A further update on steam locomotive 72010 Hengist

72010 Hengist February
Credit: The Clan Project
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Work has progressed on two fronts, with more Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings and framework taking place recently.

CAD Drawings and Tender

Both the leading bogie and trailing have been added to the drawings to allow clearances to be measured and used when building these components.

The wing plates for the tender have been welded onto their section of steel. This will now let the next task begin of cutting down the edge to begin.

CAD Drawing of Hengist // Credit The "Clan" Project
CAD Drawing of Hengist // Credit The “Clan” Project

Locomotive Frame

The horizontal frame stretchers have been removed to fix packers to them. The drill couldn’t reach them while attached to the frame. Once this is complete, the stretches can be returned to allow their bolts to be fitted. With the steel bushes ready, the brake hangers had these bushes fixed in place.

Horizontal Stretcher // Credit The "Clan" Project
Horizontal Stretcher // Credit The “Clan” Project

For more information, please visit The ‘Clan’ Project’s website here.

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Jamie Duggan avatar
Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.