OTCL 63000 Posts Countdown/Celebration!

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OTCL 63000 Posts Countdown/Celebration!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Feb 2018, 19:51

As of now following this post 4 to go.....It's going to happen tonight.

I have an Engine up my sleeve as you might expect but it ain't that good. For a start the only picture of it shows the number 90000 ! In a previous incarnation it was 63000 but there are no pictures on the internet of it, and it's a former "Austerity 2-8-0" built by the North British Railway Company at Hyde Park works in Glasgow for the War Department to an Austerity Design eg steel rather than copper firebox. The design was based on the LMS Stanier Designed Class 8F heavy freight locomotive as modified by R.A. Riddles to prioritise low cost over design life.

I am sure there are better 63000 commemorations than my engine!

I will let the landmark post just arrive and will not claim it with my engine....but I will slip it in later! :-D

Stuck! :-D
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Re: OTCL 63000 Posts Countdown/Celebration!

Post by bobins » 13 Feb 2018, 21:19

Very nearly there...... :-D
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Re: OTCL 63000 Posts Countdown/Celebration!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Feb 2018, 07:23

Yes! Post number 63000 has been made!!

This is it....
MarcTs wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 06:16
I have seen Tesla in my area and have no idea how the guy does, we don't have any stations for Tesla cars around (as far a I know). It looks more like a show off to me though.


and how appropriate.

MarcT is from the Czech Republic, and the 63,000th post was only post number 2 for Marc. He only joined the FCF a couple of days ago so the FCF is still attracting new members on a global basis. Also iMarc's post was on the subject of "Electric Cars what have you spotted" a "new" subject which the FCF has embraced and has built up some excellent informative threads and discussions on.

So welcome Marc we look forward to further contributions.

Phew! I can now put up my engine picture :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Feb 2018, 18:34

The other duff thing about my 63000 engine. The web site is a bit precious about use of its images. Its got to appeal to a minute audience surely, and I cant see anyone making any money printing t-shirts with Austerity 2-8-0 locomotives on. So for educational purposes only here's a link to the page on the website with the pic!

https://transportsofdelight.smugmug.com ... -zQbqXWC/A

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