Gresley V4 Re-created

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by markindurham » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:56 pm

zandra wrote:
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.

Because it has to appeal to Joe Public as well as railway enthusiasts these days - and rightly or wrongly, <normals> seem to recognise locomotives by name, not number.

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by mick b » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:05 pm

Forward as per the company motto.

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by Horsetan » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:46 pm

Horsetan wrote:
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 nzpaul » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:41 am

Given that Tornado takes its name from the Panavia Tornado, perhaps they could continue along those lines . The obvious one being Harrier (fits with the A4 names as well), or Typhoon....Jaguar maybe...Phantom (oh please). Any takers for Eurofighter??? Or is that bad taste...


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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by StevieG » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:06 pm

'Typhoon' ; a duplication that some might not like, of the same-name on an RH&DR loco ?


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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by Paul_sterling » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:31 pm

continuing the fowl names, how about "Rubber Duck"
:lol: :lol: :lol:

(yes its okay for me to laugh at my own joke, its not really mine)

serious note
I'm happy to see that the V4 is to be reconstructed, a K3 would have also been nice given how many were built.


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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by 2392 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:01 pm

OK considering the original pair worked in Scotland and reviving connections to/with Sir Walter Scott. How about Waverley? In this instance it would be Waverley [1899-1940], not the current surviving much loved P.S. Waverley. But her predecessor lost during Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, hence the 1899-1940 in brackets.

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Re: Gresley V4 Re-created

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:43 pm

Again, just for fun, I was recalling some of the wonderful names carried by various Scottish locos relating to Sir Walter Scott’s characters, specifically Luckie Mucklebackit. Having googled LM some names previously unknown, to me,have cropped up.
I think we could afford a smile if the V4 came out with ‘plates from one of the following


*yes, quite boring I know!

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