Thompson TK 1623

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Thompson TK 1623

Post by 2392 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:44 pm

Here's a piece of great news [especially for those who are followers of Edward Thompson] copied from the "unoffical NYMR forum". After many years of restoration by the LNERCA, based on the North Yorkshie Moors ;

"Yesterday 1623 had a successful test run to Levisham with Car 79. It is now in the paint shop for a final varnishing before entering traffic.

Sawdust."

Sawdust being a fellow member of this forum too. So with the Thompson B1 Society also in the final throws of repairs to and refitting the driving wheels on [6]1264, which I gather also on the NYMR forum has passed it's insurance steam test is also on the verge of re-entering servise too. Thus opening up the possiblity of a very short Thompson train.
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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:06 pm

Excellent news! I must get up to the NYMR soon to sample them both.

It's such a shame it comes in the same week as learning the Llangollen Railway's Thompson Buffet car was vandalised this week.

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by sawdust » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:23 pm

S.A.C. Martin wrote:Excellent news! I must get up to the NYMR soon to sample them both.

It's such a shame it comes in the same week as learning the Llangollen Railway's Thompson Buffet car was vandalised this week.
That's terrible news, especially knowing that it could have come to Pickering from the NRM if the NYMR management had been agreeable.

Do you know how badly it was damaged? Peter Lund must be devastated.

Sawdust.

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:10 pm

sawdust wrote:
S.A.C. Martin wrote:Excellent news! I must get up to the NYMR soon to sample them both.

It's such a shame it comes in the same week as learning the Llangollen Railway's Thompson Buffet car was vandalised this week.
That's terrible news, especially knowing that it could have come to Pickering from the NRM if the NYMR management had been agreeable.

Do you know how badly it was damaged? Peter Lund must be devastated.

Sawdust.
Luckily (dependent on which way you see it) is that it appears to be just smashed windows. But even so - ridiculous. Just absolutely asinine.

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by jwealleans » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:19 am

Excellent news. I shall have to make a trip up to ride in it, having had a conducted tour when it was being restored.

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by sawdust » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:30 am

LNERCA and Thompson B1 Locomotive trust members should keep 24th September free.

Sawdust.

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by Diamond Gaz » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:53 am

sawdust wrote:LNERCA and Thompson B1 Locomotive trust members should keep 24th September free.

Sawdust.
Balls! Am now a member of both, but have other plans that day!

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by 2392 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:38 pm

Just for those who weren't sure/didn't know. Car 79 [of Hornby Duble O, Triang, Triang/Hornby and finally Hornby model fame] is one of the 1928 build Metropoliten Cammell steel K Class Pullman Brake Thirds for the LNER Queen of Scots service. There are another couple of the Parlour and Kitchen Parlours surviving too, one at least was on the Worth Valley I believe.

As a sort of P.S. I always have a smile to myself when the 1960 Mk1 body style Pullmans are usually refered to as Met[ropoliten] Cam[mell]s too. Sort of forgetting the previous "slab siders"...... :wink:
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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by 2392 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:43 am

Diamond Gaz wrote:
sawdust wrote:LNERCA and Thompson B1 Locomotive trust members should keep 24th September free.

Sawdust.
Balls! Am now a member of both, but have other plans that day!
A little more Carbon and less Diamond then Gaz :oops: :roll: :twisted:!

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by 65447 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:49 pm

2392 wrote:As a sort of P.S. I always have a smile to myself when the 1960 Mk1 body style Pullmans are usually refered to as Met[ropoliten] Cam[mell]s too. Sort of forgetting the previous "slab siders"...... :wink:
Metropolitan and Metropolitan-Cammell were the leading private constructors of rolling stock in the UK, though easy to forget there were so many 'Met-Cams' until you stepped over the door threshold where the name was always prominently displayed to every passenger. There were two types of Met-Cam DMU, and the 'Lightweight' version of those is similarly overlooked.

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by sawdust » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:10 pm

1623 should carry it's first fare paying passengers since 1968 on Thursday.

Sawdust.

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by mick b » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:27 pm

On the dark side there is a thread re the forthcoming Bachmann Thompson Corridor Coaches. Bachmann have released photos of a dire Teak effect on them . Someone is claiming that only the sides were Teak the ends being Black?

Sawdust or others can they confirm the correct layout please.

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by sawdust » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:48 pm

Well the works drawings for teak livery on vestibuled carriages state "Ends to be brush grained." Non corridor are black I believe.

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by mick b » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:56 pm

Thanks as I thought .

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Re: Thompson TK 1623

Post by 2392 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:34 pm

As something of an update 1623 was to have gone into revenue earning service today, for the first time in nearly 50 years being withdrawn from public service in 1968. But it has been bumped back until Thursday [8th Sept.], so as something of a taster, here are a trio of photos of her in Pickering C & W yard. The pair on the turntable were taken last week the other in May:

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/6vtedon3s0zw ... WcME8BrBna
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