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Old 16th March 2017, 14:39   #16
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Nothing wrong with the frame etc, that was fixed. It was crud up until it knackered its traction motors a while ago at Grosmont.

Been to UKRL at Leicester, had work done on TMs and (I think) it's had a load bank. Can't vouch for whether it'll be better these days but the NRM have spent five figures on it so at least it's a runner.

We'll find out soon enough as it's due to appear at the Bluebell first
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Nothing wrong with the frame etc, that was fixed. It was crud up until it knackered its traction motors a while ago at Grosmont.

Been to UKRL at Leicester, had work done on TMs and (I think) it's had a load bank. Can't vouch for whether it'll be better these days but the NRM have spent five figures on it so at least it's a runner.

We'll find out soon enough as it's due to appear at the Bluebell first
Thanks for that 37038. It'll be good to hear it getting a workout up Erdington bank with 8 on...
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Old 16th March 2017, 20:44   #18
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Oh I so very much want to go to this one, it promises to be hellfire!

Agreed on the LUL 4TC set, I had it on the Bluebell in April last year and it is so not suited to a gala!
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Booked train for the Friday, going 2 be epic
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Old 17th March 2017, 13:15   #20
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Think you'll need more than a day to cover everything! Took me 2.5 last time and there's more locos this year Unless you don't need much?

Other issue is that some locos might not work at all some days?
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We did it over two days last year and there were a couple of things I missed out on, it was great staying up there though and doing some of the later trains.
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Late night running sounds good, may stay over and do the Saturday
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Old 18th March 2017, 01:45   #23
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Its a bit odd/annoying that the 2056 off Bridgnorth only runs as far as Bewdley on the Friday night, People who need to get back to Brum may not like to risk the 2236 arrival for the last train at 2248 whereas if it ran through would form a lovely comfortable connection.

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Any more visiting locos announced?
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I see D6700 has been pulled for maintenance and also the SVR based 20059 and 20188 surprisingly. Does anyone know why the 20s aren't running? I know that they're privately owned.
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Politics and a rumoured search for a new home
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Every gala I go to with a 20 in the lineup sees them get pulled! Bluebell last year didn't have them out on the day of my visit and now SVR are denying me of 20 thrash!
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All is not lost Tech as 20205 and 20189 are there too
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Oh good, bring them on!
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