Great Central Railway Winter gala, Loughborough Railway station

The LMS Patriot New Build Project will have its sales stall open on Loughborough Railway station throughout this event.

Illustrated Talk RCTS Welwyn Garden City Branch

This talk is for the RCTS Welwyn Garden City Branch at the Methodist Church, Jct of Ludwick Way/Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3PN.

Non members/visitors very welcome to attend.

Review of the year from Chairman, LMS-Patriot Project, David Bradshaw (with due acknowledgment to Chris Proudfoot of the 82045 Project)

Yesterday, I read Chris Proudfoot’s monthly update on the 82045 web page which was followed by his review of 2017.  This reminded me that I still hadn’t completed my end of 2017 review for the Patriot, so thank you Chris for this timely reminder.

Engineering up-date - December 2017

Just a quick end of year report majoring on progress on the Boiler at Heritage Boiler Steam Services.

Work continues on the construction of The Unknown Warrior at number of locations.

Illustrated Talk at RCTS, Weston, Favell, Northampton, NN3 3EP

This is an illustrated talk for the RCTS Northampton Branch, taking place at Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Weston Favell, Northampton, NN3 3EP.

Visitors and non members very welcome.

Illustrated Talk at Wells Railway Fraternity, Wells, Somerset

This talk will take place at Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RB.

It is open to non members and visitors.

Illustrated talk at Rochdale Society of Model & Experimental Engineers, Rochdale

This talk will take place at the Castleton Community Centre, Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale, Lancs, OL11 3BS.

It is open to non members and visitors.

Patriot boiler moves to West Shed as contract is signed

The LMS-Patriot Project is pleased to announce that Heritage Boiler Steam Services Ltd.  (HBSS) has been selected as the new boiler contractor to complete the boiler for 'The Unknown Warrior'.

Engineering Up-date - November 2017

Locomotive Frame Assembly

Work continues on the construction of The Unknown Warrior at number of locations.

The Unknown Warrior, Llangollen.  2nd October 2017. Photo – Kevin West

Work is continuing on the installation of parts onto the locomotive chassis.

Recent work has seen the final fitting of the four brackets and mountings for the Main Reverser Shaft, the two brackets for the Inside Expansion Link and the single bracket for the Intermediate Reverser Shaft.

Boiler Update

The foundation ring has now been riveted to the inner firebox at LNWR Heritage at Crewe. This is the final job that LNWR has undertaken on the new Patriot Boiler before it moves to a new contractor.

Contracts were signed with our new boiler contractor on 10th November, and further details will be announced soon.

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