While things have been a tad quiet on this blog there has been a good deal of activity behind the scenes. Through a process known as metal spinning the outer smokebox door itself has been fabricated thanks to Keyte Smith Ltd and Purdie Dished Ends of Bradford. The first photo shows the profile being pressed while the second and third show the fabrication of the flange.
Further work needs to be done on the door before it’s complete and we hope to have more updates in the near future as well as some exciting announcements including the roadmap beyond this small but significant step for the project.
And so, in addition to the original LNWR whistle that was kindly donated by friend and supporter Robin Dean, we are well on our way to fabricating the first new part of a LNWR George the Fifth!
We must of course humbly thank our supporters and kindly ask to for your continued support. If you’re not a supporter but would like to see a new LNWR George the Fifth for mainline and preservation line operation, we encourage you to make a donation or become a subscriber. The form is available at the top of this page.