Prototype Beattie Well Tank 30587

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by Rob Pulham, 9 September 2019.

  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    On Saturday we took an Aussie visitor friend along to Locomotion.
    New on the scene and available is a Beattie Well tank so I took a few detail shots. My main camera is packed so I was using a compact camera which unfortunately had the date/time stamp enabled. This in my view detracts from the images. None the less I hope that they are of some value to some of you.

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  2. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    And a few more - The right hand side wasn't quite as accessible as the left sadly.

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  3. Ian G

    Ian G Western Thunderer

    I have loads from when one was at Quainton

    Ian G
     
  4. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Scary things to be on, you never really know how much water is in the tank!

    JB.
     
  5. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Could of used these a few years ago when I built mine.

    Lovely photos.
     
  6. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Looks a slightly Unwell Tank with bits missing in the cab...
     
  7. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I believe three were preserved, and one of the three provides parts for the two..

    JB.
     
  8. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Interesting. I thought 30586 was scrapped. Certainly all the reference books I have seem to think so. Do you have any more details?
     
  9. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Yes, 30586 was scrapped, although it may have been a parts donor for the other two. I believe it was withdrawn in December 1962 but not scrapped (at Eastleigh) until the end of March 1964. That delay between withdrawal and scrapping may have been because it was, indeed, a donor or simply that Eastleigh Works had too many locos in the scrap line to keep up with them.

    Brian
     
  10. TheSnapper

    TheSnapper Western Thunderer

    Gents
    Sorry to interject, but thought you might like this photo.
    I persuaded my wife just to call in to Bodmin station on Sunday 10th October 2010, on our way to Padstow.
    What luck - 2 Beattie Well tanks (plus the T9) running!
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    Cheers
    Tim
     
  11. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I'm sure that there were three consecutive numbers held back, 585 586 and 587.

    It may well be that 586 was stripped for parts and the cut up, as Brian mentioned.

    Here's me on 585.

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    JB.
     
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  12. D G Williams

    D G Williams Active Member

    I think that the details in some of these pictures might come in useful for modelling other Victorian Locos ...
     
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