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2-8-2 after a couple of weeks

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Those who made it to the Member's Day will have seen the 2-8-2 quietly simmering away on Summat Colliery.

 

For those who didn't here's a couple of shots showing off Roomey's "2 weeks into service" weathering that sets it off perfectly :)

 

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Now, must get that article finished for Model Rail .....

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I've got to be honest... at first glance that looks like a splendid model of a standard... part 9F part 7P... but then it dawns.... oh eck, no it's not. It really is stunning. A perfect example of what can be done :yahoo:.

Now, give it a couple of weeks more and a few water stains from the safety valves... and a little more gunge on the valve gear and cylinders and it'll continue to age... or just show how it's running in nicely :yes:

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Very nice, I've always hankered after having a go at one of these.

 

What type of chassis did you use and what size/make of wheels? Obviously you used a current spec Britannia boiler etc, presumably unaltered except for the repaint. I've always wondered whether these engines were to have been mixed traffic machines - the 5' 3" drivers suggest they were, as the class 3 and 4 moguls with these wheels were fully lined out and it certainly suits the class 8. They might have gone to the S&D earlier than the 9Fs and might have postponed the evil day a little longer . . .

 

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Very nice, I've always hankered after having a go at one of these.What type of chassis did you use and what size/make of wheels? Obviously you used a current spec Britannia boiler etc, presumably unaltered except for the repaint. I've always wondered whether these engines were to have been mixed traffic machines - the 5' 3" drivers suggest they were, as the class 3 and 4 moguls with these wheels were fully lined out and it certainly suits the class 8. They might have gone to the S&D earlier than the 9Fs and might have postponed the evil day a little longer . . .JE

 

If you start reading my blog from here that should answer all your questions ;)

 

Yes it's nice to speculate about what might have been, a batch of 2-8-2 mixed traffic engines and a load of 2-8-0 standard eights for the freight work. Riddles did get it right though, the 9F was a far superior loco and the right decision in my opinion.

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That is an absolutely gorgeous beast- with an appropriate name too.What a shame they never appeared, they would have been a magnificent sight on a Summer Saturday extra or a heavy freight. I would go as far as to say that if 91000 R A Riddles had been built, she (he?) would be sitting on a heritage railway today.

 

Now being the nosey mare that I am I have this urge to find out more about them- time to look in my books on BR Standards. :rolleyes:

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Now that engine type certainly should have been built, but wasn't it Riddles that stopped it and suggested a development of his WD 2-10-0?

If we had this on the Bluebell it would not be sitting about, but would be a popular engine, as it is the 9F suffers from rear driver flange wear due to having to spend half its time going backwards. Also the ashpan is difficult to clear properly and clogs up fast and this design would have been better. One of the great might have beens, still I hope that someone will build a P2, but this Standard would be almost as interesting!

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