15 thoughts on “Welcome To The Engine 61662 Appeal Blog

  • January 12, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Happy New Year to all 61662 followers ๐Ÿ™‚

    The work on the tender looks great if only superficial, especially the addition of the crest. With the recent announcement of the costs and time frame for NRM to overhaul The Flying Scotsman, I wonder without much more support, how far this project can go.

  • May 30, 2015 at 10:31 am

    the tender is looking good now, just need the bit at the front ๐Ÿ™‚
    also great video of Galatea on the S&C in steam in action

  • February 22, 2015 at 10:54 am

    WOW – looks like things are really starting to happen with this project, might need a bit more track than that to steam it though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • February 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I see you still have Christmas on your home page, for the rest of us it finished a long time ago ๐Ÿ™‚

  • August 23, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I am wondering whether 61662 was chosen as the subject of the new build for the potential weighty support of the M.U. sports following. But I always liked the Sandringhams, even though I only ever saw one in the flesh . . . and then they were gone. Is 61662 to run with the original pattern boiler or the Thompson boiler with which it was later fitted? Now that Flying Scotsman and Green Arrow are effectively out of the picture, Manchester United and The Great Marquess will provide the only opportunity to hear the evocative (for me) syncopated exhaust beat from Gresley’s derived motion valving – unless there is some other engine I have missed.

  • July 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Our Project Leader, Ken Livermore has unfortunately been hastily admitted to hospital, as a result of severe chest pains. – We wish Ken all the best for speedy recovery !!

    • August 23, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      What do you think about a raffle or lottery (say, for paid up members at a certain date or donators) for this limited edition pictorial record of the latter-day Great Central (early 1960s), in support of the 61662 project?

      The album is a good quality, commercially printed 6โ€ x 9โ€ softcover book comprising two volumes of 272 pages each. This unique, comprehensive historical record contains hundreds of images capturing the essence of the GC line during its declining years. The issue will surely become a rare treasured possession of a lucky few among discerning, book-loving, railway enthusiasts – even if I do say so myself.

      My plan is to donate a book-set to each of a select few railway preservation projects for fund-raising. Because of high production cost I intend a one-time very, very limited print run, all copies being either gifted or donated. I therefore do not anticipate the book will ever be available for general sale through the retail book trade, nor ever reprinted after this short print-run.

      I can provide sample pages if required.

  • April 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I’m amazed that there are not more contributors to this blog, maybe all Manchester united fans have gone into hiding due to the poor results from the team this season.

    We can only but hope that it doesn’t impact on this project.

    • April 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      we have had quite a number of people register for the blog, that haven’t yet posted a comment..

  • April 7, 2014 at 6:27 am

    welcome CarriCooch, we await your words of wisdom ๐Ÿ™‚

  • March 31, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I was surprised to find so little posted especially with so many MU supporters about, not my team but my engine type.

    • April 7, 2014 at 6:25 am

      welcome grubtub to the blog, we are also somewhat surprised at the lack of posts considering the number of hits we get on the web-site. However, the blog has only been running for a couple of weeks now

  • March 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    This is a great idea, it enables the preservation community chat about important issues relating to bring steam back to life

    • March 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      I’ve followed the progress of this project from the start and think the addition of a blog where members can discuss this and other interesting railway projects is a masterpiece.

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