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News Archive entries for August 2019

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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A Visit to Loughborough
  Some of the Monday team went to visit the Great Central Railway at Loughborough today; in particular to have a look at 70013 Oliver Cromwell while the loco was being overhauled. We took the opportunity to have a good look at the bogie components. Also we are missing the drawing for the reverser shaft that links across the frames between the LH and RH motion brackets; this drawing also includes the RH lifting arm. So this was a good chance to get in close and take some measurements. Thanks to Craig and his team for hosting the visit. Alan, Geoff and Keith in front of 92214 which has a BR1G tender which we will want to manufacture.
2019 Annual General Meeting
adobe The 2019 Annual General meeting for the Standard Steam Locomotive will be held on 21 September 2019. The meeting will be held at the premises of CTL Seal Ltd at Butterthwaite Lane, Ecclesfield, Sheffield, S35 9WA and doors will open at 1330. The meeting is open to all but only members of SSLC can vote. This will be an opportunity for you to see the frames complete at the first stage of assembly. The agenda can be seen by clicking the Acrobat icon.
2019 Christmas Cards
  The Clan project Christmas Cards are on sale in our on-line shop. Go to the shop page and follow the link to the Branded Gifts section
Small Parts for the Tender
  Here's a set of small parts just taken in to stock. On the left are the pins for the tender doors. The tender doors consist of 2 flat plates and a curved plate, all hinged so that they can fold away. In the centre are the bushes for the door fastening pin. These will be welded to the tender front. On the right are parts to help make up the door fastening pin. The 2 larger bushes will be for the "eye" at the top of the pin. This allows a chain to be fastened to the pin. It will be welded to some 3/4" round bar to make up the pin. The smaller bushes are collars, again welded to the bar to stop the pin at the top bush.