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    Default Building a steam engine 1935

    Those were the days...


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    Looking at the hands-on nature of the work its amazing to note it seems everyone still has their fingers. Even fatso


    I want one of them workshop 'trucks' seen at #13.00

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    Awsome. Enjoyed every second of it! You would hope that fatso never has a bad day and misses!

    Thanks for posting Ray.

    Simon
    Girl, I don't wanna know about your mild-mannered alter ego or anything like that." I mean, you tell me you're, uh, super-mega-ultra-lightning babe? That's all right with me. I'm good. I'm good.

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    Default 60163 Tornado

    How about a brand new loco?

    Published on Jun 21, 2012
    In 1990 a group of people came together to share an extraordinary ambition - to construct a brand new Peppercorn A1 Pacific. They formed The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and after nineteen years of incredible effort that locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, moved under its own power for the first time in 2008. Ref: The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust

    A few videos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhlYBR91igo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=378OurxcjwI

    It's a pity the videos are a bit jerky in places, but they give you the idea.

    I haven't managed to find it yet, but somewhere buried in Youtube is a great clip of the creation, building and testing of the Tornado.

    You may have better luck

    Ken





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    Quote Originally Posted by YBAF View Post
    Looking at the hands-on nature of the work its amazing to note it seems everyone still has their fingers. Even fatso


    I want one of them workshop 'trucks' seen at #13.00
    Much of this work was still being carried out in our own Eveleigh Loco Shops ar Redfern into the 60s although not new engines but many components forged and machined as in vid, And yes, those little workshop trucks were there as well!!

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