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mrmover



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boldford wrote:
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Sidmouth’s boiler – The boiler from West Country class no. 34010 Sidmouth has resided for some years at Bridgnorth where it was used as a template for the cladding of Taw Valley. The owners, Southern Locomotives Limited (owners of SVR-resident sister Battle of Britain class no. 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’) have in their February news update discussed various possible options for this engine (and its boiler). More on the link http://www.southern-locomotives.co.uk/News/news.html#

Patrick
With TV nearing completion there is little need for Sidmouth’s boiler to remain at BH. I'm sure we've got loads of our own stuff we could store where it resides.


If it were removed elsewhere, could the opportunity be taken to smarten up the view for our fare paying passengers? Preferable, in my view (no pun intended) to dumping different junk there.

Yes, I appreciate that it's not junk, but to the layman spending £19 on a ticket, that's what it is.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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there is little need for Sidmouth’s boiler to remain at BH

I would question whether there is even that much need for it!!

I remember reading somewhere a couple of years ago at least (possibly SVR news) that it was due to go soon. Obviously that never happaned and it has now been there that long it seems like part of the furniture!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrmover wrote:
boldford wrote:
hearn_p wrote:
Sidmouth’s boiler – The boiler from West Country class no. 34010 Sidmouth has resided for some years at Bridgnorth where it was used as a template for the cladding of Taw Valley. The owners, Southern Locomotives Limited (owners of SVR-resident sister Battle of Britain class no. 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’) have in their February news update discussed various possible options for this engine (and its boiler). More on the link http://www.southern-locomotives.co.uk/News/news.html#

Patrick
With TV nearing completion there is little need for Sidmouth’s boiler to remain at BH. I'm sure we've got loads of our own stuff we could store where it resides.


If it were removed elsewhere, could the opportunity be taken to smarten up the view for our fare paying passengers? Preferable, in my view (no pun intended) to dumping different junk there.

Yes, I appreciate that it's not junk, but to the layman spending £19 on a ticket, that's what it is.


Agreed - the view for arriving passengers is not very attractive - rusty boilers on one side and the tatty accommodation coaches on the other.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Southern Locomotives has announced that it is considering the restoration of 34010 Sidmouth, starting in 2016.

http://www.southern-locomotives.co.uk/News/news.html
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh good.....can we have it back when its finished...please please please Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R Hargreaves wrote:
Oh good.....can we have it back when its finished...please please please Very Happy


Can we just have our nice GWR country secondary route back instead please?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
Southern Locomotives has announced that it is considering the restoration of 34010 Sidmouth, starting in 2016.

http://www.southern-locomotives.co.uk/News/news.html

On Nat Pres, it was explained that if agreed the boiler off 34028 will be used help 34010's restoration as the work needed for that one is less (or certainly more known how much will be needed). Then 34010's boiler will be used on 34028.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bradleyman wrote:
R Hargreaves wrote:
Oh good.....can we have it back when its finished...please please please Very Happy


Can we just have our nice GWR country secondary route back instead please?

Well, running 7, 8, 9 or even 10 coach trains aren't really typical of what the Valley would have had.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJEvans wrote:
bradleyman wrote:
R Hargreaves wrote:
Oh good.....can we have it back when its finished...please please please Very Happy


Can we just have our nice GWR country secondary route back instead please?

Well, running 7, 8, 9 or even 10 coach trains aren't really typical of what the Valley would have had.


True but we have plenty of core SVR motive power well capable of handling such trains without importing yet more completely out of place over large locos such as this. Try asking the crews how they like a week on one of these.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True , but who knows what the motive power situation will be like if or when 34010 steams. I wasn't advocating the loco being based at SVR, just nice to see ex Barry locos steaming again and fresh visiting locos mean bums on seats.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bradleyman wrote:
KJEvans wrote:
bradleyman wrote:
R Hargreaves wrote:
Oh good.....can we have it back when its finished...please please please Very Happy


Can we just have our nice GWR country secondary route back instead please?

Well, running 7, 8, 9 or even 10 coach trains aren't really typical of what the Valley would have had.


True but we have plenty of core SVR motive power well capable of handling such trains without importing yet more completely out of place over large locos such as this. Try asking the crews how they like a week on one of these.

Oh, I would much prefer to be behind a GW prairie or a manor. But evidently the management see it differently. One Bulleid is ok but running the pair of them always seems to coincide with us running delays...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:30 pm    Post subject: Bulleids Reply with quote

Yes it is nice to see ex Barry locos restered, but 2 plus Bulleids means extreme expenditure in running costs (coal etc) as well as hire fees.
2 manors, a large prairie or 2 and a Stanier mogul, or class 5 are much more economical (not forgetting my beloved 2857 .
We need to keep to realism.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course we have our own Hall and Standard 4 on their way back, plus a Black 5 and Collett Mogul patiently waiting. Not forgetting a Jinty and 2 panniers for the midweek and end of season services.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Of course we have our own Hall and Standard 4 on their way back

And a Stanier Mogul Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oliver wrote:
And a Stanier Mogul :)


Thank you, Oliver! We're forging ahead with her.
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