March 4th, 2017

Engineering News March 2017

CME Elliot Powick of Stafford Road Design has finalised the CAD work necessary to enable GER 789’s frames to be erected. An annotated PDF of the frame assy can be downloaded by clicking on this link  F5-0001-R3a

Erection of the frames by Tyseley Steam Locomotive Works this year is dependent upon them being relocated due to a dearth of free space. To avoid any unnecessary delays preliminary discussions have commenced with the North Norfolk Railway (NNR.) Trustee Director Keith Ashford of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society  (M&GNJRS) has been assigned to the task of liaising with The Holden F5 Steam Locomotive Trust to explore the possibilities of continuing the build of GER 789 at Weybourne, NNR.

NNR’s Engineer Peter Phillips described the construction of GER 789 as “a prestigious project and a locomotive built for purpose and ideally suited to the needs of the North Norfolk Railway.”

The NNR’s recent purchase of Chatham Steam Services has given rise to a comprehensive engineering facility at Weybourne capable of further progressing the build of GER 789.

To explore options of assisting the build of GER 789 please click on “How you can Help” or “Consider a Legacy.”

 

 

 

 

 


January 9th, 2017

Meet the Team

The Holden F5 Steam Locomotive Trust

The Trust is looking for assistance at special events to help raise awareness and increase its membership.

2017 Events Calendar

 

 

 

 

April

22nd-23rd April: North Norfolk Railway Spring Steam Gala, Sheringham Station, NR26 8RA. Next to Sheringham National Rail station on the Bittern Line (Abellio Greater Anglia), served by trains from Norwich. There is a large pay & display car park at the station. http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/page.php?pid=97

29th April: 4th Southwold Railway Show and Model Railway Exhibition, St. Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold, IP18 6JP. https://www.southwoldrailway.co.uk/

*30th April – 1st May: 50 Years of Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ. Next to Didcot Parkway railway station on the Great Western main line, where parking is available. Access to the centre is the through the station’s ticket hall and subway. http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

 

 


December 18th, 2016

Arrival of GER 789 in O gauge

 

We proudly announce the arrival of our fully working O gauge replica model of the full size GER 789.  This will be travelling to publicity events from 2017 and was produced by Roneo Models, 32 Roneo Corner, Hornchurch, RM12 4TN.

 


December 13th, 2016

Engineering News 13th December 2016

CAD plotting of  holes to frame plate

Stafford Road Design has further progressed CAD plotting of the frames. Discussions with TM Specialist Engineers of Kingswood, West Midlands have commenced regarding CNC drilling and milling.

A meeting with Bob Meanley, CME of Tyseley and Stafford Road Design is scheduled for early January 2017. Due to a dearth of workshop time, Tyseley is expected to undertake assembly of the frames during the latter part of 2017. Upon completion, the frames will be transported to another location to facilitate wheeling.   Further details will be published soon.


November 19th, 2016

Meet the Team

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The Festival of British Railway Modelling 11-12 February 2017                              

Volunteers required to staff the Holden publicity stand at this exciting event.  A great opportunity to publicise our work and show off our O gauge display.

The Festival of British Railway Modelling returns to the Doncaster Racecourse on 11th-12th February 2017 for its 21st year.

Visitors can enjoy browsing over 30-handpicked layouts with a ‘Best of British’ theme and purchasing must-have items in a variety of major scales and gauges from over 80 quality traders.

There will be expert demonstrations popular with modellers, giving you an opportunity to learn about new techniques or ask any questions you might have.

Whether you’re looking to stock up on essentials for your hobby or enjoy a family day out, our Doncaster Show offers something for everyone.


November 16th, 2016

Wrenford Thatcher Limited Edition Print of GER 789 at Stratford Low Level

003A limited edition of signed, numbered and mounted prints of Wrenford Thatcher’s GER 789 at Stratford Low Level, East London are available. These high-quality prints  measuring 21 cm x 15cm  retail for £14.90 plus £2.50 postage. Please apply to “The Holden F5 Steam Locomotive Trust” 49 Beech Avenue, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2TT.  Cheques made payable to “The Holden F5 Steam Locomotive Trust.” For further information email  info@holdenf5.co.uk


October 31st, 2016

Engineering News 31st October 2016

October Engineering Report

Behind the scenes, engineering has been progressing steadily.

