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News Archive entries for September 2018

Here are the diary entries for this month. You can use the forward and backward links to see the next or previous months. Most photos taken before 2018 are small size. From 2018 onwards, most photos you see below will have a link to a full size image by clicking on the photo.

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Hengist Shed Plate
  As Hengist is being built in Sheffield, we feel that we need a Sheffield shed plate to adorn the smokebox door. We've aquired a shed plate from Newton Replicas for 19A which was Sheffield Grimesthorpe. Grimesthorpe shed was on the LMS line out of Sheffield towards Rotherham and was on the south side of the line before Meadowhall station.
2018 Annual General Meeting
  The 2018 Annual General Meeting for the Standard Steam Locomotive Co Ltd will be held on 29 September at CTL Seal's premises in Sheffield. (Correction was previously shown as 30 September which is wrong ). The venue will open at 1330 with the AGM to start at 1400. All members are invited to attend and there will be an opportunity to view the frames and components.

The venue address is Butterthwaite Lane, Ecclesfield, Sheffield, S35 9WA. When using postcodes in Sat Nav, use the following postcodes - From the North - S35 9WY, From the South - S35 9WA . If you know how to use a map, the grid reference is SK 36367 94015. You enter Butterthwaite Lane from Green Lane, the B6082. CTL Seal's premises are immediately on the left and the car park is on the left, inside the entrance. Follow the signs which will take you to the assembly shop.
2018 Annual General Meeting
  The 2018 Annual General Meeting for the Clan Project was held on 29 September at CTL Seal's premises in Sheffield. Before the formal section of the meeting, Andy England who is managing director of CTL Seal, gave a presentation about the company's operations. Although he said he was not a railway enthusiast, he stressed that he was enthusiastic about engineering. He saw the building of Hengist as a fantastic engineering project. He emphasised that his apprentices who would be working on the project would be seeing the locomotive through to completion. It was reassuring to hear that Andy recognised that this was a long term project.

More photos are available here

Over £2,000 pounds was raised in collections at the meeting. Members were able to see one completed cast steel frame stretcher and the other two in the final stages of machining. Members also saw the machine that will be used to machine the complete frame assembly.

A useful question and answer session completed the AGM with one member commenting that Hengist was being built in a cathedral of engineering!

2018 Annual General Meeting.
  On Saturday the 29th of September we held the 2018 Standard Steam Locomotive Companies AGM in the Erecting Shop of CTL Seal's premises in Sheffield next to the Main Frames of 72010 HENGIST.

It was fantastic to see all the enthusiastic members who were present on the day and to catch up with both longstanding members and people who have recently joined the Clan..

Many thanks to CTL Seal Managing Director Andy England and his staff for hosting the event .

Pictured is one of the Etched metal Builders Plates which were produced for the event by CTL Seal and presented to each member attending on the day.

We still have a small number remaining and these will be on sale at the Autumn Steam Gala at Loughborough on the GC Railway this Thursday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday.