The Churchward County Trust has announced that the main plates, which form the frame, have been delivered to Goodman Metals for machining.
Machining and Drilling
The Nottingham based firm has been contracted to machine the axlebox spaces and drill up to 200 holes in the steel plates that make the main frame.
Once this work is complete, the plates will travel to Tyseley Locomotive Works, where other frame components such as cross members will join them.
Other work taken on by the company has been the manufacture of both smokebox and smokebox saddle for the new build ‘Hawksworth County’ Class 4-6-0s based at Didcot Railway Centre.
Supporting the Trust
There are multiple ways to get involved, from one-off donations to joining on the clubs set up to fundraise for larger components. Full information can be found on the Churchward County Trust’s website here.
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