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#687282 - 22nd Apr 2012 6:39pm SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t
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my dad (8hbob on here)has spent 3 years rebuilding/restoring his brake van from a fire damaged chassis, it finally did its first run yesterday.it still needs some work but it was good to see it in service after all his hard work!i have been helping him over the last month to get it ready for a steam gala at llangollen railway and went on the first trip with it.


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#687305 - 22nd Apr 2012 7:59pm Re: SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t [Re: dave_g]
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Didn't realise he was your Dad smile How is he? Not seen him for a while - looking at this, I can understand why!

Looks grand happy Nice to see something brought back to life like that smile
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#687319 - 22nd Apr 2012 8:24pm Re: SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t [Re: dave_g]
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il put up some photo's of it when he got it,he's done a great job of it!

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#687330 - 22nd Apr 2012 8:43pm Re: SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t [Re: dave_g]
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Originally Posted By: dave_g
my dad (8hbob on here)has spent 3 years rebuilding/restoring his brake van from a fire damaged chassis, it finally did its first run yesterday.it still needs some work but it was good to see it in service after all his hard work!i have been helping him over the last month to get it ready for a steam gala at llangollen railway and went on the first trip with it.


Looks great mate, congrats to 8hbob, youve done a nice job there buddy. thumbsup
im just looking for my next restoration too. Into my Morris minors, but fancy the Morris Oxford on E Bay. bit different and nice and early one too.
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#687344 - 22nd Apr 2012 9:17pm Re: SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t [Re: hoseman]
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Originally Posted By: dave_g
my dad (8hbob on here)has spent 3 years rebuilding/restoring his brake van from a fire damaged chassis, it finally did its first run yesterday.it still needs some work but it was good to see it in service after all his hard work!i have been helping him over the last month to get it ready for a steam gala at llangollen railway and went on the first trip with it.


Looks great mate, congrats to 8hbob, youve done a nice job there buddy. thumbsup
im just looking for my next restoration too. Into my Morris minors, but fancy the Morris Oxford on E Bay. bit different and nice and early one too.


seein as i cant afford a mk1/2 escort i really want a series land rover to do up,lightweight would be nice.

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#687413 - 23rd Apr 2012 10:49am Re: SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t [Re: dave_g]
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hi, What a cracking brake van a real nice top job! any chance i could borrow it? for my "WIKIWOOD TOWN" model layout, but i think i might have a job getting it through the front door and i dont think my base boards will take the weight cheers mike.

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#687523 - 23rd Apr 2012 8:45pm Re: SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t [Re: dave_g]
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mike the trainman wouldnt happen to live in new brighton would he?
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#687539 - 23rd Apr 2012 9:19pm Re: SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t [Re: rentaclown100]
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mike the trainman wouldnt happen to live in new brighton would he?

Yes, that's why his location says moreton! Silly clown. learn thumbsup
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#688088 - 25th Apr 2012 9:20pm Re: SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t more pics [Re: dave_g]
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a couple of pics of this as my dad bought it...


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#688092 - 25th Apr 2012 9:25pm Re: SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t more pics [Re: dave_g]
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#688173 - 26th Apr 2012 10:12am Re: SR QUEEN MARY BRAKE VAN 25t more pics [Re: dave_g]
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hi dave, what a excellent job your dad and yourself have done on the brake van! keep up the good work, cheers mike.

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