Project News

MeMBERS’ MONTHLY BULLETIN, JANUARY 2022

Engineering 

The replacement driving wheel contract has been placed with William Cook Cast Products in Sheffield, with a delivery lead time of 12-14 weeks: preparatory work on the wheel pattern has been carried out free of charge by the company. Material for a new front buffer beam has been delivered (there is more about this in The Warrior 52). An estimate has been sought from South Devon Railway for the wheelset re-assembly package, after work on specification preparation. Dialogue continues with Cast Iron Welding over cylinder modification pending authorisation.  Materials have been delivered for the new fitted bolts required for chassis re-assembly.

Frame shotblasting had to be postponed into first half of March because of adverse weather.

MEMBERS’ MONTHLY BULLETIN, JANUARY 2022

Engineering

This month West Shed took delivery of a lathe suitable for the in-house production/finishing of a wide range of components for 5551. This will generate cost savings and improve project progress and quality control over the life of the project. LMS-Patriot provided loan funding to make this investment possible.

MEMBERS' MONTHLY BULLETIN - December 2021

Engineering 

 After a thorough technical investigation with the active cooperation of Boro Foundry, we have jointly concluded that the driving wheels cannot be repaired to the standard required. Settlement terms have been agreed constructively with Boro Foundry, who are no longer equipped to cast this type of product.  Discussions are now in progress with William Cook Cast Products on the procurement of new wheels. The original wheel pattern has been secured for collection from Tyesley Locomotive Works for this purpose.

MEMBERS’ MONTHLY BULLETIN - November 2021

 

2021 AGM 

On November 13th we held our first AGM since 2019 in the Kidderminster Railway Museum. There was a full house to conclude the AGM formalities and then receive our presentation on the way forward for the project – dubbed Project Reset.

Warrior Magazine

Issue 51 started landing on doormats from Monday 6th December. There is a full write-up of the AGM and Project Reset presentation; and as this is the nearest magazine to Remembrance Day we bring you two very interesting articles about Remembrance and the efforts that were made to make sure that those who never returned home were and are not forgotten. 

Engineering 

MEMBERS' MONTHLY BULLETIN - October 2021

ENGINEERING

PRCLT completed the overhaul of 6233 towards the end of October, allowing resources to be re-allocated to 5551 work. Before that, significant further progress was made in October with component removal from the frames, in preparation for refitting to the standard required. 

Leaky Finders have fitted spring links to the tender frames and trial fitted the springs: the frames have now been sprayed and the horn blocks and spring link brackets top-coated. HBSS are continuing making the boiler slide studs.

FINANCE

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