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Offline jocelyn

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The Flying Scotsman
« on: March 07, 2016, 04:20:26 PM »
On BBC4 tonigh  8.30 pm a documentary on the restoration of this wonderful machine.
Not to be missed !   :)

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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 08:33:30 AM »
Sadly virtually none of the restoration, mainly the testing and inaugural run.  A bit overblown, "what about Mallard?" I say.  For all its history The Flying Scotsman looks pretty much like any other engine of the day.  Mallard is a thing of beauty as well as still holding the world steam record.

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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 09:14:33 AM »
My engine's better than yours!

Both historic items of beauty.  In many ways 4472's heritage period history is as interesting as its working life.  The journey to public ownership has been a rocky one.

For the record I had a Hornby Mallard as a lad (still do) but not a 4472.


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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 04:14:52 PM »
Very good, but should have been longer

Thumbs up smiley thing  ;D ;D
I'll never give up on the dream!

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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 11:41:19 AM »
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For the record I had a Hornby Mallard as a lad (still do) but not a 4472.

Still got mine - TRix Trains

Paul, aged 68 3/4.


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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2016, 07:46:46 PM »
Not sure of the content, but there is a documentary on Yesterday Channel at 9p.m. tonight!
The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance
9:00pm Saturday 26th, March
I said "no more passwords" and look what happened!

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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2016, 09:48:11 AM »
Friday 22nd April ITV 9pm Flying Scotsman with Robson Green.  Hopefully more about the actual restoration.

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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2016, 08:53:00 AM »
If he doesn't run away with the driver's wife.

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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2016, 11:22:15 AM »
That would be an improvement.  To the program at least.

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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2016, 08:47:55 AM »
Very disappointing.  Way too much Robson Green, even to the point of when fitting a wheel to a tyre we had him holding the hoist control instead of seeing the wheel going into the tyre.

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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2016, 08:25:39 PM »
Struck by the Vulcan Effect.  Having to go out in secret now!  Sounds familiar.

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Re: The Flying Scotsman
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2016, 10:51:11 AM »
Does not it just !    >:D >:D ::)