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Project 27

Mid Summer Update 2018

With the weather firmly on our side the team has made great progress towards achieving our goals of working towards erecting the new frames by the end of the year. With a few weekends and a couple of days holiday to spare Matt and Ben have all but completed the drilling of all the holes in the new frame plates. Following on from this the frames now need all of the horn slots machining square…

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Project 27

Late June Update 2018

Following on from completing the final marking out of the frames earlier in the month a start was made at drilling out and reaming through each individual hole. Prior to this the the two frame plates where carefully position one on top of the other, so that we could assured that both frame plates match each other. The above photo shows Matt machining the first hole…

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Project 27

Early June Update 2018

Talking of you’ve been framed (or at least Matt does) today Matt has also finished the task of painstakingly marking out all of the hole positions for the main frames! just over 400 holes in total and roughly 24 man hours spread over the last couple of months, weather dependent! Following verification and a quick double check, measure twice cut once as the old saying goes, we should be in a position to commence drilling…

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Project 27

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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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

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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