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GeorgeT's (7mm Workbench) Bullied W/C 34008 'Padstow'


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5 hours ago, Andrew P said:

That didn't take you long mate, very nice.

 

Thanks Andy, As l have built three Bulleids on commission latley l thought l would build one for myself, the ACE finished at Padstow from Waterloo and 34008 has been a favourite loco of mine...

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Padstow's chassis is starting to take shape...used 12ba bolts on the rear axle and 10ba on the other two, as l dont want the nuts to fowl the front axle with the valve gear...

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The tender is coming along for 'Padstow' and its the 5,500 (cut down) version, also had a visit to 'Haworth on Saturday and spotted this loco at the station, Not a favourite colour of mine, think it would be better in BR lined black ??

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On 20/09/2021 at 08:18, georgeT said:

The tender is coming along for 'Padstow' and its the 5,500 (cut down) version, also had a visit to 'Haworth on Saturday and spotted this loco at the station, Not a favourite colour of mine, think it would be better in BR lined black ??

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Is the red livery a nod to the early days of the KWVR ?

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4 hours ago, doilum said:

Is the red livery a nod to the early days of the KWVR ?

It is.  In the late 60's B.R. actively discouraged the use of B.R. livery once a loco had been sold so most preserved railways painted their locos and rolling stock in pre-B.R. livery or their own 'house' colours.  In addition some enthusiasts were quite hostile to B.R. at the end of steam so were keen to rid their locos of any B.R. identity.  41241 was a bit of a compromise in crimson lake with KWVR on the tanks but a B.R. number.  After many years in B.R. lined black the KWVR restored the 1968 livery as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations IIRC.

Ray.

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