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RE: Model Steam Railways

#76 by Voltman , Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:07 am

I know it's a 4-6-4 Pacific.

Wiki has this:
"6256 was built in 1947 at Crewe Works. 6256 was named after the former LMS Chief Mechanical Engineer, Sir William Stanier, who had introduced the "Duchess" class ten years earlier. It was the penultimate "Duchess" and the last LMS-built pacific. 6256, along with the last Stanier pacific, 46257 City of Salford (which appeared after nationalisation in 1948) were built with several modifications to the original Stanier design, by George Ivatt.
6256 was initially painted in LMS 1946 black livery.
After nationalisation in 1948, BR renumbered the locomotive to 46256. It was later painted BR Brunswick green, and later BR maroon. 46256 was withdrawn in 1964, the last Stanier pacific to be withdrawn. It was scrapped at Cashmore's, Great Bridge."

So what's a Semi?


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#77 by Sheldonboy , Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:20 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #76
I know it's a 4-6-4 Pacific.

Wiki has this:
"6256 was built in 1947 at Crewe Works. 6256 was named after the former LMS Chief Mechanical Engineer, Sir William Stanier, who had introduced the "Duchess" class ten years earlier. It was the penultimate "Duchess" and the last LMS-built pacific. 6256, along with the last Stanier pacific, 46257 City of Salford (which appeared after nationalisation in 1948) were built with several modifications to the original Stanier design, by George Ivatt.
6256 was initially painted in LMS 1946 black livery.
After nationalisation in 1948, BR renumbered the locomotive to 46256. It was later painted BR Brunswick green, and later BR maroon. 46256 was withdrawn in 1964, the last Stanier pacific to be withdrawn. It was scrapped at Cashmore's, Great Bridge."

So what's a Semi?

Duchess and Coronation classes were also known as semis, along with some others. It may have been a nickname thing.


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#78 by Sheldonboy , Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:35 pm

Volty the original few of these built were Streamlined. The rest of them were partly (or Semi) Streamlined. That's how they came to be known As Semi's.


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#79 by Voltman , Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:12 pm

Wikipedia?


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#80 by Sheldonboy , Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:11 pm

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Wikipedia?

I actually read a piece in one of the model magazines just recently. I well remember this class but I couldn't have told you why they were known as Semi's before.


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#81 by Voltman , Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:28 pm


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#82 by Voltman , Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:29 pm

I have a rebuilt Clan Line without the air smoothing.

https://clan-line.org.uk/35028/


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#83 by Sheldonboy , Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:27 pm

I saw Clan Line along with many Merchant Navy's, Battle of Britain etc on a school trip around the Southern region. We visited around ten sheds and saw many. It was a hell of a day.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#84 by Sheldonboy , Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:29 pm

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I have a rebuilt Clan Line without the air smoothing.

https://clan-line.org.uk/35028/

Nice Loco. The only reason I wouldn't get one is because I really don't want to start collecting Green Coaches.


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#85 by Voltman , Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:13 pm

It was never really Southern Region. Read the website I linked to.
It pulled a whole range of trains, they can't all have been green.

I can easily justify it on my 1960 GWR, it was BR and just visiting.


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