Newsletter No.6 – Summer 2020

In this Issue: It’s back to work, with Covid Safety top of the agenda.Boiler Progress at HBSSLockdown Insights from our members5668 Water Tanks

2020 Leaflet

As we will not be attending public events any time soon, we have made available our latest leaflet for 2020 available to download. Or have a preview below …

The Bunko Booth

Some shareholders who have not had the opportunity to visit our excellent workshop facilities might be wondering what they look like. You will probably have read my History Reports regarding the various components we have constructed over the years and thought to yourself “they must have a great workshop in which to achieve all this!” Read more below …

Progress April 2020

Week One Still no work at Rolvenden but, behind the scenes, progress is still being made.  Boiler work continues with the backhead being marked out for attaching the new manifold pad followed by drilling and trial fitting. The initial sections of platework for 5668’s tanks are being laser cut and folded and Dave S has been busy at home varnishing the … Read More

Progress March 2020

Week 4 Not much to report given that the Railway is totally shut down currently although, fortunately, HBSS are still operational up in Liverpool so work on the boiler continues.  After a bit of hassle we managed to get the manifold pad delivered up there so it can be attached to the backhead.  Here are some of the photos from HBSS starting … Read More

Brian Sefton – 4253 Painting

Brian Sefton visited Barry scrapyard in Wales many times during the 70’s and 80’s and amassed hundreds of photographs and preparatory drawings for what would become ‘The Barry Collection’ – over 100 paintings of the locos there.  He passed away in November last year leaving an enormous collection of steam paintings that have never been seen by the public. He … Read More