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Wayne Laepple

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L&B "LYN" makes first move
« on: July 08, 2017, 08:13:17 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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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 08:55:48 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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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 10:20:03 PM »
What a beautiful locomotive.  Hats off to the crew that built this wonderful engine for the L&B.

Wayne Laepple

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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 01:33:01 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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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 01:14:31 PM »
Excellent.

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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 01:25:27 PM »
Nice!
'Interesting' whistle. It has a familiar shape even if the pitch is a little too high.
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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 06:33:22 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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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 10:34:58 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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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 06:01:26 PM »
Lyn is now painted and on her way to Devon…

see:-   https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155898219739739&id=660429738
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Ira Schreiber

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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 11:42:55 PM »
Good to hear from you, John.
I get an error message:"Link is broken" on LYN.
Cheers.
Ira Schreiber

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 02:05:18 AM »

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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 01:50:50 PM »
Looks great.

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Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2017, 11:17:50 PM »
Great link and locomotive.
My thanks to all across the pond who made it happen.
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