMD 013Q36C705 L * INVRNSTMD N 60H A
37175 COTS BARRWHSD BARRWHSD F X 40H A
37219 COTS BARRWHSD BARRWHSD X 60H A
37254 COTS DERBY RTC DERBY RTC L N 15H A
37421 COTS INVRNSTMD 013Q36C705 L * INVRNSTMD N 60H A

67023 COTS CREWEIEMD CREWEIEMD F M 12D A
67027 COTS TOTON TMD TOTON TMD F X 11D A

31233 QADD DERBY RTC DERBY RTC F N 1499H C
73138 QADD DERBY RTC DERBY RTC F N 3947H A
73951 QADD DERBY RTC DERBY RTC F N 34H A
73952 QADD DERBY RTC DERBY RTC F N 43H A
97301 QETS DERBY RTC DERBY RTC L N 3894H A
97302 QETS DERBY RTC DERBY RTC F N 5110H A
97303 QETS DERBY RTC DERBY RTC L N 4872H A
97304 QETS DERBY RTC DERBY RTC F N 4904H A

43013 QCAR OLDOAKCOM 731Z20C506 L * DERBY RTC N 1987D B

43014 QCAR CRAIGNTNY CRAIGNTNY L N 2139D A
43062 QCAR OLDOAKCOM 731Z20C506 L * DERBY RTC N 1962D A

37611 EPUK DERBY RTC DERBY RTC L N 23H A

37601 XHNC DERBY RTC DERBY RTC L N 9H A
37604 XHNC TYSELYLMD 663Q02C905 L * DERBY RTC N 12H A


Edited by Swifty11, 06 January 2017 - 09:54 .


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:07

37099 wasn't at Bristol, still on my patch at 0645, only left Salisbury at 0635 ;)

another photo by Matt Hurst

2017-01-06 Merl Evans 2small.jpg


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#66 Hilux5972

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 15:54

Good to see they keep it clean.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:17

On Hattons web site http://www.hattons.c...tockDetail.aspx

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:19

as you may be aware Bachmann are releasing 37099 in the main range this year which i brilliant news, i did know about it at the naming ceremony but had to keep quiet about it

regards the headlight on 37099, normally with models its a case of getting the tooling right to match the real thing however on 37099 the "car spot light" headlight was swapped for the one you see on the loco as it wasnt possible to tool the original light, also the end number 099 when it was originally painted had 37099 higher up that wrapping slightly round the nose end and that too was changed at as it made the printing of the model a lot more complex/difficult

sometimes it really is a case of life immitating art (or models)
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#69 Roy Langridge

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:49

I will have to buy this one - not my era at all buy having driven it as 37324 at the Mid-Hants Railway it would be rude not to do so.

 

Any excuse will do for me.

 

Roy


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 14:44

Hattons have it for pre-order

 

http://www.hattons.c...tockDetail.aspx



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 15:25

hopefully Bachmann can achieve the same high gloss paint finish which would really be the icing on the cake....... 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 14:36

Merl off to the Seaside again

 

 

  11/01/2017        

 

  1Q06 10:31 Derby R.T.C. – Caverswall – Stoke – Kidsgrove – Crewe Coal Sidings.

 

  1Q06 16:12 Crewe Coal Sidings – Acton Bridge – Warrington Bank Quay – Winwick Junction – Southport – Parbold – Bolton – Kirkby – Warrington Bank Quay – Acton Bridge – Stafford – Colwich – Burton – Derby.


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#73 big jim

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 15:07

Merl off to the Seaside again

 

 

  11/01/2017        

 

 

  1Q06 16:12 Crewe Coal Sidings – Acton Bridge – Warrington Bank Quay – Winwick Junction – Southport – Parbold – Bolton – Kirkby – Warrington Bank Quay – Acton Bridge – Stafford – Colwich – Burton – Derby.

 

my loco for later then, warrington to derby



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 18:58

Colas Rail 37099 'Merl Evans' passes Warrington Bank Quay with the structure gauging train working 1Q06 Crewe C.S. - Derby RTC via Southport and Kirkby. 11/01/17
 
Nice to see 099 looking relatively clean too.
 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 19:30

Looks like I've got the DBSO later then







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