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Project 27
Matthew Holloway

Cylinders go for Machining 2018

The Cylinder block has been sent away to our friends at Statfold Engineering Ltd for machining. Undeterred by the English weather, on Friday, Matt and Ben popped up and delivered the cylinder block casting to Statfold Barn for machining. Another little milestone for Projecty 27…

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Fenchurch Fund
Matthew Holloway

Hatton’s P Tank 2018

A fine model of the best P class on the cover of April 2018’s Railway Modeler. This is the forthcoming Hatton’s model. Check out more details at Hatton’s website by clicking the logo below…

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Project 27
Matthew Holloway

February Working Day 2018

A brief engineering update on the progress made on our monthly working day for February. The above picture shows the first holes drilled in the rear buffer beam! these have been tap’d and are now ready to have, at the time, the rear stowage hook for the coupling to be bolted on (Show’n painted up on the right)…

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Project 27
Matthew Holloway

January Working Day 2018

With the group together for our monthly working day, progress was made on making a start on riveting the rear drag-box up. After a successful day of riveting this plate is now ready for a coat of paint and machining to square this sub-assembly up to aid in the erection of the main frames. Also many thanks for the workshop staff allowing us to use there space and equipment for the day! The above picture shows Matt & Reuben discussing & checking the set-up before work commences…

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Project 27
Matthew Holloway

Christmas Update 2017

A brief works picture update of progress on 27 over the Christmas period and the beginning of the new year. The picture below show’s Ben busy machining true the brake cylinder support angle irons which will subsequently be riveted to the rear Dragbox & will suspend the main brake cylinder once fitted…

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The Archive
Matthew Holloway

Extract from the SECR repair book

I had an email recently from John Arkell of the SECR Society who has spent some time at the National Archives this year undertaking some research & during which he has found reference to the repairs carried out on No.27 in December of 1922 by the SECR. It gives details of the work carried out, the boiler number 289 and the fact that it was given a new chimney…

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