With the weather turning, what better time to introduce a draught to ‘2013’!
The Trust had a lengthy meeting on 08/01/2017, to discuss over many outstanding points. The meeting was a great success and it was decided by the Trustees that along with the having both coupling rods cut within the next 2 months, the bogie wheel cast and the boiler barrel, the full height Chimney for preserved railways will be fabricated and cast. The picture below is an early CAD drawing which is being developed over the next few weeks.
This incredibly iconic component shall be a great piece and no doubt been seen on many roadshows and exhibitions.
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The George the Fifth project wishes you all a Happy New Year!
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We will be out and about again at the Annual LNWR Society meeting at the Kidderminster Railway Museum.
Next to the museum the 7 1/4′ railway a LNWR Problem class locomotive will be giving rides.
Also will be giving a talk outside near to the Problem at 12 o’clock make sure to be there!
The George the Fifth project will be at the DRS open day at Gresty Road come along and see us and find out more about progress. Click on the link to find out more!
The George the Fifth Engineering Team met for one of their regular meet ups in Derby. A lot has been going on, especially in relation to calulations and stress analysis of various interlinked components- the detail of which was discussed at great length. With the valve gear continuing to be central to this, whilst the the alterations in standards which the build continues to keep actively on top of in order to satisfy the necessary parties to achieve mainline running.
Alright it’s been a while since we last posted an update. Behind the scenes things are progressing and we hope to tell and show you more in due course.
The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a slight yet significant amendment to our website. Where formally you may have seen a PayPal button we have now signed up with Charity Checkout; a UK-based charity service providing a platform for secure and simple online donations. One of the many benefits of Charity Checkout is that now in choosing to donate online, you can make your contribution go further if you are a UK resident by selecting Gift Aid. Formerly, we could only accept Gift Aid contributions through our donation and standing order forms that required the donor to download, fill out and mail the completed form to us). PayPal simply didn’t provide the option for Gift Aid.
Of course the forms are still available through the links provided at the top of this page and at the bottom of the main site but if you would like to donate to this build online through a safe and easy system that also allows you to drive your donation further with Gift Aid, you can do it here. The ‘Donate Online’ at the top of this page also provides convenient access.
Coverage of our stand at the London Model Engineering Exhibition at the Ally Pally was extensive. Coverage included the BBC radio, Steam Railway, a number of local newspapers and Old Glory magazine which provided this excellent coverage:
If you have an passion for Britain’s rich industrial heritage encompassing steam powered traction engines, stationary steam engines, historic transport on land and water then we heartily recommend this magazine.
On the fabrication front we will soon commence the creation of the entire smokebox. Jamie Keyte and his crew have been tasked with this and has commenced the creation of 3D model of the faceplate, wrapper and angle irons. We’ve included the plan below.
We are also investigated the fabrication of the bogie, which will constitute the most complicated fabrication thus far. The problem we face is that the plans we are in the process of sourcing from the NRM may not be complete and consequently we may not be able to locate the plans for the bogie wheels. All is not lost however as there is ample photographic evidence from which to construct plans and given the degree of standardisation employed by the LNWR, plans for other locomotives may indeed suffice.
We will keep you posted.
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From the 16th to the 18th January, the completed smokebox door, splasher, cab-side and running plate were displayed at the London Model Engineers Exhibition at the Ally Pally. Being the largest exhibition of its type in the land, the event was exceptionally well attended and our display garnered a good deal of interest. Many came to inquire about the build and walked away with leaflets and we had a number of people with engineering expertise expressing interest in assisting with the project, which is most welcome. We also garnered a great deal of media attention with the build featuring on BBC’s One Show as well as Radio coverage on Radio … Continue reading
Happy new year to all your supporters and followers. 2014 promises to be a year of momentum for the build. To kick it off we will be displaying the smokebox door, splasher, running-plate and cabside at the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace from tomorrow (16th January) until Sunday (18th January).
The LMEE is the largest model engineering and modelling exhibition in the country. While advance tickets are no longer available, tickets are still available at the door. Tickets on the day will be Adults £11.00, Seniors/Students £10.00 and Child (5-14) £4.00.
We hope to see you there!
The latest newsletter (October 2014) is now available for general consumption. You can get it here.