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If you look at the WLLR website you will see they are hoping to get an Austrian U Class for a couple of years. Hopefully arriving by the Gala Weekend.

 

 

(Sorry no link as I am on my phone!)

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That'll be worth a visit. Possibly on the Sunday of the Gala.

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It arrived yesterday:

 

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Just to prove that the Lilliput mode's removable chimney is prototypical!

 

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They were lubricating it when I was there and then shunted it into the bay. At some point it's being moved to Llanfair where it'll get checked out (boiler thickness, etc.,) to ensure it's safe to use. It's not guaranteed it'll be running at the Gala but they are hoping so.

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You can tell it's an early variant of the Liliput U class, you have to unscrew the chimney to dismantle it... :jester:

 

Martin

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Slightly different to the Lilliput version as it unbolts rather than unscrews!! ;)

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If all the checks go well then yes. They have a contract with the Zillertalbahn for two years, my post earlier with a link to the WLLR website has the full details.

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