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TreVoR

Land Rovers and Trains

It was a meeting of NERO (North East Rover Owners) at the National Railway Museum Sheldon this morning.  I decided to pop along and have a look.  A nice selection of Land Rovers with the bonus of some of the York museum's spare exhibits.













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Giant

Great pics, what's the white pickup thing?
Roadrunner

Looks like a grand day out.

The White thing looks like an Austin Gypsy to me.
TreVoR

Thanks for that because I hadn't a clue.  I really wanted to hear the bright green trialling Defender with the V8 running on 8 individual throttle bodies start up, but I missed it.  How much patience must be required to balance those?!

My Defender attracted a lot of attention.  
Chris M Wanted a V-10

If ever you get to a Landy meet and there's an ex-MOD vehicle there nick-named "PPIF", do take some photos and let me know.... I once worked for a small company who made a handful for the MOD in pre-digital photography era and they were equipped to develop and print 35mm film whilst on the move to aid reconnaisance missions.

Your Landy certainly doesn't look out of place amongst the others, probably one of the smartest too
JohnC

The majority of those Land Rovers look as though they are used well for what they were designed for. A bit of panel beating or a new panel or two required in some cases.

The balancing of throttle bodies is a dying art I'm afraid but I bet that V8 sounded awesome.
Nice Guy Eddie

I think I'd have your Landie over everything else there bar maybe that nice Silver 55 plater.

A Lnad Rover meeting at a Railway Museum, I bet you had to be careful who you spoke to on that day out.
Michael

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
I think I'd have your Landie over everything else there bar maybe that nice Silver 55 plater.


Sorry Mark, there are a few I'd take over yours including the Range Rover Sport.
Looks like a fun day out, I've been to that Railway Museum when there was a Tatra meet documented here:
http://themotor.myfastforum.org/about7413.html&highlight=operation
Grampa

Great photos and a great location.

First time I've seen a photo of an Austin Gypsy since the one I used to drive as a  college holiday job 35 years ago.  There was a fleet of 2 Land Rovers and 2 Austins (Ice Cream vans built to operate on the beach) and driving both it was easy to see why the Austin disappeared and the Land Rover lived on.
Big Blue

I read the OP as a meeting of nerds.

Sorry.

Looks like a fab day out.
TreVoR

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
I think I'd have your Landie over everything else there bar maybe that nice Silver 55 plater.

A Lnad Rover meeting at a Railway Museum, I bet you had to be careful who you spoke to on that day out.


There was a guy with a Freelander 1 who attached himself to a mate of mine.  I walked off and left him to it.

I've been laning with the owner of the silver TD5 Defender.
PhilD

That RRS looks a tad incongruous!

Great pics.
Stuntman

Michael wrote:
Looks like a fun day out, I've been to that Railway Museum when there was a Tatra meet documented here:
http://themotor.myfastforum.org/about7413.html&highlight=operation


Our forum insults were much better in those days!
Nice Guy Eddie

TreVoR wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
I think I'd have your Landie over everything else there bar maybe that nice Silver 55 plater.

A Lnad Rover meeting at a Railway Museum, I bet you had to be careful who you spoke to on that day out.


There was a guy with a Freelander 1 who attached himself to a mate of mine.  I walked off and left him to it.

I've been laning with the owner of the silver TD5 Defender.


So whats a good Defender to get into then for sensible money. Is the TD5 the way to go?
TreVoR

Any of them as long as the chassis is sound and there are no problems with the gearboxes.  TD5 is probably the way to go but you will need to watch for chassis rust unless it has a galvanised chassis but that adds to the price.  You may be able to find one with electric windows and A/C too.

If you want the most comfortable driving experience, get as late a TDCi as you can, but be prepared to pay for it.  If you get a proper 90 station wagon then there isn't a rear bulkhead so you get more legroom up front but the fold up seats rob load space.

You could go really retro and get a perfectly usable Series for about 5k.
TreVoR

Early TDCi - http://www.autotrader.co.uk/class...mp;model=DEFENDER%2090&page=1

TD5 on a galv chassis - http://www.autotrader.co.uk/class...words=td5%20galvanised&page=1

TD5 non galv - http://www.autotrader.co.uk/class...nn&keywords=td5%20&page=3

Nice usable 2a - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-ro...item465cac1c1b:g:Eb8AAOSw2xRYg4XO

Nice usable Series 3 - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Ro...item1c7a788cea:g:Za0AAOSwLEtYfUsI
Bob Sacamano

TreVoR wrote:


Nice usable 2a - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-ro...item465cac1c1b:g:Eb8AAOSw2xRYg4XO

Nice usable Series 3 - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Ro...item1c7a788cea:g:Za0AAOSwLEtYfUsI


These two do it for me. I'd buy one and pretend to be James Herriot and just turn up at random farms with one of those long rubber gloves.
Nice Guy Eddie

Ta!

I keep looking at Defenders and thinking wouldn't one make a great 2nd car. Luckily I then come back to my senses and think I could get something faster and far more comfortable for far less.
PhilD

Bob Sacamano wrote:


These two do it for me. I'd buy one and pretend to be James Herriot and just turn up at random farms with one of those long rubber gloves.


Because when you wear yours elsewhere people tend to react badly?
Andy C

Very cool !

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