‘From Dream to Steam’, ‘The Tornado Story’  and ‘Building Britain’s Most Powerful Steam Locomotive’ P2, 2007 Prince of Wales, Lectures

The Trust regularly gives fascinating PowerPoint Presentations to interested groups on our work; how we built and now, how we operate Tornado and how we are building Prince of Wales as part of our ongoing Educational remit and many of these talks are free and open to the public.

We can promise you a most interesting and entertaining occasion!

To arange your own lecture or for more information on attending one please see the bottom of the page for full details.

Chris Ardy Presentations Coordinator

Forthcoming Presentations by the Trust    (To see recent Presentations by the Trust please see our Public Talks page)

Updated 13 December 2017

03 January 2018 – West Chitington Probus Club, John Hobson, P2

10 January 2018 – Basingstoke & District Railway Society, Chris Ardy, P2

12 January 2018 – Hereford Society of Model Engineers, Hereford, Huw Parker, A1

07 February 2018 – Bradford Model Engineering Society, Keith Crabtree, P2

20 February 2018 – Taunton Model Engineers, Huw Parker, P2

05 April 2018 – Bath Railway Society, Bath, Huw Parker (or Chris Ardy), P2

10 April 2018 – Central Southern Group of Advanced Motorists, Bognor Regis, Mike Curtis, A1

14 April 2018 – Midlands Area of the Stephenson Locomotive Society, Kidderminster, Chris Walker, P2

16 April 2018 – RCTS West Midlands Branch, Coventry, John Rawlinson, P2

26 April 2018 – Kendal Engineering Society, Kendal, David Elliott, P2

10 May 2018 – Holderness Vintage Machinery Club, Keith Crabtree, A1

06 June 2018 – Southwell Railway Club, John Rawlinson, P2

19 June 2018 – NYMR South Yorkshire Group, Doncaster, Keith Crabtree, P2

04 July 2018 – Midhurst WI, Mike Curtis, A1

11 July 2018 – Colchester Probus Club, Colin Vickridge, A1

06 August 2018 – Mirfield Railway Enthusiasts Society, Keith Crabtree, P2

06 September 2018 – Keighley Association of Engineers, Keith Crabtree, P2

24 September 2018 – The Welding Institute, Sheffield Branch, Rotherham, Keith Crabtree, A1

25 September 2018 – RCTS East Midlands Branch, Nottingham, John Rawlinson, P2

16 November 2018 – Rochdale Society of Model and Experimental Engineers, Keith Crabtree, P2

01 December 2018 – Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society, Middlesborough, David Elliott, P2



One of our speakers Graham Nicholas makes a presentation to the MOSI on the 12th April 2012

Recent feedback comments.

“A truly exceptional event – highly informative and entertaining from a brilliant speaker.”

An excellent presentation on all levels; marketing, financial and technical given by somebody who clearly knew Tornado inside out.

The lecturer was one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable that I’ve encountered for a long time.

This must be one of the most interesting talks that I have attended. This was enhanced by the fact that the speaker was so directly involved and hands on.The tornado project has so captured the public’s interest. It was a privilege to have attended this event. Thanks to all involved.

Overall I consider this to have been an excellent presentation that kept the audience enthralled. Well done indeed!”

To arrange your own lecture or wish to attend one full details can be found below:

We can usually offer speakers nationwide, and we have lectured all over the UK, on Cruise liners; on one occasion a talk was given to the Shanghai Steam Club in China! We have also given a talk to the Indian National Steam Congress in Delhi.
We welcome all enquires, from small local groups to large corporate events. If you would like to book or attend a presentation, please contact Chris Ardy at detailing your group’s background, date required, location, and attendance numbers expected.
Our superb PowerPoint slide and digital video media Presentation can be easily adjusted to suit your group’s meeting from 45 to 120 minutes (Q & A sessions always welcome) We do ask that a digital media projector and screen are provided, with audio sound. Our speaker can normally can bring their own lap-top to plug-in, together with a selection of  our Tornado Official merchandise to sell if required.
Whilst the Trust does not charge a fee for these Lectures, we do ask that you please kindly consider making a most appreciated donation, all of which goes towards Tornado’s upkeep and now the building of Prince of Wales.
May we suggest for larger or Corporate events a minimum donation of £500 or £100 for smaller clubs/societies. (Just £40 for very small groups with less than 40 members) Travel expenses, plus a hotel, should your location deem it necessary, are respectfully required for all our speakers. You may download a Donation form
A complete Lecture resume, synopsis and suggested titles will be sent upon your confirmed booking request. Delegate leaflets will be provided.