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QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 7 May 2008, 13:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I wonder about the sound for this loco - I sincerely hope they don't use the preserved one for it - the recordings I have from way back, especially those of the G2's in Tring cutting all have the G2 sounding like a severely asthmatic grandmother thats puffing on a woodbine... but the rework job on the preserved G2 makes it sound spritely, taut and sharp like any other well maintained steamer - a real shame :) :).

I'll keepworking on trying to recreate the "emphesima shuffle" for mine!


Having seen many at Bescot in the past, yes the noise you describe is why one of their nicknames was 'Wheezer', the other being 'Duck 8', both given for when they were due for 'shopping', the first as you describe, the second , when the main bearings were shot, they rolled (or waddled?), like the 4f's which were 'Duck 6's'.
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