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14 minutes ago, petrox said:

Pic of 4628 in R.C. Riley's "Great Western Album" in 1963.

Cheers … there are a few around… 

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On 24/01/2024 at 21:00, NXEA! said:

Ooh, tell me more please! Wasn’t aware of that. Don’t think they ever turned up on cross-London freight did they? As someone who loves all things ex-GER, I’ve certainly never seen photos of them at Temple Mills for example, but not heard of them turning up at Hither Green etc either. 

 

There was an article in one of the magazines a few years ago about the ones overhauled at Stratford (East London, not the one in the Midlands). I can't remember which magazine it was, Steam World or Steam Days ISTR. I'll try and dig it out.

 

Obviously not including the 94XX that was on loan there for a while on tests.

 

It was more like the overhauls of some PTs at Derby, not used in that area, just overhauled there. No idea which route they use to get there though.

 

Loads on the Southern Region though. They even got to places like Folkestone and Bournemouth!

 

https://kentrail.org.uk/folkestone_harbour.htm

 

https://mikemorant.smugmug.com/Trains-Railways-British-Isles/GWR-and-BRW/GWR-5700-0-6-0PT/i-hz4bksL/A

 

 

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6 hours ago, Steamport Southport said:

 

There was an article in one of the magazines a few years ago about the ones overhauled at Stratford (East London, not the one in the Midlands). I can't remember which magazine it was, Steam World or Steam Days ISTR. I'll try and dig it out.

 

Obviously not including the 94XX that was on loan there for a while on tests.

 

It was more like the overhauls of some PTs at Derby, not used in that area, just overhauled there. No idea which route they use to get there though.

 

Loads on the Southern Region though. They even got to places like Folkestone and Bournemouth!

 

https://kentrail.org.uk/folkestone_harbour.htm

 

https://mikemorant.smugmug.com/Trains-Railways-British-Isles/GWR-and-BRW/GWR-5700-0-6-0PT/i-hz4bksL/A

 

 

Jason

Thanks Jason, if you could dig out the article that’d be great. Have tried a Google but nothing doing unfortunately. 

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Midland Region (as a result of early BR boundary changes) based panniers from the Birkenhead area definitely went to Derby for shopping at one stage but I don't know if that included 57XX.

 

I've not heard of any being shopped at Stratford although a 94XX was transferred there for a while to see if the type was considered suitable for heavy shunting work on the GE section - it was sent back to the WR.

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31 minutes ago, The Stationmaster said:

I've not heard of any being shopped at Stratford although a 94XX was transferred there for a while to see if the type was considered suitable for heavy shunting work on the GE section - it was sent back to the WR.


Looks like BR database info matches that - 9401 allocated to 30A for a few months in 1957

https://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=locodata&id=9401&type=S&loco=9401

 

 

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On 26/01/2024 at 11:46, 5Dublo2 said:


Looks like BR database info matches that - 9401 allocated to 30A for a few months in 1957

https://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=locodata&id=9401&type=S&loco=9401

 

 

 

Well that one isn't in any doubt. Photographic evidence of it, although the wrong type of PT for the thread (although quite relevant for Accurascale as they are doing a GER 0-6-0T).

 

https://www.transporttreasury.com/p768987610/e33a224e

 

It was also the one sent for trails at Lickey.

 

 

 

Jason

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22 hours ago, Steamport Southport said:

 

Well that one isn't in any doubt. Photographic evidence of it, although the wrong type of PT for the thread (although quite relevant for Accurascale as they are doing a GER 0-6-0T).

 

https://www.transporttreasury.com/p768987610/e33a224e

 

It was also the one sent for trails at Lickey.

 

 

 

Jason

There are three photos of it, taken by Dick Riley - on GE territory in the relevant volume of the ' Pannier Papers'.   However where it is visible in the photos the engine can be seen as still carrying its Reading shedplate.

 

Back now to 57XX etc?

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Sorry, catching up here. Also, easily amused:

 

On 24/01/2024 at 18:51, The Stationmaster said:

Not really.  The 'factory' had an overhead crane but I dobn't know its lifting capacity although I did see holding a relatively fill side tank of a condensing 97XX (in order to search for a leek in the tank. 

 

This was presumably following its return from overhaul at

 

On 24/01/2024 at 18:51, The Stationmaster said:

Caerphilly

 

Hat, coat, etc.

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8 hours ago, Moley48 said:

You guys are prob aware of it already but I'm Just trying to pre-order 7714 on the accurascale site and I get this at checkout - 

 

 

 

 

Screenshot 2024-04-23 122748.jpg

 

I can’t replicate the error i’m afraid so perhaps something transient on the shopify side? Are you still seeing the same ?

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11 hours ago, McC said:

 

I can’t replicate the error i’m afraid so perhaps something transient on the shopify side? Are you still seeing the same ?

Whatever the problem was it has cleared this morning. 

 

Pre-ordered 👍

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35 minutes ago, Tiny151 said:

I'm having a different problem - it won't let me order a red one!


All in good time , I want a wartime black one.

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I have 2 of these pannier tanks on pre-order. I am interested to ask about the buffer beams. 
 

In the description on the Accurascale website, it states that the model comes with factory fitted pipes & screw link couplings. 
 

Is this correct? Usually the screw link couplings are provided in the box for the user to fit. I am hoping they do come factory fitted as this will make things easier for my usage. 😀

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On 01/01/2024 at 07:58, Hal Nail said:

I have no problem with gimmicks, as long as those that want them foot 100% of the incremental cost.

 

Happy New Year :)

As a DC user, I wish I could say the same to DCC users.

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On 27/01/2024 at 14:36, Steamport Southport said:

 

Well that one isn't in any doubt. Photographic evidence of it, although the wrong type of PT for the thread (although quite relevant for Accurascale as they are doing a GER 0-6-0T).

 

https://www.transporttreasury.com/p768987610/e33a224e

 

It was also the one sent for trails at Lickey.

 

 

 

Jason

Even got non-GWR lamp irons fitted too.. that or turned them sideways.

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1 hour ago, Suzy Sulzer said:

I did notice the recent launch of the class 60 included several finished samples.

 

Then samples of j69 & the HTO/HTV.

 

Pannier tank next HINT 

It looks like one or two other things are in front of it in the release schedule.   And of course the designer has been rather busy - to say the very least - with something else that has arrived on the scene as decorated samples and not even Accurascale designers can do everything at once (although at times they seem to).  

 

The pannier needed one or two tweaks but hopefully we might be able to see and hold some decorated samples in late November  or even some pre-production models as they say they are aiming for Q1 2025 delivery according to their website.

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