Frame keep progress

The frame keeps have now been machined and await fitting.

Cylinder pattern progress

Tony Dance has now started work on preparing the second half of the main cylinder pattern for turning. The completed first half is still on the lathe. The second half is on the floor and Tony has finished taking the plank edges off with a power planer. Next job will be to clear up the sawdust and then get the second half on the lathe

Bogie Centre Casting

With all of the components for the frame assembly now ready for assembly, the design team are focussing on the front bogie. Keith Greenhow, our CAD Expert, has completed the CAD model for the front bogie stretcher casting. This is the central structure for the front bogie. As this will be a one off casting, this is a candidate for sand printing of the mould in a similar way to the exhaust steam spider. If you would like to sponsor this critical component, please get in touch

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