Gresley V4 Re-created

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Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:58 pm

As many of you will know the A1 Loco team have announced the start of a new-build V4 project
(Check on their website for details)
It appears it may carry a name so just for fun what would YOU call it?

I'll start with "BERT SPENCER"

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by JASd17 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:23 pm

Nice idea.

It will not happen.

It does not promote the knighthood project.

John

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by Dave » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:57 pm

What do you mean John surely Mr Allatt is not after a knighthood? heaven forbid ;) hope we are not going to have another loco named after another royal. My name would be BEECHING :).

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by mick b » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:05 am

Little Duck , that should go down nicely after the Gresley statue nonsense.

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:32 pm

a worthy name that may mean something to those not so young

YEADON of YEADON

Willie was THE LNER enthusiast supreme and did indeed originate from Yeadon

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by Pebbles » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:31 am

Continuing with the fowl thread. By combining a Scaleforum connection with a male duck - "Aylesbury Drake".

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by Hatfield Shed » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:54 am

There's a very simple name option following the first in class: 'Bantam'.

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by Bantamcock » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:51 am

Bantam chick makes most sense to me.

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by Seagull » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:59 am

In these days of corporate sponsorship maybe they could get support from a high street name....

How about naming it - Kentucky Fried Chicken...... :D


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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by delticfan » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:30 pm

How about DUCK. Sort of balances out the missing bird from Sir Nigel’s statue. On the subject of knighthood nice as I’m sure Mr A is he should get an MBE, Mr Elliott OBE but not a Sir it devalues the honour look at Andy Murray, and Mr Verity hardly worthy contenders compared to old Nigel.

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by harry lamb » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:47 am

Why not 61702 or 1702? Sounds quite reasonable to me. It's not an LNER locomotive even though it will be built from a Gresley design? However, my personal view is, considering it's their train set, they can call it or number it whatever they want!

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by Horsetan » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:13 pm

"CORSAIR"....because they had V4s fitted.

Alternatively "SAAB 96" :lol:

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by Eightpot » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:36 pm

Horsetan wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:13 pm
"CORSAIR"....because they had V4s fitted.

Alternatively "SAAB 96" :lol:
Ford 'Vee' engines of that time - not the greatest.

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by Horsetan » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:45 pm

Eightpot wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Horsetan wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:13 pm
"CORSAIR"....because they had V4s fitted.

Alternatively "SAAB 96" :lol:
Ford 'Vee' engines of that time - not the greatest.
Lancia any good?

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by zandra » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:16 pm

Why does it have to have a name at all. Most locomotives did not have names and if the V4 class had been expanded the locomotives would probably not have had names. After Gresley’s death Thompson decided not to build any more and built the B1 instead. Most of those were not named.

Surely a number would be enough. The next number in sequence would have been 3403, 1702 or 61702 depending on the period.

Zandra

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