Excellent explanation from those that actually know what's what. I know that there could be £19,900 left to cover the costs of parts so I do hope that anyone that has the resources will put their money where there arm rests are and cough up to support one of the best engineering projects I have ever been involved in. Oh how I wish I was years younger and had the skills to be involved in helping with something like this (other than financially).
Thanks Fritters. It would be great if this thread now just ticks over until the repairs are under way and maybe relevant updates, including some pictures, could be placed here. I'd hope to see Tornado back in service by the summer, however I believe she would be better running prestige trains at good, mile a minute schedules. I also believe that more runs to and from main line linked heritage lines followed by guest weekends would be a great way forward. Also, Scotsman ambling thgrough the countryside from the X to Scarborough on Thursday, shows that interesting routes with some faster running is a great way to travel. Good, old fashioned railway journeys.
I am going to be controversial and suggest that maybe going for it on the ECML was not such a great idea in hindsight although yes, it could have happened at any speed as the Trust say. Personally I believe traction performances over tough routes (eg, Settle, Copy Pit) and scenic tours should be the norm and maybe one or two outings on the fast mains as in the past just to let the machine stretch its' wheels. Circuit routes might also be fun?
Thank you A1 Trust for keeping us informed and I agree with your sentiments Dr.
Edited by Mallard60022, Yesterday, 10:12 .