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Offline Yet_Another

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Re: Thoughts on eras
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 06:28:04 PM »
A number of locomotives including a Caledonian single and a Highland Jones goods and a Great North of Scotland Railway ‘F’ Class were all active in Scotland on rail tours from 1958 to mid sixties , but none of these would have enough support for manufacture
Hornby did the Caledonian single, IIRC. So never say never.

But probably say never  ;)

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Re: Thoughts on eras
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2018, 07:03:32 PM »
Im 32 and model the southern at grouping. Bit of odd one the southern region. Because of the commitment to 3rd rail a lot of the steam locos lasted a lot longer than they otherwise would have on the other regions. So most models would suit the BR period. However I would love to see something like a LSWR A12 produced. I think they were withdrawn as BR came in but wouldn't be surprised if one had BRITISH RAILWAYS applied.
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Re: Thoughts on eras
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 11:10:36 AM »
Of the Adams A!2s 20 were withdrawn in 1946/7, &  the last 4 were withdrawn in 1948 but never carried BR numbers nor livey  618 Jan '48, 636 Oct '48 and 627 & 629 in Dec 48

For full list of withdrawals see http://www.semgonline.com/steam/a12class_01.html

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Re: Thoughts on eras
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2018, 11:02:20 AM »
I'm by no means an expert on steam of any kind but one thing that did surprise me when digging through Wikipedia is just how many classes of pre-grouping locomotives, some dating from the (very) late 19th century, made it through to early BR days.

The depression of the 1930s followed by WW2 meant that a lot of old locos simply had to be kept going in order to keep services running. With little new money, it was very much as case of "make do and mend". The BR standards generally saw off the last of the pre-grouping locos during the 1950s although some truly vintage locos such as the LBSCR Terriers made it all the way through to 1963 before the final members were withdrawn.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)


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