Engineering Update - April 2014

Work continues at Tyseley Locomotive Works on preparing to fit the axleboxes into the main frame. All the Horn Guides have been polished to remove machining marks and the corners radii added by hand. All this has been completed to the usual high standard expected from Tyseley.
The Axleboxes have had the brasses pressed in and the journals have been machined to the size of the axle. The bronze wearing faces are now being machined to the sizes determined from the frame assy.

First Outside Cylinder Casting Revealed

Following the casting of the first of the two Outside Cylinders last Wednesday evening, the casting has remained in the mould to cool until early this morning. The mould was opened and the sand broken away to reveal the casting.

Fundraising 'Patriot' Real Ale Launched

The LMS-Patriot Project is pleased to announce a partnership with Privateer Beers to produce four fundraising real ales. The first of which - ‘Patriot’ is now available, and will be officially launched at the People’s History Museum in Manchester on 3rd May.

Illustrated Talk On the LMS Patriot New Build Group

LCGB/RCTS Brighton Branches, London Road Railway Station, Brighton.

Please note this event has been postponed due to double booking of speakers by the organisers. We do apologise but this was beyond our control.

Illustrated Talk On the LMS Patriot New Build Group, Gravesend

Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts Society, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent.

First Outside Cylinder Cast

A group of project supporters travelled to Coupe Castings, Preston last night to witness the casting of the first of the two Outside Cylinders required for The Unknown Warrior.
Five tons of molten SG Iron was prepared for the casting, the final casting weight was expected to be around 2 1/2 tons.
The casting will now be left in the mould until the middle of next week to cool, before being broken out of the sand mould.

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