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News Archive entries for March 2012

Here are the diary entries for this month. You can use the forward and backward links to see the next or previous months. Most photos taken before 2018 are small size. From 2018 onwards, most photos you see below will have a link to a full size image by clicking on the photo.

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Engineering Committee
  On Saturday the 3rd of March 2012, the inaugural meeting of the Engineering Committee (EC) took place. This body will initially oversee the construction of our BR Class 6's frames, and in the longer term the complete locomotive.

The meeting was opened by The 'Clan' Project Chairman, John Drew. Also present were, from left to right; Grahame Ashton, Sean McKerchar, Mike Beswick, Geoff Turner, Dave Etheridge, and Chris Jones. Geoff and Chris are also members of the Committee of Management. On the table to the left is the diorama of 72010 and 72013 which was built and repaired for us by Mike Beswick. The models are usually on display ot the Standard Steam Locomotive Company stand when attending open days and galas, always attracting a lot of enthusiastic attention, resulting in the occasional accident, hence the repairs. There is a photo of Mike's model of 72013 'Wildfire' on the Contacts page
Shillingstone Working Weekend
  A very successful working weekend was had at Shillingstone on the 26th and 27th March, with 13 members giving a hand on Saturday and 6 completing the well planned task on the Sunday. The container was emptied and moved to a more convenient position within the Shillingstone site compound.

One half of the contents along with the cab, and bogie plate frames was loaded onto a lorry and into a van, for the long haul up to South Yorkshire, and secure storage. The remaining half was returned to the container to be collected at a later date. On Monday all the items were safely unloaded by Chris Jones and Bob Ife ready for sorting, and organising. Many thanks to all members involved, the Shillingstone Station Project team, and the haulier who made everything possible and waived his premium weekend rate. The weather could not have been better