Next New Build In The UK

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:31 PM


At least reconstructing a long-scrapped LNER 2-8-2 makes some sense, given it's manageable size.

The non-streamlined versions, regardless of Valve Gear look great.

And, people care.

However, on THIS side of the Pond, with all the Plinthed Steam, Diesel and Electric locomotives gently aging ( Rotting? ) in parks, trees and elsewhere, does it make sense to recreate ANOTHER Locomotive?? if no one might care in several years? Or even NOW?

Even those locomotives 'Safely?' undercover at this writing may well be in danger as climates of interest change? and the price of real estate climbs.

BLW 60000 comes to mind, and there are others.

Rezoning and Taxes and loss of interest can demolish the strongest structures.

It is easy to dream, with other people's money.

My Two 2 Pence Worth.

Drink the Fn whine, and move on!

What next? A faithful rendition of ' RMS Titanic ' with Binoculars for all??

Thank You.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:08 AM

NDG has some valid points.  Somehow, I have the feeling that in about ten years or so, the T1 Trust will have a collection of various parts (not a complete set), no way to assemble them and no more money to do so anyway due to a decline of interest in the project.

If they were going to build a steam locomotive from scratch, they should have considered something a little smaller like a C&NW E class 4-6-2.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by kgbw49 on Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:37 PM

You could sell me on that one...

Or for a little extra oomph for the occasional excursion train with an extra coach or two, that rarest of breeds...

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Posted by kgbw49 on Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:59 PM

Quite a bit of progress on the P2 3-cylinder 2-8-2 2007 Prince of Wales - purportedly 20% complete per the embedded BBC video:

The other 2-8-2 build 2001 Cock O' The North does not seem to be as far along as Prince of Wales but they have a nice merchandise selection with proceeds going to construction of 2001.




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