Engineering Update May/June 2014

'The Unknown Warrior' is Wheeled.

We realise that building a complex locomotive like the Patriot was never always going to be a straight forward exercise. The last few weeks have been interesting and challenging to say the least. From the outside it must have looked as though nothing was happening, but I can assure you it was a bit like a duck swimming across the lake, all calm above water, but below the legs are working furiously in all directions at the same time!

'Patriot Plaice Special' at the Llangollen Railway

Saturday 19th July 2014

Come onboard for a special fundraising fish and chip evening dining train - 'The Patriot Plaice' - to help raise funds for the new National Memorial Engine - 'The Unknown Warrior' which is being assembled at the Llangollen Railway.

Steam hauled special private train with round trip along the Dee Valley to Carrog and local chip shop meal for £17 per person. The meal will be served at your seat just after leaving Llangollen in beautifully restored 1950s carriages.

West Coast Gala, Mid Norfolk Railway, East Dereham

The Patriot New Build Project will have their sales stall at East Dereham Railway station throughout this event.

‘Rails and Remembrance’ Exhibition Launched at the People’s History Museum, Manchester

The LMS-Patriot Project launched an exhibition – titled ‘Rails and Remembrance’, at the People’s History Museum in Manchester on 3rd May. The Project has received Heritage Lottery Funding to stage the exhibition.

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.


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