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Author Topic: L&B "LYN" makes first move  (Read 501 times)
Wayne Laepple
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« on: July 08, 2017, 09:13:17 PM »

A scene to quicken the heart of every two-footer fan, perhaps to be repeated at Sheepscot in the not too distant future:

http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/files/embedded/Lyn_lives_080717.mp4

This is a new-built replica of a Baldwin 2-4-2T built for the Lynton & Barnstable Railway in England in 1898, scrapped in 1935. The replica has roller bearing axles and rods, piston valves and superheating, none of which the original had. Also a Lempor exhaust system and a gas-producing firebox.
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Philip Marshall
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 09:55:48 PM »

Wow, classic Baldwin lines! The resemblance to SR&RL Nos. 17 and 20-22 (P&R 'Izaak Walton' and the Eustis engines) is really remarkable.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 11:20:03 PM »

What a beautiful locomotive.  Hats off to the crew that built this wonderful engine for the L&B.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 02:33:01 AM »

Here's some more of LYN's debut, including photos and even a short movie clip of the original locomotive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayiz8gIqHzQ
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 02:14:31 PM »

Excellent.

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 02:25:27 PM »

Nice!
'Interesting' whistle. It has a familiar shape even if the pitch is a little too high.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 07:33:22 PM »

Thanks for spreading the word, Wayne!

Kudos to our brethren across the pond for a most note-worthy accomplishment.


Best Regards,
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 11:34:58 PM »

I wonder how many of the original Lyn's parts and pieces were copied from Baldwin's Maine 2 foot engine designs?
In a fortuitous coincidence, Liz and I will be in the western reaches of the UK chasing the Festiniog and Welsh Highland, so we may be able to visit the L&B and Exmoor National Park.
Too many choices!

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