UK Alco

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Re: UK Alco

Post by torikoos » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:24 am

excellent :-) It's the first time I've seen a good image of it.

what are the plans with her? Is it to be painted in a nice US railroad colour? It would be a good idea to choose a large US (fallen) railroad if they owned them so that the visiting general public get a visual clue to what the heritage of this unit is. Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, or Union Pacific for example? (provided they had them on their roster at some point)

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Re: UK Alco

Post by torikoos » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:52 pm

Yes it is. :-)
there's several amongst those that would possibly be known in the UK, probably most famous is the ATSF. We should start a lobby with the owners :-)

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Re: UK Alco

Post by 077256 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:42 pm

One of the options would be to trace who originally purchased the loco and paint it in their colours.

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Re: UK Alco

Post by Gloriousnse » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:22 pm

Is it my imagination, or have they taken the buffers off it?
077256 wrote:One of the options would be to trace who originally purchased the loco and paint it in their colours.
All 5 were purchased brand new by the Steel Company of Wales for use at Port Talbot, so there wasn't an original American livery.

Sister #801 is now at the Nene Valley, and their page for that one has a builders photo of #804 in it's original maroon paint (rather smart, if not especially exciting)
http://www.irps-wl.org.uk/restoration-p ... jects/alco

#804 was also based at Railworld in Peterborough, but may have been recently scrapped...

They are a difficult "sell" to most UK preserved railways due to loading gauge issues, making them not particularly useable!
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Re: UK Alco

Post by Gloriousnse » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:27 pm

(PS - CP Action red is always an eye-catcher... http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1919776 ) ;)
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Re: UK Alco

Post by torikoos » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:23 pm

I'd be happy as a static display already. Yes I think the buffers are off. We now need a us coupler a lift bar and some air hoses , anyone got any details west parts leftover? ;-)


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Re: UK Alco

Post by 077256 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:45 pm

Did ALCO do one in a demo livery? If not why not do it in its original colours.

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Re: UK Alco

Post by Gloriousnse » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:21 pm

torikoos wrote:I'd be happy as a static display already. Yes I think the buffers are off. We now need a us coupler a lift bar and some air hoses , anyone got any details west parts leftover? ;-)
One big advantage is you break less drills in this scale... ;)
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Re: UK Alco

Post by torikoos » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:25 pm

I wouldn't be so sure. The only reason why drills break is wanting to do things too fast, that can happen in 1:1 scale too :-)


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Re: UK Alco

Post by torikoos » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:17 pm

That's good news, I'd love to buy it but I require a bit if help in the lottery :-)



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