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Post by 34070 Manston on Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:40 am

dikkidee wrote:34064 Fighter Command was fitted with a Geisel ejector from 1962 - it was highly successful.....
..... and consequently performed more like a "MN" ( 8P ) that a "BoB" ( 7P ).

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 34070 Manston on Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:15 pm

Welcome on board, "dikkidee"1

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by dikkidee on Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:03 pm

Thanks......

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35012 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:57 pm

Page 20 of the current edition of Railway Herald (No 259) has a picture of 34092 in Hawarth yard outside the shed. The loco is seen with around three quarters of the air smoothed casing now in place. The tender complete with new tank can just be made out behind the loco.

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:28 pm

Does anyone know if the loco is scheduled to be steamed this year or not? Also, i think that a WC running on only a 5 mile line is a bit of a waste? Doesn't anyone else think so?

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 7wheel on Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:51 pm

It would be a terrible shame, in my opinion, to have a Giesl-fitted WC restored but unable to run mainline. The danger, of course, is of suffering the same fate as Fighter Command, which bent everything in a high-speed slip (presumably because it had the power to do so?).

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:50 am

'The Volcano re-awakens' An update on the KWVR website showing 34092 with a fire lit for the first time in over 20 years!! The link is here;
They are saying that she is still a long way from completion? She looks pretty much complete to me? Does anyone know what is left to do?

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Tue May 29, 2012 11:38 am

Having bought the latest copy of Steam Magazine yesterday. The latest news is that City of Wells should be completed within the next 12 months and for the first year shall be runing on the KWVR to get back some of the costs and to pay for TPWS, OTMR and Air-Braking. The intention is for the Volcano to be run on the mainline eventually.
Also she will have to get back her speedometer that is currently fitted to 34067.
Good news. Lets hope to see her doing some storming runs down the South!! :-)

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:46 pm

34092 is now looking substantially complete. She has been re-fitted with the Giesel Ejector. Apparently Christmas is as soon as she will return??
All pipework is pretty much complete in the cab. so good news. Now can we have her on the mainline please? Very Happy 

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:21 pm

From the KWVR Facebook page. Does anyone know what is to be done since she had her Steam test?


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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:41 pm

Excellent News and looking very much complete here; http://worthnews.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/city-of-wells-out-in-the-open/
It surely can't be long now???  Very Happy 

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:45 pm

Hi everyone,
Is anyone able to tell me why 34092 has a Wells nameplate rather than city of Wells Nameplate?
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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by Nickt Yesterday at 8:59 am

35005CP wrote:Hi everyone,
Is anyone able to tell me why 34092 has a Wells nameplate rather than city of Wells Nameplate?
Thanks
Andy

34092 was originally named just Wells. It was renamed City of Wells in March 1950 about 6 months into its BR life. Not sure why it's being called Wells at present, though I read they'll change to its full name at some point. The more surprising thing is that BR chose to include the place in the West Country names which were intended to refer to places served by SR. Wells was at the end of the S&D branch from Glastonbury; most passengers arrived on the GW branch. It's in Somerset, so it qualifies as "West Country", but then so was Bath in those days, a much more significant destination than Wells. The Wells branch closed in 1951, breaking the link between the town and the SR.

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