News Update 13th March 2017
Another big step towards the frame erection has seen the rear truck pivot completed as seen in the picture above on the left. This has been completed at CTL Seal and is now ready to join the other components ready for assembly.
Above right is a CAD image of the cylinders for Hengist. These have been produced by our CAD expert, Keith Greenhow, to assist pattern maker Tony Dance who has agreed to make the patterns for the cylinders in the traditional manner – from best quality timber. The pattern making process will start within the next couple of months. An appeal to raise much needed funds to have the cylinders cast will be announced later in the year. Any donations towards these, or any other parts, will always be gratefully received.
Engineering update - 19th February 2017
The combined stretchers and pressed stretchers are being prepared for machining at CTL Seal. The photos show one of the combined frame stretchers being measured using the latest measuring equipment.
Engineering News - 7th February 2017
The above photo (taken in low light unfortunately) shows five pressed frame stretchers, a combined cast stretcher with spring hangars and the stretcher with brake cylinder support being loaded ready to go to CTL Seal for machining. The remaining two combined stretchers have also been delivered for machining.
Frame stretcher 21990, aka the bread tray is due back from machining imminently.
The CAD drawing below shows how the assembly will look when complete. The rear frame extensions, drag box and the assembly for the truck pivot can clearly be seen in the top right. Believe it or not everything seen here is now in stock, either machined or about to be machined!
Now is an exciting time to get involved with the Clan Project as a member, donator or sponsor. Very soon we will have everything above assembled for display as we move towards the next phases including wheels and cylinders, did you know you can already sponsor an inch of a spoke on our donations page? Every little helps and we would love to see you become a part of this project to realise the goal of returned the lost BR Standard Class 6 'Clan' Class to the nations railways.