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photoblog image ANOTHER LOVELY SIGHT

ANOTHER LOVELY SIGHT

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ANOTHER LOVELY SIGHT

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A fine old engine... and a busy Mr. Ratty... (or is it Ms. Ratty?)
Chris: This is actually a new engine being constructed to an old design from parts of other locos Larry.

Rats are always busy..
i do not think i have an seen an unpainted boiler, Chris. the rivets looks more obvious
Chris: Yes they do. Thank you Ayush
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Dec 2017, 03:11
What a potent, stately, dare I say beautiful, beast!

The steam loco is not too bad either...
Chris: Oh - you FLATTERER!
Ah now there's an engine!
Chris: And hopefully in 2018 it will run under its own steam for the first time..
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Dec 2017, 06:38
Which is the older?
Chris: The design of the loco is 1902 Lisl. None of the originals exist, so this one is being constructed faithfully from bits of other engines.

So technically it is older than me..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Dec 2017, 07:38
Oh yes, in every respect!
Chris: I am obliged to you Philine
This must be Didcot where they are turning a Hall back into a Saint

Really must go to didcot again one day it is donkey's years since I last went there
Chris: I'll see you there one day if you like
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Dec 2017, 07:59
Its good to see the old things being restored. Shame the one closer to the camera is beyond such efforts, though. I believe that this is "Saint" class - the one further from the camera.

You're trained Ratty very well.
Chris: Old Saint and living saint - indeed..
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : where the sun rises first in England
  • 30 Dec 2017, 08:55
Have you just had a hair cut or maybe you are just loosing it.
Chris: Summer shot mate.

Hair groomed with Brilliantine, girls go CRAYZEE for it!
Very modest, aren't you!
Chris: Noo - the ENGINE!
I found it in the end, this is the 'new' Saint being built at Didcot I presume, being a man from GWR territory no wonder you look pleased at standing beside it.
Chris: Yes indeed Brian, I have followed the transformation for many years and this was my first meeting with the machine in the flesh, so to speak..
No doubt it will get the TLC it needs.
now that's a locomotive Chris...
it's nice to see your smiling face today....petersmile
Chris: Thank you Peter
technical progress smile, impressive

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