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Blue Peter

Postby trainsandco » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:58 am

I was browsing through Steam Railway (Magazine) No. 141 (January 1992) and on page 32 theres a picture with the caption reading;
A remarkable picture showing the dangers of re-using tubes. A 5 1/4 flue tube has collapsed and come away from the tubeplate, leaving a large hole through which 200psi escaped - a frightening reminder of what happened at No. 60532's last steaming in 1986.


what really happened then? are there any articles about it?

and just out of interest, where is 60532 Blue Peter now? and what state is it in now? (running, static, under overhaul etc.)

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby ERMick » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:23 am

trainsandco wrote:and just out of interest, where is 60532 Blue Peter now? and what state is it in now? (running, static, under overhaul etc.)


Strangely enough Blue Peter came up yesterday in another thread on this board...

http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=25529

and I started hunting around on the net to find out the answer to that very question.

I believe it's at Barrow Hill awaiting a £600,000 overhaul, but I'm not 100% sure.

Cheers,

Mick

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby TerryB » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:25 am

The last I heard of it ......it was at Barrow Hill,Chesterfield.
Wiki is your friend .... :wink:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LNER_Peppe ... Blue_Peter

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby kieranhardy » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:48 pm

This is the website of the group who own her:

http://www.nelpg.org.uk/

Currently with two locomotives in service, one undergoing major overhaul, one awaiting funds for overhaul and two including 'BP' on static display.

Very recently Blue Peter was repainted into Apple Green British Railways livery to match 60163 'Tornado' when she visited. This possibly means that overhaul wont commence just yet. As they are currently holding an appeal for the J27, that too would make it doubtful 'BP' will receive an overhaul until the funds are raised for the 0-6-0.

The latest news on Blue Peter on that site is dated 2007:

http://www.nelpg.org.uk/index.php?optio ... &Itemid=19

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby Zunnan » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:32 pm

Seems that Blue Peter is cursed then! I only knew of the catastrophic wheelslip incident which caused the boiler to prime and then proceeded to destroy the cylinders and motion on a main line run in 1994. It was repaired by 1996 and the boiler ticket expired in 2001 and hasn't run since. Blue peter was then moved around a few sites pending funding for an overhaul to mainline condition and was at Barrow Hill last I heard.

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby TerryB » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:18 pm

Here's a bit more info ....
http://www.nelpg.org.uk/index.php?optio ... 1&Itemid=9
And some video footage of the actual wheelslip incident .....[watch the wheels glowing at about 1m.30sec]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=e ... jsNbzg1UaI

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby son of triangman » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:23 am

The cylinders weren't destroyed, they had to be relined, the valve gear and most of the motion was totally trashed and/or bent, small combination links were sheared off, a right old mess. The slip was estimated to be 140+MPH. Driving axles also slipped as well and the driving wheels had to be taken off and re-pressed. Steam is a very powerful force when fully unleashed, much stronger than diseasel and electric.

The loco was repaired and put back into service after a long haggle with the mainline railway over responibilty. As has been said the loco is now a silent exhibit at Barrow Hill awaiting a major overhaul.

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby redcos » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:11 pm

blue peter at barrow hill roundhouse 2009
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Re: Blue Peter

Postby Valentascream » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:11 pm

Tornados sister!
I hope she gets overhauled soon...............but i hope no more dangerous wheelslips! :P
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Re: Blue Peter

Postby sheep21 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:51 am

one place, I definitely wouldn't have wanted to be when that slip happened was on the footplate, I seriously think trouser browning would ensue as the though ohbuggerhbuggerohbuggerohbugger went through my head.

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby trainsandco » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:45 am

Valentascream wrote:Tornados sister!
I hope she gets overhauled soon...............but i hope no more dangerous wheelslips! :P


ditto :P

the last time I saw it was when it was at NYMR around 10 years ago :P

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby kieranhardy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:51 pm

Valentascream wrote:Tornados sister!


Shouldn't that be cousin?

Blue Peter is an A2, Tornado is an A1 :wink:

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby ERMick » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:24 pm

kieranhardy wrote:
Valentascream wrote:Tornados sister!


Shouldn't that be cousin?

Blue Peter is an A2, Tornado is an A1 :wink:


And with a name like Blue Peter, can it actually be female? Surely that should be Petra - now I'm showing my age!

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby kieranhardy » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:10 pm

Although not Blue Peter related but definitely NELPG related, J72 No. 69023 'Joem' has passed her first steam test moving for the first time under her own power in 14 years, see here:

http://www.nelpg.org.uk/index.php?optio ... &Itemid=19

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Re: Blue Peter

Postby 60007 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:01 pm

kieranhardy wrote:
Valentascream wrote:Tornados sister!


Shouldn't that be cousin?

Blue Peter is an A2, Tornado is an A1 :wink:


More like Blue Peter's Spoilt brat step-cousin, seriously though, why not pump the money to having BP instead of a brand new thing which is virtually the same.
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