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P2 locomotive and tender frame...

08 January 2021

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Locomotive frames - With the engine’s frames erected, all the major frame stays, brackets, horn blocks, axle boxes & buffers have been cast and fitted using around 1,000 driven bolts.  With the...

Cylinder block update.

01 January 2021

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Alan Parkin has now produced several manufacturing drawings for the approximately 140 individual components which are required to fabricate the cylinder block. At the same time David Elliott is...

Christmas lights! An...

28 December 2020

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With the system design largely complete the Electrical System Specification has been updated to reflect all the new design elements.  A start has been made on writing the section on standards...

Christmas gifts forged from steel.

23 December 2020

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Second pair of coupling rods delivered for Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive We are extremely pleased to announce that the second pair of machined coupling rods has been delivered to...

Boiler No.1 (or is it No.2?)...

22 December 2020

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Significant progress has been made with all the major components being on hand the first boiler (the spare for Tornado and Prince of Wales) starting to look like a boiler. The boiler for No. 2007...

Forge Friday!

18 December 2020

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Following the initial delivery of motion components from Stephenson (Engineering) Ltd of Atherton work started on machining the four coupling rods.  The next steps included the completion of...

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