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Reply #30 on: February 26, 2020, 03:06:58 PM
Holy crap.  Even if Mallard was specially built for speed, that's still amazing.  :o 

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Reply #31 on: February 26, 2020, 04:20:55 PM
They (Class A4) were built as streamliners and with very fancy carriages to match - including a cinema coach. The big rivalry was between the LNER for the East Coast route - London to Edinbrough, and the LMS for the West Coast, London to Glasgow. There are about 4 of the class preserved in running order.

Sir William Stanier, chief designer for the LMS also built some very powerful streamline Pacifics, the Dutchess Class, which, for a time held the speed record of 117mph


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Reply #32 on: February 27, 2020, 01:48:38 PM
God those are purdy.  :2thumbs:  It's great that at least a few of them have been preserved. 

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Reply #33 on: February 27, 2020, 01:57:02 PM
We have an amazing number of preserved steam loco's in the uK, and a surprising number of preservation railways to run them. Also, like Tornado and mallard, and many others, a lot of loco's that are licenced to run on charter trains on the main system - its big business these days.

This is one of the biggest and most popular - The Severn Valley Railway.


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Reply #34 on: March 01, 2020, 06:22:46 PM
The Mad River Museum got a Berkshire last year and are working on restoring it. 

https://www.madrivermuseum.org/757/about.html

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Reply #35 on: March 01, 2020, 06:32:42 PM
Fantastic!

But this is the great success of an American loco restoration;


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Reply #36 on: March 01, 2020, 10:49:53 PM
That is damn cool. 


By the way, I just want to thank Bawb for creating this thread.  I've been an amateur train enthusiast my entire life, and the stuff that gets posted here pretty much always makes my day.  :) 

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Reply #37 on: March 01, 2020, 11:03:44 PM
That's a pretty train.  :dreamer:

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Reply #38 on: March 02, 2020, 06:26:30 AM
That is damn cool. 


By the way, I just want to thank Bawb for creating this thread.  I've been an amateur train enthusiast my entire life, and the stuff that gets posted here pretty much always makes my day.  :)

No problem - I've been a fan ever since I was a kid. have you looked at Train Simulator?

The main one I use, and have done since the first version was released in the 1990's. is Trainz by Auran. Its very much a 'build and operate a virtual model railway' program.

https://store.trainzportal.com/

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Reply #39 on: March 02, 2020, 02:41:05 PM
have you looked at Train Simulator?

The main one I use, and have done since the first version was released in the 1990's. is Trainz by Auran. Its very much a 'build and operate a virtual model railway' program.

https://store.trainzportal.com/

I confess I look at those all the time, but have never gotten down off the fence regarding them.  They look like fun, but I suspect that if I were to start playing them, I would merely end up pining away for the real thing (which I don't have space for in my current place of residence). 


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Reply #40 on: March 02, 2020, 03:47:14 PM
Train Sim is really for if you just wan't to drive pre-made scenario's and enjoy the routes, but Trainz is hardcore if you want to design, build and run a railway. The amount of freeware that is available is staggering, and you get access to it all. there is also a Steam version available, although I always get mine as a digital download from Auran - I do not wan't to be reliant on Steam for it.

At a guess, I would say that I have spent more time on Trainz than all my other PC games in total.

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Reply #41 on: April 04, 2020, 07:07:52 AM
Evening Star. Class 9F 2-10-0 heavy goods loco. This was the last stream loco built by British Railways - now preserved in running order.

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Reply #42 on: April 04, 2020, 12:57:34 PM
I think I'd do that job for free. If I knew what the hell I was doing that is.  :hehe:

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Reply #43 on: May 01, 2020, 11:18:25 AM

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Reply #44 on: May 01, 2020, 06:53:48 PM
https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/news/hornby-seeks-new-market-with-steampunk-models
A bit of a tangent, but watching the youtube clip associated with the products lead me to another video that I suspect some of you might like as well:






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