- Created on Sunday, 08 December 2013 12:04
Second combined frame stretcher and rear stretcher delivered!
The second combined frame stretcher / spring hanger and the rear frame stretcher / brake cylinder support have now been delivered. The photo above shows the impressive line up of stretchers, front buffer beam and front buffers.
Bob Ife and Brian Oldford visited our Midlands site and thanks to Mike Sedgley the components were lined up outside for a photo shoot and to make dimensional checks.
Progress on other components :
|Frames||Profiled at Stephenson Engineering and awaiting the welding in of the horn guides|
|Horn Guides||Awaiting welding preparation|
|3rd combined stetcher||To be cast in January|
|Existing fabricated stretchers||At Ian Rileys awaiting NDT|
|Front firebox support & truck pivot||Obtaining quotes|
|Vertical frame stretcher SL/DE/19832||Obtaining quotes|
|Smokebox saddle||Obtaining quotes|
|Slide bar brackets||Obtaining quotes|
|Motion brackets||Obtaining quotes|
|Exhaust steam spider||Quotes obtained, order to be placed shortly|
|Frame / horn gide keeps||Quotes obtained|
As you can see we have a huge amount going on towards the assembly of the frames which will culminate next year at Ian Rileys for assembly to begin.
How you can help
We do need your help! If you can spare the price of a coffee / beer / *insert beverage here(!) it will all help towards our aim to have the frames assembled and moved to Loughborough. You can donate securely via the donate form on teh front of this website. If you are buying Christmas presents online please consider using our Easy Fundraising page to order from companies such as Argos, John Lewis, Amazon and even Dominos for those chilly night pizzas!
Man power, currently our engineering committee are working flat out obtaining quotes, organising manufacture and co-ordinating the logistics of sending these large components from place of manufgacture to our Midlands base, Ian Rileys and Stephenson engineering. There is also the challenge of ensuring all paperwork is correct and the relevant NDT and dimensional check work has been completed. The engineering committee meet once a month near Huddersfield, the rest of the work is completed from home with occassional supplier visits or visits to our Midlands base. If you can help please get in touch!
I'll leave these photos here!!
- Created on Monday, 11 November 2013 09:00
MEMBERS FORUM MEETING / WORKING PARTY
Saturday, 28th December 2013 11.00 am
Intertrain Classrooms, Nemesis Rail Burton Depot, Derby Road, Burton Upon Trent, DE14 1RS
Come and meet members from the Council of Management and hear the latest news on the project, also a chance to discuss the latest developments, issues and sales initiatives. Family, friends and partners are all welcome to the Forum. Opportunity for members to see the information boards displayed at sales events and to view the Cab and 8 tons of parts in safe covered store that were moved from Shillingstone earlier in the year. Latest embroidered clothing designs, quality railway books and the unique silver lapel badges will be on sale.
To find the venue by train, approximately 20 minutes walking time from Burton main line station in a northerly [Derby] direction. By road, turn off the main Derby Road next to the prominent SHELL petrol station sign. Shed complex entrance and adjacent car park is 50 yards straight ahead.
Further details, if required, from Mike Sedgley, Hon Secretary via the Contact Us page
- Created on Friday, 08 November 2013 11:00
New Bachmann Collectors Club locomotives for sale
Due to the generosity of a member donating a large stock of OO Gauge railway stock we now have the following locos for sale.
Bachmann Patriot 45503 'Royal Leicestershire Regiment'
This loco is brand new and comes complete with detailing pack (not applied). Bachmann Number 31-210.
This locomotive is in original packaging and available here for £100.
Bachmann Robinson O4 63635
This model is brand new and comes complete with detailing pack (not applied). Bachmann Number 31-002.
This locomotive is in original packaging and available here for £90.