Driving Wheel Progress

The driving wheelsets have nearly been completed at the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh. The final two crank pins were machined and fitted, and the balance weight plates were also riveted on the driving wheels during May. The final jobs that remain to be done are tyre turning and pouring of molten lead in between the balance weight plates.

Smokebox Completed at LNWR Heritage, Crewe

The Smokebox has now been completed at Crewe and was delivered to the Llangollen Railway Works on the 5th June. Volunteer LMS-Patriot Project painters and Llangollen Railway volunteers, Godfrey Hall and John Sandiford have painted the top coat and the smokebox now looks resplendent with its shiny black paint - ready to go on display for LMS-Patriot Project Members' Day.

Middle Cylinder Cast for 'The Unknown Warrior'

The middle cylinder for 'The Unknown Warrior' was 'knocked out' on the 29th May at the Coupe Foundry in Preston. BBC Radio Lancashire was there to witness this landmark occasion - the first major casting to be made for a standard gauge steam locomotive from a polystyrene pattern.

Fifth Anniversary of Launch of Project

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Project at the Llangollen Railway. Five years on from the launch we had our sales stand at the Llangollen Spring Gala, which featured the Railmotor and autocoach as the stars of the gala.

To mark the anniversary the Project is appealing to Members and supporters to support the Boiler and Cylinder Appeals so that the tremendous rate of progress can continue.

Llangollen Autumn Steam Gala

Visiit our sales stand at the Llangollen Station and view progress of 'The Unknown Warrior' in the Llangollen Railway Works.

More info about the Steam Gala at: www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/event.php?id=85

Members' Day

Members' Day for LMS-Patriot Project Members at the Llangollen Railway.

With optional Fish n Chip Special in the evening.

The Midland Railex 2013

The Midland Railex 2013 - Model Railway Exhibition

Visit our sales stand in the Exhibition Hall at Swanwick Junction.

For more info about the Exhibition, visit: www.midlandrailex.co.uk

KWVR Autumn Steam Spectacular

KWVR Autumn Steam Spectacular

Visit our sales stand at Oxenhope Station.

More info about the Gala, visit: www.kwvr.co.uk/events/152-not-featured/569-autumn-steam-spectacular-2013.html

Engineering update - April 2013

The fourth crankpin was machined during April at SDRE, at Buckfastleigh. The cylinder pattern for the middle cylinder and bogie parts were completed. Around 60Kg of lead was purchased for the driving wheel balance weights, although more will be needed.


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