Next New Build In The UK

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Posted by M636C on Sunday, April 01, 2018 9:06 AM

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Apparently the A1 Trust chaps are getting cracking on preliminary work for the V4 2-6-2 that is next in line for building after P-2 2007 Prince of Wales is completed.

https://www.a1steam.com/2018/01/29/first-components-acquired-new-gresley-class-v4/

 
I reported the acquisition of the wheel tyres on 18 February, above...
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Posted by M636C on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:37 PM

Tornado has had a failure of its inside valve gear.

https://www.a1steam.com/category/news/

Apparently the piston valve seized causing the combination lever to fail.

The bent combination lever can be seen lying on the track at the feet of a track worker (or crewman).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00N0Y2UCuuo&time_continue=40...

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Posted by zugmann on Saturday, April 21, 2018 6:03 PM

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The bent combination lever can be seen lying on the track at the feet of a track worker (or crewman).

Who is standing in the gauge talking on his phone.  I know, different country, but still...

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Posted by kgbw49 on Monday, September 10, 2018 9:20 PM

Here is a link to 27 new build steam projects in the United Kingdom.

Yes, 27!

Several on the list have been completed, but it is an amazing list nonetheless!

https://newbuildsteam.com/the-projects/

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:05 AM

Note that many of these proposals are for relatively small locomotives, nothing remotely close to the size of an NKP Berkshire, much less a T1.  I also suspect that most of these proposals will die for lack of financing.

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Posted by kgbw49 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:23 PM

True they are much smaller locomotives. The clearances and the loading gauge are much more restrictive than here in North America.

At the same time, the population base of the UK is much smaller, so the financial base from which to raise funds is much smaller.

So if even 40% of these new builds become reality, that will be an amazing group of accomplishments indeed.

What those men and women are achieving over there is definitely deserving of a tip o’ the hat!

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Posted by kgbw49 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:29 PM

Here is a 4-6-0 that is getting very close:

http://www.6880.co.uk/news/

And a 2-6-2T:

http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-aug18.html

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