August 18th, 2016

Meet the Team

logo1Nene Valley Railway East Coast Revival 27th, 28th & 29th August 2016

The GER 789 Information stand will be in attendance at the Nene Valley Railway on Sunday 28th August 2016.

Join the NVR for a unique opportunity to travel behind East Coast Giants A1 No 60163 Tornado and Deltic No 55007 Pinza.


August 7th, 2016

Meet the Team

DONCASTER 11th – 12th FEBRUARY 2017

The GER 789 Information Stand will be in attendance at The Festival of British Railway Modelling, Doncaster Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

 

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July 23rd, 2016

Meet the Team

The GER 789 Information stand will be in attendance at the North Norfolk Railway’s Grand Steam Gala on 2nd , 3rd and 4th September 2016

The intensive timetable will include a few unusual formations in service plus it will also be an opportunity to see guest engines working alongside the NNR’s own home fleet.

Visiting Locomotives

S&DJR Class7F, No. 53809, 2-8-0 – Courtesy of 13809 Preservation Society ltd

LMS Stanier Class 5, No. 45337, 4-6-0 – Courtesy of 26 B Railway Company Ltd (Visiting NNR for the Season)

More details to follow.

Home Fleet Locomotives

BR Standard 9F Class, No. 92203, 2-10-0 ‘Black Prince’

BR Standard 4MT, No. 76084, 2-6-0 ‘Standard 4’

GER Y14 Class, No. 564, 0-6-0

LNER B12 Class, No. 8572, 4-6-0

The GER 789 Information stand will be in attendance at the Nene Valley Railway Steam Gala on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2016.

Home Fleet Locomotives

  • 34081 92 Squadron
  • 75008 Swiftsure
  • Hudswell Clarke No 1800

Attractions

  • Double Headed services
  • Two Train service, Main train and Local stopper
  • Freight Train, Ride on the Brake Van (supplement payable).
  • Licensed Buffet Cars on all our trains.
  • Turntable Café serving hot/cold food and refreshments from 8:30
  • Wansford Gift Shop and Second-Hand Bookshop open all weekend
  • Freight Train Brake Van Rides

June 17th, 2016

Engineering Report 17th June 2016

Stafford Road Design continues to develop GER 789 C.A.D. models.

13407242_1809697869260793_7504781407854156745_nRear view of GER 789 chassis. With the exception of the wheel sets the trust has had all components illustrated manufactured.

13346660_1809697942594119_2828547087772796327_nStafford Road Design has recently produced the C.A.D. model of the crank axle; more details to follow.

13406862_10154308108714529_6465631386159041817_n13419236_1809697972594116_3136646177902928763_nCylinder block C.A.D. model. Although the cylinders have been manufactured, the C.A.D. model is vital to ensure that all componemts align correctly before the build commences. As shown above, the cylinder block consists of two halves that sit between the frames. Refer to the illustation below.

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June 10th, 2016

Engineering Report June 2016

IMG-20160608-WA0003(1)Stafford Road Design continues to further develop GER 789’s CAD model. A significant and more detailed engineering report will be published soon.


May 20th, 2016

Meet the Team

The GER 789 Information Stand will be in attendance at The Mid-Norfolk Railway  Summer Steam Gala from Friday June 24th until Sunday June 26th. This year’s annual steam gala promises to be another great MNR gala, with an intensive train service, photographic run pasts at Hardingham (Friday Only), visiting locomotives and real ale on all trains all weekend. For further information visit http://www.mnr.org.uk

 

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6100 was renumbered 46100 by British Railways after nationalisation in 1948. In 1950 46100 was rebuilt. It was withdrawn in October 1962. It was bought by Billy Butlin for Cosmetic Restoration and displayed at the Skegness Holiday Camp. It moved to Bressingham Steam Museum in Norfolk in 1971, and bought from Butlin’s in 1989. It was sold in 2009 to the newly formed Royal Scot Locomotive & General Trust, and after an extensive refurbishment,      re entered service in 2015.

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Great Western Pannier Tank, 9466 from the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. This locomotive has been the MRN’s main steam locomotive for our Summer Steam Season over the years, and we are all very excited to welcome her back.


May 5th, 2016

Engineering News 5th May 2016

Cylinder Re-finishing

Following an initial inspection at Harco Engineering, it was decided to go ahead and attempt the cleaning up operation following the welding of the port faces. One of the main problems with welding process is the amount of heat required to achieve this, the downside being that a small amount of distortion has been accrued whilst doing so. To this end the two mating faces were skimmed square and the ports then re-machined from their new datums.

 One of the cylinders pre-machining

This picture shows one of the cylinders pre-machining.

Thankfully this operation has been a success and the mating faces cleaned up following a very small clean up and all the port faces machined well with good mating surfaces achieved.

 

one of the completed re-machined cylinders ready for the next stage

Here we see one of the completed re-machined cylinders ready for the next stage.

Both cylinders cleaned up and awaiting the final stage of machining

Both cylinders all cleaned up awaiting the final stage of machining.

The second and final stage is to correct any ovality in the bores. Obviously, we only want to remove the minimum amount of material but the bores will be slightly offset bored to correct any mismatch due to the new skimmed mating surfaces, this will then bring everything back into true alignment for cylinder centres.

Chassis Build

Now that we know the cylinders are fit for purpose we can continue with the next stage in the build,  erecting the chassis.

I had a meeting at Tyseley at the end of April to discuss the way forward and plotting a course to make a start on frame erection. It was agreed that the best plan of action is to get all parts required ready before they make a start and to this end I’m currently reviewing the CAD model to ensure all parts are present and correct. One of the larger missing parts is the motion bracket, this is currently in the process of being modelled for poly pattern manufacture and hopefully, will be off for casting and subsequent machining in May.

Once we have all the parts either manufactured or on their way, Tyseley can give us a quotation for the build and we can really push on with the build in earnest.

Elliot CME

 

 

 


April 12th, 2016

Meet the Team

Steve and Aidan proudly stand by the new stand

The GER 789 Information Stand will be visiting the Epping Ongar Railway Steam Gala on 10th, 11th and 12th June 2016.

Join us for a weekend of intensive steam services on the EOR’s challenging gradients, with impressive visiting engines in the form of BR 9F No. 92214 (picture: Joe Connell / UK Heritage Hub) which visits courtesy of the Great Central Railway. Usually, the loco sports BR Black, but is currently in BR Green, which was only ever previously applied to “Evening Star”.

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Accompanying the big beast will be Standard 4MT tank engine No. 80072 (picture: Matthew Collier / UK Heritage Hub), visiting from the Llangollen Railway.

P1370911 Also in steam will be the EOR’s summer resident N2 No.1744, courtesy of the Gresley Society.

For further information visit www.eorailway.co.uk


April 6th, 2016

“O” Gauge Replica GER 789 Under Construction

10885467_10152950858432905_4351212959396818100_n Roneo Models of Hornchurch, Essex is constructing an operational replica of GER 789. When completed the model will be representing the Trust at venues throuhout Britain. For additional information contact info@holdenf5.co.uk

 


March 25th, 2016

Engineering News March 2016

The Trust’s CME Elliot Powick will be publishing a detailed engineering report within the next 14 days.