A1 Trust New Build Steam

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A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by Clock O' the North » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:14 am

Great News for All. After the trusts success with "Tornado" and "Prince of Wales", they have announced a new J38. LNER 1416 is it's number. Here's the link to the announcement: http://www.a1steam.com/index.php?Itemid ... w=category. This is great news for the Preservation movement but it's even better news for LNER Enthusiasts
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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by mick b » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:28 am

Its a April Fool ??

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by 1H was 2E » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:52 am

Mmmmm... loco number might be a clue...

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by richard » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:52 pm

Also the chap who is meant to have put up the money comes from a 'town' that happens to be the German name for April Fool's Day.

I saw the press release yesterday and wasn't too impressed, but then April Fool's aren't my thing...
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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by silverfox » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:28 pm

Tell me when i can start laughing, what a wheez

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by sawdust » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:13 pm

When I finish groaning!

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by Mercator II » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:05 am

https://www.a1steam.com/2016/10/04/torn ... ter-train/

Not thinking small now, two more locos, a full set of coaches, new home inc turntable, think gunna need more volunteers!! Going to be a busy day onboard on Saturday with the 'Magna Carta'
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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by 65447 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:51 am

The A1 Trust will have it's work cut out to refurbish those MkIIIs - although Abellyache Greater Anglia (AGA) has painted the outsides (over the rust bubbles around the windows) and is refurbishing the interiors, the ride quality still leaves a great deal to desired - and it's not down to the permanent way, which has been re-laid or realigned and re-ballasted over the last year or so. The gangway connections squeak and groan all the time too, whilst the seats are still less comfortable than those fitted in the HSTs.

Presumably these Mk3s will become surplus once AGA starts taking delivery of the new stock ordered when the franchise was re-awarded, since a loco-hauled set has been borrowed from Virgin West Coast to add capacity. That set does have a better ride too!

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by manna » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:54 am

G'day Gents

Maybe those Mk 3's need to be retro fitted with some good old fashioned Gresley bogies.

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by 2392 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:32 pm

Here's an interesting thought/idea. Will the A1 boys be scumbling the proposed fleet of Mk3s' they are now thinking of getting in lieu of the rumoured Gresley Teak fleet.

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by Wavey » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:47 pm

I'd rather see them in Coronation colours to be honest. I am glad that they have decided not to try and put together a main line set of Gresley carriages with none authentic interiors.
This makes more sense.

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by JASd17 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:40 pm

Wavey wrote:I'd rather see them in Coronation colours to be honest
A very good thought.

Tourist stock colours would perhaps work too.

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by James Harrison » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:49 pm

JASd17 wrote:
Tourist stock colours would perhaps work too.

John
Was it Mk1 or Mk2 stock that was repainted in Tourist stock livery for use on the West Highland line back in the 1980s? I remember watching an episode of 'Steam Days' many years ago and thinking how remarkably well they looked in that colour scheme. I don't think scumbled teak would look all that well to be honest; look at the carriages London Underground had scumbled and ran on the later 'Steam on the Met' events. Not very convincing at all, IMHO.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... _76324.jpg

(photo from wikipedia)

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by JASd17 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:08 am

Mark 1 and the original Mk2s had tourist stock livery.

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Re: A1 Trust New Build Steam

Post by DonnyRailMan » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:14 am

What kind of livery do you think the Mk3 coaches will eventually run in behind Tornado. A1SLT Tours logo along sides of coaches maybe?.

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