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Flying Scotsman spotted!

Post by Tel » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:36 pm

Went for a bimble to Swanage and Sandbanks today as the weather was perfect.

Bumped into a lovely bit of kit....

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Overlooking Sandbanks....

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Re: Flying Scotsman spotted!

Post by Lunar » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:50 pm

Nice day for it!

Funnily enough I had a few days off last week for my wife's birthday and we went to Cottage Lodge hotel in Brockenhurst - highly recommended!
Hired some bikes from the place behind the railway station (Cycle Experience - great service, also recommended) and went for a 21 mile bike ride along disused railway lines etc. Came back after about 5 hours - and the odd Guinness along the way! - and the barriers were down with lots of people standing around with their phones at the ready - only saw the Flying Scotsman on its way down to Swanage! Made our day too - a wonderful locomotive.
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Re: Flying Scotsman spotted!

Post by scm » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:47 pm

Lunar wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:50 pm
... a wonderful locomotive.
And in BRG, too ... :D
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Re: Flying Scotsman spotted!

Post by Dan_Veluwe » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:17 am

So, BRG is a kinda black..
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Re: Flying Scotsman spotted!

Post by Millwheel » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:18 pm

It looks nice and sounds terrific but it’s basically a reproduction. It was rebuilt and altered several times by LNER and BR in its working lifetime, then by Pegler, Macalpine and who knows since. It has more in common with the new build Tornado than Doncaster works in May 1928. Would you honestly want to travel in anything that old at 70 mph plus? Rather like HMS Victory, where the timber has been almost completely replaced since Trafalgar. I think the only reliably genuine bit is Nelson’s death location. Us Brits are a bit good at kidding ourselves :) . Never mind, it’s a good story. For now, at least, our F-types are authentic!


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Re: Flying Scotsman spotted!

Post by Tel » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:46 pm

Millwheel wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:18 pm
Would you honestly want to travel in anything that old at 70 mph plus?
Interestingly, I watched a few videos of the train at around the 100mph mark and just couldn't get my head around the sheer weight and mass of metal flying around at an amazing rate i.e drive from the pistons to the wheels.

Thanks for the info...I'm happy not to take the train for the mo ;-)
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Re: Flying Scotsman spotted!

Post by steviegtr » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:28 pm

We have had it up in Yorkshire I think last year we saw it at Pickering while out on bikes. Stunning. Although Sandbanks is equaly stunning. Bought a classic Suzuki GT 550 triple from a rich guy down there a couple of years ago. Lovely place. Yes you guessed he was a property developer.
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Re: Flying Scotsman spotted!

Post by steviegtr » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:30 pm

Tel wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Millwheel wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:18 pm
Would you honestly want to travel in anything that old at 70 mph plus?
Interestingly, I watched a few videos of the train at around the 100mph mark and just couldn't get my head around the sheer weight and mass of metal flying around at an amazing rate i.e drive from the pistons to the wheels.

Thanks for the info...I'm happy not to take the train for the mo ;-)
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Re: Flying Scotsman spotted!

Post by Tel » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:17 pm

We follow a lot of Steam rallys, and I've seen small traction engines take on some big multi engined machinery at tractor pulling...no competition!

Steam cars always amaze me at the instantaneous acceleration available...just a shame that you need to stop every 5 minutes for water!
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Re: Flying Scotsman spotted!

Post by cj10jeeper » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:43 pm

Millwheel wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:18 pm
It looks nice and sounds terrific but it’s basically a reproduction. It was rebuilt and altered several times by LNER and BR in its working lifetime, then by Pegler, Macalpine and who knows since. It has more in common with the new build Tornado than Doncaster works in May 1928. Would you honestly want to travel in anything that old at 70 mph plus? Rather like HMS Victory, where the timber has been almost completely replaced since Trafalgar. I think the only reliably genuine bit is Nelson’s death location. Us Brits are a bit good at kidding ourselves :) . Never mind, it’s a good story. For now, at least, our F-types are authentic!
A bit too cynical for my perspective on life.
For sure it’s been changed rebuild and modded by many to keep it going and could be argued to be Triggers broom, but surely it’s better this and keeping it safe and functional, than having ended up as scrap. Arguably better this than like the Mallard that just gets dragged from its museum stand every few years
I’m sure it gives pleasure to millions


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