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creese_m



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:14 pm    Post subject: GWR Autotrailer W38W Reply with quote

Given the success of the Auto Coaches on the SVR I can only wish the lottery win would come in so this one could be added

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, I really don't think they have the resources to do it where it is.

Were it to be for sale and then bought onto the SVR what do you suggest would go to comply with the "one on -one off" policy?

At the risk of ruffling some feathers; discuss.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Re W38 Reply with quote

Brian

More important questions would be
a) which vehicle overhaul would be deferred to make way for the overhaul ?
b) who would you suggest would do the work, or would it be another "apprenticeship" overhaul as 4930 ?

Don't get me wrong - I'd love to see it on the Valley, but these suggestions need realistic backing.

Peter
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Declaring a peripheral personal interest I was distantly associated with the initial purchase of this vehicle from BR. It was then in good condition bodywork wise & could fairly easily have been sorted. Now a couple of ownerships on and judging by recent photos it is close to being beyond it even though it is of some historical significance (unique survivor of this particular type?). From recent photos there is not even a sheet over it.

I have long thought that there is a case for setting up proper woodworking apprenticeships in a well equipped workshop with lottery or similar funding. The resulting skills would be transferrable outside the railway scene and vehicles such as this could benefit in a major way from the resulting attention.

A lot of the current pre nat SVR fleet will, in time, need skilled woodwork attention.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boldford , I did say if the Lottery win came in ! rather than suggesting it was acquired and restored on the SVR
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Re W38 Reply with quote

Peter Share wrote:
Brian

More important questions would be
a) which vehicle overhaul would be deferred to make way for the overhaul ?
b) who would you suggest would do the work, or would it be another "apprenticeship" overhaul as 4930 ?

Don't get me wrong - I'd love to see it on the Valley, but these suggestions need realistic backing.

Peter

Hence the reason why I said - Discuss. Feathers ruffled already perhaps?

Seriously, I'm neither in favour nor against it coming to the SVR. I am against it returning to nature as it appears to be doing.

bradleyman wrote:
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I have long thought that there is a case for setting up proper woodworking apprenticeships in a well equipped workshop with lottery or similar funding. The resulting skills would be transferrable outside the railway scene and vehicles such as this could benefit in a major way from the resulting attention.

I believe there is a plan is to set up another wood work workshop at Kidderminster (in addition to that already at Bewdley) in the space vacated by the recently departed wheel lathe.
This is certainly an area where the SVR could expand its apprentice scheme should it so wish. Subject to finance; as usual.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My main thought on moving it to the SVR would be "what would haul it"? Whilst we currently have 1450 and, from all accounts, a very good relationship with the owner, there's the possibility that our only auto-fitted loco will eventually leave to seek newer pastures, leaving us with a rather lonely auto coach!

I am quite surprised by the number of auto coaches that are still in existence; I thought the number was much lower.
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