Winter 2017 Clan News

We want to always keep the membership up to date and it was felt, with the frame assembly starting, it was best to delay this issue so we can include up to date articles on the assembly progress and next steps. 

As always, keep an eye on the website and social media for the very latest news and updates.

Full Steam Ahead!

THE ‘CLAN’ PROJECT are proud to announce that the order for the assembly of the chassis of 72010 HENGIST has been placed, and that work has already commenced on the first phase of construction.

The contract to assemble the chassis has been awarded, after much deliberation and negotiation, to Sheffield based Engineering Group, CTL Seal. Many of the frame components were manufactured there, and CTL Seal were thrilled to be offered the opportunity to assemble the whole structure, seeing this as a prestige and historic project.

CTL Seal have previous experience working in the rail industry, and our choice of them has been approved by our Vehicle Acceptance Body, Wayne Jones and Partners, who visited the works some weeks ago for a guided tour.

Please keep coming back to our website for the latest information, and photographs of construction progressing.


CTL Seal Ltd

– two companies with one vision –
A locomotive for the 21st century.


Reverser Wheel Cast

While the process has been continuing regarding the frame assembly an opportunity arose to have the reverser wheel cast as the 82045 Trust were having a wheel cast for their BR Standard Class 3 Tank locomotive. More details of 82045 can be found on their website. The photograph above shows the casting at the bottom and pattern at the top.

The reverser wheel has been kindly sponsored by a member of the Council of Management so has not taken any funds away from the frame assembly.

Help raise funds for this new build steam locomotive by using the link below when purchasing online. The retailer will then donate a percentage of your purchase to the project at NO cost to yourself.