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Old 02-01-2018, 01:13 PM   #11
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That was a very interesting read and how you managed all that, after all that New Year cheer the night before, when most had a thick head.
Very well done that man.....John
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What intrigued me was that many locos which didnt have Great Western origions were completely rebuilt to such an extent that they were assumed to be Great Western locos even by GWR modellers, the 0-6-2T being a classic example.
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I assume the 0-6-2Ts you're referring to are the ones the GWR inherited, mainly from the South Wales lines, at the grouping of 1923.
The 56XX/66XX were pure Swindon, built with the Valley Lines in mind
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Many of them started life as Barry Railway Locomotives.
Is surprising how far Swindonization reached both with rebuilds of older GWR locomotives and from absorbed companies locos. Many of the GWR pannier tanks were rebuilds from saddle tank locos.
One of the issues they faced were rebuilding locos that had different wheelbases from the GWR set standards. To alter these items and alter most of the rest of the loco was a bit like Triggers brushes if you remember it from "Only Fools And Horses" where he said he had used the same brush for many years... Only to find it had had many new handles ands many new brush heads!
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The 56XX/66XX class 0-6-2T were built new from 1924-1924 mainly for use in the valleys. They were new engines, not a rebuild of anything.
Several of the Welsh lines had 0-6-2Ts, some of which were rebuilt with Swindon boilers. They were, even so, totally non-standard as far as the GWR was concerned.
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