The Holden F5 Locomotive Trust has published an update on their project to build a Great Eastern Railway M15R / London and North Eastern Railway F5 at Tyseley Locomotives Works.
The Trust has announced that they have received all the funds needed to purchase the materials to manufacture the crank axle, another milestone for the Trust. A key component in transferring power generated in the cylinder to the coupled wheels, the crank axle is fitted between a set of coupled wheels, housed inside the locomotive’s frame.
Following the completion of the design work for the radial trucks, including Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawings, quotes have been received for producing both the polymer patterns and castings for the trucks.
The Trust is seeking £10,000 in sponsorship to fund the cost of the patterns and castings.
You can donate any amount of money as all support, big and small, is appreciated by the Trust.
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