Calling all those interested in seeing progress with 72010 Hengist…

The Annual General Meeting of the ‘Clan Projects’ parent organisation, The Standard Steam Locomotive Company Limited, will be held at ‘Steam’ the Museum of the Great Western Railway, Firefly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, at 14:00 on the 15 th of July 2017, in the Sir Daniel Gooch Suite.

Members and non-members are welcome to attend, though only members with a valid 2017 membership card or life membership card may vote on motions placed to the meeting. So if you want to meet the team behind the construction of this new locomotive, why not come along and talk to us? Better still, become a member, and have a voice at the meeting itself.

We look forward to meeting you!

Bag of Bolts appeal complete!

Many thanks for everyone that purchased a 'bag of bolts'! The appeal has now been closed after the remaining bolts were purchased by a supporter yesterday.

The 'Extra Push' and 'Wheel in Motion' appeals are both still running, click here for details. all donations go to the loco build.

 

News update - 19th April

It may appear to have been a quiet couple of months but we have various components being machined and collating all of the QA documentation for our Certification Body. 

A bolting diagram has now been produced and agreed with the certification body and is now with Ian Riley & Son (Bury) Ltd. The frames will be soft bolted to allow for alignment and then hard bolted as all of the parts come together which is standard practice. Comment has been made on the bolting arrangement drawings created by our engineering team on how well presented they are. The 3D model has also certainly helped to describe and demonstrate how the assembly will come together. 

The year is marching on though and I look forward to writing the new article stating that the parts are now coming together.

It has always been an aim of ours that for milestones such as the assembly our members will be the first to know and the first to be able to physically touch the loco when the assembly is complete. Now is a GREAT time to join the project, help the loco build and get involved with Hengist as she takes shape. 

Membership can be purchased online here.

 

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.