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LMS 10000 project

Postby Howslo » Fri May 11, 2012 1:01 pm

http://www.lms10000.org/home

I know diesel locos don't really strike a chord with many of you on here, but I reckon this project could be worth keeping an eye on.
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Re: Interesting project

Postby 10680 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:59 pm

And what project might that be?
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Re: Interesting project

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri May 11, 2012 3:29 pm

Is it a STEALTH DELTIC? :))
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Re: Interesting project

Postby 10680 » Fri May 11, 2012 4:01 pm

I didn't see that one coming!
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Re: Interesting project

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri May 11, 2012 4:44 pm

10680 wrote:I didn't see that one coming!




No one did! :))
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Re: Interesting project

Postby Howslo » Fri May 11, 2012 7:35 pm

Edited accordingly. ;) That's what happens when the wife, who is taking ages to get ready to go out, suddenly arrives by my side saying "Right, lets go!"

And being the dutiful husband, I do as I'm told and click 'submit' without adding the link! :D
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Re: Interesting project

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri May 11, 2012 11:36 pm

Howslo wrote:Edited accordingly. ;) That's what happens when the wife, who is taking ages to get ready to go out, suddenly arrives by my side saying "Right, lets go!"

And being the dutiful husband, I do as I'm told and click 'submit' without adding the link! :D




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Re: LMS 10000 project

Postby Jet Morgan » Sat May 12, 2012 10:18 am

Just had a look at the website, its an interesting idea but getting that amount of money onboard for a diesel type that hardly any current enthusiasts have ever seen will be difficult. 10000 was a short lived post-war prototype and operated on my home line, so my Dad remembers it well but has to cast his memory back a very long way! It looks from the update that even the financing to keep the power-unit in store is falling rather short, so meeting that need plus several times more to build the loco is very ambitious! I'm a minor shareholder in another diesel loco preservation group and its hard to keep the group's head above water with a loco that was already built and in full working order. But all the best to them and full credit for their efforts, it would be fantastic to see it succeed...
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Re: LMS 10000 project

Postby Howslo » Sat May 12, 2012 6:59 pm

Those are pretty much my thoughts too. Unlike the 'Baby Deltic project', they can't even use an existing loco as a donor. I think Tornado has shown that with the right direction, and of course funding, anything is possible within reason. I guess it remains to be seen whether the enthusiasm is there from the general public to fund such a project.
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