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Old 1st November 2019, 21:49
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Brighton Atlantic progress

The boiler for new build 'Brighton Atlantic' No.32424 'Beachy Head' has passed it's hydraulic test today, keeping the loco on target for a Summer 2021 completion.
The new build will revive a missing class in preservation, the LB&SCR Marsh class H2 4-4-2 (Atlantic) and is being built using a boiler from a Great Northern Railway Atlantic, which was discovered in use as a stationary boiler at a factory in Essex. The LBSCR H2 was a very similar design to the GNR C1 class, hence the suitability of using the ex-GNR boiler.
Aside from the boiler, the project is making use of the tender frame from a LBSCR C2X class 0-6-0, but everything else is being built from scratch. Currently, the bottom half of the loco is substantially complete, the tender has been wheeled and just recently the all-new tender tank has arrived and lowered onto the frames.

https://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/b...ic/latest.html

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Latest updates on this project.

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Looking forward to seeing this one in operation at some time in the not too distant future
Thanks for the continued updates Tony much appreciated
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Looking forward to seeing this one in operation at some time in the not too distant future
Thanks for the continued updates Tony much appreciated
Yes, really looking forward to this one too Ken. I didn't get to the Bluebell at all last year but progress has been slowed by the pandemic, so the 2021 completion date may slip, but I'm sure it will be next year if not this.

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