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 Posted: Fri Jan 9th, 2015 04:00 am
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Had this sent to me this morning regarding the rebuild of the Flying Scotsman...

http://www.flyingscotsman.org.uk/see/photos.aspx

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thanks Gary,seems things are moving along well,great
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You must have to have a great deal of confidence in your machining clearances when undertaking re-sleeving using liquid N, not a job I would like to do. You can't try it out before hand and if it's not right you can't just pull it out and file a bit off here and there!

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Now thats a scale that even I can see.Nice drop of welding.
Thanks Gary for the link.
Last Time I saw the old girl was at Carnforth 1987.
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Hi Derek,

The last time you seen the Scotsman must have been just before she was loaded on a ship for the tour 'down under'. I thought it was great for her to come here. It definately kept me busy, chasing her taking photos !

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The latest news on the Flying Scotsman is that it will be returned to service numbered 60103 and be painted in the Brunswick Green livery.

Latest press release can be found here :

http://www.nrm.org.uk/AboutUs/PressOffice/PressReleases/2015/January/flying-scotsman-2015.aspx

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Whilst we all realise very little of the "real" Flying Scotsman remains after all these years, it's a pity they've decided to renumber her.

4472 is to Flying Scotsman what Sean Connery is to James Bond .....................:roll::roll::roll:

On Edit: IMHO ..............;-)



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As an ECML child it will surely bring some memories back for me in it's new livery! :):)



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Petermac wrote: Whilst we all realise very little of the "real" Flying Scotsman remains after all these years, it's a pity they've decided to renumber her.

4472 is to Flying Scotsman what Sean Connery is to James Bond .....................:roll::roll::roll:

On Edit: IMHO ..............;-)


Very true Peter,

The loco has been changed so much over the last 90 odd years that it is basically impossible to present her in absolute historical appearance. As for the number, the Flying Scotsman was also numbered 103 and 502, as well as 4472... When she returns to the rails, she will be in the guise of her final days on the BR.

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Whilst it is a nice engine, I fail to see why the Flying Scotsman generates so much interest.  Personally, I think there are much more interesting locos to be seen in the National Railway Museum in York. At Christmas there was the usual flood of boring books and DVDs all featuring the Flying Scotsman.  It's as if the manufacturers think that it is the only loco in existence.

The Adam's Radial Tank (last survivor on the Bluebell Railway).  Now there's a locomotive to get worked up about.

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I don't think it's the fact that there's anything particularly special about a Gresley A3 loco Terry - indeed to me, "Flying Scotsman" usually meant the train, not the loco, it's just that it's such an iconic loco which, like the A4 "Streak", has become a "steam trains" legend. 

The fact that this particular locomotive - or at least the one carrying the name originally, was the first to officially achieve 100mph (I thought that was accredited to City of Truro -albeit with some doubt),  and also setting the record for the longest non-stop run by a steam loco, probably has something to do with it's reputation.

As I've said, the loco itself, 1472/4472/103/502 or whatever,  probably only has the nameplate and half a coupling remaining as original.

Whilst it may well be the Adams Radial was an extremely useful (and attractive) workhorse and is probably a popular locomotive to bluebells, I suspect in a vote, something slightly more "exciting" would carry the day ...................:roll::roll::roll:   It's a bit like asking for a vote on preserving either a Mini Clubman or a Ferrari 250 GTO .......................:cheers:cheers:cheers



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Peter, give me the Mini Clubman every time! :lol:

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Ok Terry - you have the Clubman and I'll take the red one ................:cheers



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If you can find me a Ferrari 250 LM Peter, I'll have that one... ;-);-)

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No you won't Gary !!!!

With only 32 examples having been made, I doubt you'll find one on the pages of "Auto Trader" ...............  It seems one sold in 2013 for $14.3 million US .....................:shock::shock:



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Just recently at the Scotsdale Auction in the US, a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti sold for $9,625,000, a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder went for $7,700,000 and a 250 GT Cabriolet Series 2 (Pininfarina) sold for $1,700,000... Be nice to have some spare change... :roll:

Figures courtesy of Vintage Racecar/Vintage Roadcar Magazine email.

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I think that's more like the "normal" price tag Gary and, at that, I may well get one .......................but I'll have to forgo the sound chip for now .........:cheers

This is where I got my $14.3 million - although I admit, I did have to dig a bit to find the English, rather than the French text. I first saw it reported in "Figaro", a French newspaper :
 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-11-21/ferrari-250-lm-sells-for-record-14-3-million-in-new-york

p.s. How did we get from Flying Scotsman's running number to Ferrari 250 LM's ............:hmm



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I think a Mini Clubman would be better to drive around in city traffic than a Ferrari 250 GTO - cheaper to buy & insure as well!!

Though I guess if one can buy a Ferrari 250 GTO, then insurance costs would not be a concern.

OK, now back to the topic.....



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OK guys for your next project I want to see...either a Ferrari 250 Gto or a mini clubman.........Railcar.  !  On you go


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I think the Clubman would be more appropriate - it's sort of "boxy" like a railcar so, as I prefer the Ferrari, it lets me out ..........:roll:

Off you go Terry (and maybe Sol)  - we're watching ........:cheers



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