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I’ve never been a fan of narrow gauge engines. They often look too mis-proportioned to me but the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch engines have always looked quite good IMO so I’ll vote for Samson in its lovely Prussian blue.

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My narrow gauge vote goes for this one. Lyn on the Lynton and Barnstaple.

 

 

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Another vote for the RhB G4/5.

First we see the model in the garden - last month:

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Then the real thing on Wiesen Viaduct in January 2011:

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Or, as I particularly like these locos, we can have two Garden size models - one steam the other electric - in the garden last August. Unfortunately the steam one was only visiting!

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Chris H

 

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Wot - Like this?

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I once had a short cab ride in a real one from Samedan to Pontresina, it were marvellous.

 

I will now desist from digressing quite so much from Grandfather's work place - quite a few years at Peterborough "North Box", but he retired from "Westwood Box"

 

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Chris H

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5 hours ago, great northern said:

Trains are running, and in complete contrast to yesterday, no problems at all so far. Tea is being consumed, and an excursion to Hunstanton is at Platform 6. It started from East, so it has a GE section loco. Why from March though?  Spital Bridge must be a bit short.  At least someone remembered that the B17 must have a short tender, otherwise there will be turntable problems at the other end.

 

 

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Gilbert,

 

I’m puzzled by this excursion to Hunstanton.  If it’s booked to run via Sutton Bridge and South Lynn, the B17 is barred in 1958.  Route from Sutton Bridge to South Lynn was RA4 by then.

 

Paul

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35 minutes ago, Flying Fox 34F said:


Gilbert,

 

I’m puzzled by this excursion to Hunstanton.  If it’s booked to run via Sutton Bridge and South Lynn, the B17 is barred in 1958.  Route from Sutton Bridge to South Lynn was RA4 by then.

 

Paul

Oops, wrong excursion! The B17 should be on one to Skeggy, which leaves a bit later. This one of course should have an Ivatt 4. Someone will get a telling off.

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19 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

 

She could have been buying for a care home - or not !

 

John Isherwood.

My money is on not. I'd have thought a care home, which has vulnerable people, would have priority slots for delivery.

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Have I missed the poll for narrow gauge locos?  VERY difficult to choose, there being so many contenders, but I think I'll join the votes for the Rhaetische Bahn's Krokodil, having enjoyed several rides between Davos and Filisur behind one the last couple of summers (and was hoping to again this summer).  I did vote for it before under 'articulated locos', so maybe second time lucky!

 

 

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Favourite narrow gauge loco.

As much as I have fond memories of QR 2300s rumbling back and forth, they really aren't lookers. And we're doing this by looks.

So I've got to hand it to the QR 1250 class. I've only ever seen one, and it's a museum piece. But there's just something about the way that sunvisor sits that looks amazing...

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