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Did anyone pick up on the "clocked up two million miles in service, a record for steam which has never been beaten"?

 

The record was beaten by quite a number of locos- and is held for steam by 60106 Flying Fox at a little over 2.7 million miles. - and this was the loco that lost in the 1924 locomotive exchanges....

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Les1952 said:

Did anyone pick up on the "clocked up two million miles in service, a record for steam which has never been beaten"?

 

The record was beaten by quite a number of locos- and is held for steam by 60106 Flying Fox at a little over 2.7 million miles. - and this was the loco that lost in the 1924 locomotive exchanges....

 

They've got it slightly garbled. Charles Dickens accumulated that mileage working the same 8:30 am Manchester-London express and 4:00 pm return (it was a Longsight locomotive) every weekday (with the exception of works visits including rebuilding as an Improved Precedent) for twenty years - 267 miles per day - that's the record that has not been beaten. It "wrote" letters to the press reporting its one million and two million miles.

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3 minutes ago, GNR Dave said:

According to the latest issue of The Bachmann Times, manufacturing is complete and they are 'in transit' for September delivery.

 

Brilliant, just need Hattons to sort out the LNWR Genesis now then.

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On 28/04/2021 at 22:02, Compound2632 said:

 

Certainly not superheated! But wouldn't that jangling be from the coupling rods?

 

Sorry, missed this at the time.  No, a much higher pitched sound, which really did sound like the snifters on a 4F, if you've ever heard one. Rods have a much more sonerous note.

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On 13/11/2020 at 10:37, 247 Developments said:

 

247 developments 2016 will need to enlarge the range of Precedent Class we Stock. We only do 4 Names/Numbers at the moment but we are planning to do more by the time these are released

 

http://www.247developments.co.uk/PRE_GROUPING_1.html

 

As these are getting close have you managed to add some more names yet? 
 

Thanks

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Update from Bachmann:

 

We are pleased to report that production is complete on all our exclusive models of the Caledonian 812, LNWR Precedents and LNER V2s.

 

Due to the current shipping / container issues happening in China they are simply waiting for a container for all three models to shipped to the UK. A container is booked towards the end of the month. This means that if all goes to plan we are likely to see the models arrive with us towards the end of November.

 

Further updates will follow once shipped and we should be able to share the ship tracking information so all can see the current location of the models.

 

Order books are almost full so pre-ordering is highly recommended. A big thank you to everyone who has ordered so far.

 

Oliver

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21 minutes ago, Oliver Rails said:

Update from Bachmann:

 

We are pleased to report that production is complete on all our exclusive models of the Caledonian 812, LNWR Precedents and LNER V2s.

 

Due to the current shipping / container issues happening in China they are simply waiting for a container for all three models to shipped to the UK. A container is booked towards the end of the month. This means that if all goes to plan we are likely to see the models arrive with us towards the end of November.

 

Further updates will follow once shipped and we should be able to share the ship tracking information so all can see the current location of the models.

 

Order books are almost full so pre-ordering is highly recommended. A big thank you to everyone who has ordered so far.

 

Oliver

So its looking like its doorstep delivery the week before Christmas then  !

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25 minutes ago, Oliver Rails said:

  This means that if all goes to plan we are likely to see the models arrive with us towards the end of November.

 

 

Excellent, thanks @Oliver Rails that's good to know, gives me some lead time on stashing some cash over the next couple of months in anticipation, plus gives me something to look forward to for Christmas, might even manage some track-laying on the layout by then too!

 

cheers,

 

Keith

 

 

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