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Better still, use it to replicate whatever loco it came from? Fair bit of scratch building needed, methinks. Any takers????

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35 minutes ago, David Holman said:

Better still, use it to replicate whatever loco it came from? Fair bit of scratch building needed, methinks. Any takers????

Emc / Eoin Murray - scale unimportant to that man. 😜 Makes conservation look easy. 

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Glenderg,

I'd love to give it a go! but would need a bigger bench😀

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I must profess my lack of knowledge here but did Omagh have a loco shed and could it have been a stationary boiler?

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Omagh had a loco depot at the Dungannon end of the station

There is a interesting tradition in New Zealand of local volunteer groups exhuming and restoring old steam locos that were dumped into rivers 60-90 years ago.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NZR_K_class_(1877)

There is a great sense of self reliance in rural New Zealand most of the recovery and restoration of dumped locos is usually self financed and are carried out by groups that don't fit into the general category of railway enthusiasts or preservation societies

Perhaps the boiler could become a s rallying point for a similar group in Omagh.

 

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On 2/10/2019 at 2:26 AM, StevieB said:

I must profess my lack of knowledge here but did Omagh have a loco shed and could it have been a stationary boiler?

Stephen

Definitely a railway locomotive boiler.

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I'm only seeing this post now, I've been out of the loop. Firstly, i visited the site during the week, opposite the goods yard and l thought instantly it was too small to be a loco. I thought it was industrial boiler- like the Paxman shown below to heat laundries, industrial  or commercial premises.

The boiler was found on the site of an old dump!

 

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On 2/8/2019 at 5:36 PM, Broithe said:

This has been dug up near Omagh station.

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The diggers were clearing the site yesterday morning.

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3 hours ago, GNRi1959 said:

I'm only seeing this post now, I've been out of the loop. Firstly, i visited the site during the week, opposite the goods yard and l thought instantly it was too small to be a loco. I thought it was industrial boiler- like the Paxman shown below to heat laundries, industrial  or commercial premises.

The boiler was found on the site of an old dump!

 

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Locomotive boilers generally look almost identical to this once the outer cladding and insulation is removed...

That's not to say the boiler that was discovered wasn't a stationary industrial type, but could be from a smaller tank loco, etc. The GNR would have had standard boiler designs, so someone with knowledge of the railway's mechanical engineering could provide a definitive answer.

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Site of an old dump, not necessarily of railway origin, could have come from anywhere in town.

Would think if it did originate from the railway, they would be more inclined to cut something like that up rather than dump it in a hole.

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