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

22 December 2020

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

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...

Adding the whoa to the go!

15 December 2020

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We continue to accumulate brake rigging for the engine, with the two trailing brake hangers and brake stay trial fitted to the frames. The two brake cross shafts have been delivered and Ed Laxton...

Pony truck progress.

13 December 2020

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

The pony truck should has been delivered to DLW. The manganese steel hornblock liners have been welded, after which the main pony truck frame was re-mounted on the horizontal borer at North View...

Happy 30th Birthday

18 November 2020

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SUPPORTING OUR BIRTHDAY APPEALS It’s hard to believe that it is now 30 years since The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust was formed to build a new Peppercorn class A1 ‘Pacific’. The original A1s were...

First boiler assembly

04 November 2020

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Since last year’s announcement of the placing of a £1m order for two new Diagram 118 boilers from DB Meiningen (DBM) significant progress has been made and assembly of the first boiler is well...

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