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Lydham and Dinmore Manors strutting their stuff in glorious sunshine in Torbay.

 

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Nice to see some proper motive power on that line! 

 

I didn't realise they had a pair of manors! 

 

Kind regards,


Nick.

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6 minutes ago, Brinkly said:

Nice to see some proper motive power on that line! 

 

I didn't realise they had a pair of manors! 

 

Kind regards,


Nick.

 

Apparently they have that much work in the engineering shop they’ve subcontracted out the overhaul of 5239 Goliath.

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21 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

Apparently they have that much work in the engineering shop they’ve subcontracted out the overhaul of 5239 Goliath.

 

Well that is good news! Keeps that side of the business going. 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

Apparently they have that much work in the engineering shop they’ve subcontracted out the overhaul of 5239 Goliath.

Can they make more from their external work than it will cost them to outsource 5239's overhaul? If they can, then why wouldn't their existing customers have saved money and gone to where 5239 is going? I can't quite work it out either way.

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I suppose if the engineering shop is run as a separate business then Goliath would be on a wait list, and if operationally they needed her overhauled, they might need to go elsewhere to get it when they need it.

 

It's the old conundrum of quality, cost and time. If you're lucky you get 2 out of 3 :)

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The lining on that second boiler band is wonky.

 

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A couple of reworked Airfix/GMR Wagons in P4. Decals are Powsides & Fox Transfers..

 

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And 6019 King Henry V...

 

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She started life as a basket case R3401 GWR Shirtbutton King Charles II...

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talking of the ESR, and one for the fans (?)...

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10 hours ago, colin penfold said:

I suppose if the engineering shop is run as a separate business then Goliath would be on a wait list, and if operationally they needed her overhauled, they might need to go elsewhere to get it when they need it.

 

It's the old conundrum of quality, cost and time. If you're lucky you get 2 out of 3 :)

That's a fair point Colin. I had assumed that the works was an integral part of the railway itself.

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More of Lydham Manor, this time crossing Broadsands Viaduct. Taken by the youngest daughter.

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Posted (edited)

Those Manor shots are certainly more attractive than this clanking ugly brute that caught me by surprise early last month whilst walking the Prom at Goodrington Sands. It would seem to have escaped from the Churnet Valley again.DSCN2030.JPG.f8aae324cb1dec286aa83e3740bb8867.JPG

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10 hours ago, westerner said:

Nothing wrong with big and ugly!

 

I don't remember you being particularly big, Alan.  :jester:

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I'm a bit smaller (thinner) than when we chatted at Barrow Road a few years ago, Colin, but some say I'm just as ugly.

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Cop this a 10 week old Manilio will be the size of a shed when adult IMAG2254.jpg.25ba3a65623988e3dd810498f840b722.jpg 

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