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4 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

Several 0.6.2 Tanks though and the C2 0.6.0. 

Very true (and the 0-6-2Ts are very nice) , but I wouldn't judge them as "best" or "more successful". 

 

Depends on exactly what your criteria are, I suppose...

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1 hour ago, great northern said:

What haven't we done?  LBSCR, what was its best design?

 

Has to be the K Mogul!

 

32343 L B Billinton LBSCR K class 2-6-0

 

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The naming of LBSCR locos was an added attraction for me, especially those modest, humdrum tanks named after lovely Sussex villages. And the radial tanks seemed a very sound design, harking back to the very end of Stroudley's reign with West Brighton, and increasing driver size though E3/4/5 by 6" every class. So E5, an 0-6-2 tank with 5'6" drivers, seems to be my choice.

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7 hours ago, 2750Papyrus said:

Marsh Atlantic.  GN design with longer stroke and cab!

Yes , I was veering towards the H1/H 2 Atlantic’s and in terms of best they cut it for me but I kind of feel they are not really true LBSC locos. Marsh apparently even borrowed Doncaster’s drawings of the GNR Atlantic and just tweaked it a bit , so I marked them down a bit on that and give my vote to the E4 tanks, not least because the Bluebells one looks great in the flesh. 

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I'm in two minds - again!

 

I wanted to vote for the  Bo-Bo 800 HP motor luggage vans built for the extension of the LBSCR 6,600v AC Overhead electric system to Coulsdon North and Sutton.

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But as the extensions got delayed by WW1 and then the Grouping of 1923, these motive power units did not enter service till 1925 under the "Southern Railway" heading!

 

So instead my vote goes to the beautiful L Class "Baltic" tanks introduced by Lawson Billinton.

 

Regards

Chris H

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K Class Mogul with 5 votes thwarted efforts to promote the Marsh Atlantic, which got 4.

 

While we are in this part of the world, we will look for the best of the SECR, about which I know even less.

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27 minutes ago, great northern said:

Next is the 5.00 stopper from KX, just a MK1 five set, but headed by Mallard. The HMRS survey shows this was Pacific hauled more often than not, and the return leg is likely to be one of the heavy overnight sleeping car trains.

 

 

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Another one I forgot to photoshop. My brain must be more addled than usual.

This train was an 11 car formation from KX with six coaches for Cambridge on the back. Unlike the later splitting 1752 KX-PN/CMB, it was not double headed, so probably justified a Pacific as far as Hitchin.

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50 minutes ago, great northern said:

K Class Mogul with 5 votes thwarted efforts to promote the Marsh Atlantic, which got 4.

 

While we are in this part of the world, we will look for the best of the SECR, about which I know even less.

Nothing will beat the N

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