Thursday, 9 February 2012

If people want to come and see us and talk about the latest progress with the project, members of the sales team and Committee of Management will be attending the GCR shunters gala on17/18th February. Come along and meet the team. Please bring any transport related items that you can spare. The sales team can turn such items into hard cash to speed up the build process. Look forward to seeing you there...

Sunday, 5 February 2012

This blog is about the Clan Project, building 72010 Hengist, a BR Standard Class 6 pacific locomotive. Many parts of the engine have already been made and are currently in storage at various locations around the country.

We are currently raising funds to have the three major inter frame castings manufactured, at a cost estimated to be in the region of £50,000. Further expense will be required to machine the casting prior to their being used in the assembly of the main frames of the locomotive.
The picture is of the first of the patterns for these parts, taken in the workshop of Brian Oldford, the expert pattern maker, who has manufactured it for us. Currently we are seeking quotes for the casting of this important component.