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Old 07-06-2018, 06:33 PM   #11
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For me, i.m glad that it's a new program and not a hash up of archived footage, and it is refreshing to see some attention focusing on the coaching stock rather than all about the locomotives, i think i would have rather had 4 or 5 episodes going into more detail doing a coach at a time, instead of one episode per coach, but nonetheless it very much welcomed, lets hope it leads on to more and maybe better programs in the future,
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:53 PM   #12
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.... with peter snow on now ch4 1st of a five part series,
I've missed it and will have to try catch-up. What time does the program start please?
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8pm on wednesdays, ch4, but if you register here you can watch it online, http://www.channel4.com/programmes/g...episode-guide/
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:49 AM   #14
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I found it very interesting and the attention to detail was commendable and yes they did use modern screws and sealant for the roof but in the end these product will last longer and there is one more teak coach to add to there stock, didn't they do a good job.
Can't wait to see the next one.
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Enjoyed watching that program and yes they did do a great restore of that coach. I also look forward to next program. John
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I found it very interesting and just wished they had spent a little more time explaining the restoration process and techniques rather than focussing on all the fun Peter Snow is going to have driving the train!

I was impressed at the lengths they went to find teak to replace the panels, in the sixties and seventies teak was very much the in vogue material for furniture now it is an endangered species, how times change?

They never explained the material they used for under the canvas which when it was originally made I suspect it would have been pitch. In restoration terms how close to the original do they need to get? There was plenty of evidence the carriage had been modified over its working lifetime and some of the repairs were being done with modern materials such as posidrive screws. It is just that a friend of mine is a VW camper van enthusiast and tells me that for the really genuine restorations they have to reproduce what came out of the factory even down to the right number of spot welds on a seam.

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I watched my recording last night, very enjoyable. That's not a bad size layout Peter Snow has at home.
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.....and me a 1957 Triumph Thunderbird. I guess that makes me a Rocker and you a Mod then!
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I found it very interesting and the attention to detail was commendable and yes they did use modern screws and sealant for the roof but in the end these product will last longer and there is one more teak coach to add to there stock, didn't they do a good job.
Can't wait to see the next one.
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I'm a great believer in restoring things sympathetically, rather than to the nth degree of original perfection with all its inherent original faults. It will always become a point of debate as to what level of using modern materials and techniques maintains a restoration rather than a reproduction but I also think we have to balance cost against the project and whether we would actually be able to enjoy seeing something as it was many years ago or not.

I have just had a 1930 Royal Enfield motorcycle back from a specialist company who have done a huge amount of remedial work to it and returned it to a relaible and operational condition. If I had wanted original perfection the cost would have been more than double and there are very few people around who could have pointed out the differences.

I just have to co-ordinate a hand gear change with a lever throttle now.
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I had one a long time back, sprung hub ect....
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