To ensure that what we manufacture is fit for purpose a considerable amount of time and CAD work has gone into design and test fitting so as to avoid unnecessary and expensive mistakes.

Following research of our drawings, the Trust has decided that, unfortunately, we can’t go for the cheaper original option of running Joy valve gear as we’d originally hoped but instead, we will have to run with the later Stephensons valve gear. As a consequence, we will have to manufacture all of the additional eccentrics, straps and rods which we’d hoped to have avoided.

All the drawings for the additional frame stretchers, angles and buffer beam brackets are finished and Tyseley Locomotive Works will be adding the manufacturing costs to the build quote. In addition, the drawings for the bolts and rivets required to fix the frames together have been put out for quotation for CNC manufacture to keep the costs down to a bare minimum.

The original hornguides were of an angled construction, this was to allow for adjustment during service to take up any slack in the assembly.

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It was decided at an early design stage that all was really required for 25mph running were parallel hornguides hence a new design has been generated instead. These are going for quotation this week and hopefully casting in early November.

Following a visit to Tyseley on Oct. 28th a plan of action has been drawn up to start the process of frame erection. At the moment Tyseley is coming to the conclusion of several large projects and once they are completed and out of the works our job can start in earnest. In the mean time Tyseley will make a start on the additional bracketry as previously described and hopefully, the frames can move indoors for the first time for assessment and a start to be made on the hundreds of holes needed to create the assembled frames. I’ll be visiting Tyseley again on Nov’ 13th to catalogue exactly what’s there and make sure everything is in place to make a start late this year, early 2017 (current projects depending).

Also a start has been made on quotations for the wheelsets. This is a huge undertaking as a crank axle is required which will need massive expenditure from the trust so once we have quotations in from Ian Rileys and SDR Engineering we can see exactly what’s needed financially.

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We also have a price for the driving wheel pattern, this will be a traditional pattern and cost in the region of about £3000.00

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Coupled to this we already have the pattern for the leading and trailing wheels so along with three plain axles we have a good starting point for getting the loco on its wheels as soon as money provides.

Whilst we looking at patterns we realised we hadn’t got one for the heart of the loco, the nameplate. A CAD model has been completed and a local manufacturing company has offered to machine the pattern FOC. Once this has been done its off to get two castings done so we can display them on our stand for all to see and once the loco is finished they’ll take pride of place on the loco itself. If someone would like to sponsor the brass castings then please feel free to contact us.

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October 12th, 2016

Engineering Update 12th October 2016

img-20161005-wa0001CME Elliot Powick has invited quotes for the motion bracket and gussets that attach the buffer beams to the frame plates. A more detailed and significant Engineering Report will be published soon.


September 7th, 2016

Meet the Team

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The National Festival of Railway Modelling

The GER 789 Information stand will be present at The National Festival of Railway Modelling at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE during the weekend of 15th – 16th OCTOBER 2016

Once again the event, the largest model railway show in the East of England, will host over 30 layouts from a variety of major scales and gauges plus over 100 quality traders and demonstrators. Whether you’re looking to stock up on essentials for your hobby or enjoy a family day out, our Peterborough Show offers something for everyone.

Advance booking will ensure you save up to £2 on your entry, receive 30 minutes early entry, a free show guide on arrival and entry into our exclusive BRM competition to win a goody bag worth over £230!

For further information visit www.world-of-railways.co.uk.


September 2nd, 2016

Book a Talk

 

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The Holden F5 Steam Locomotive Trust has a dedicated team of “guest speakers” ready and available to attend your university, corporate event, society, school or club. Our informative and entertaining illustrative programmes can be tailor-made to suit your requirements thus facilitating the maximum benefit to your organisation for a  minimum cost.

For further information or to survey how the Trust can be of benefit to your organisation  please in the first instance contact us via info@holdenf5.co.uk