December 29th, 2019


This was the year that was!

As Chairman the achievements of 2019 have far exceeded my well established unbridled optimism with frame plates being shot blasted, CNC machined alongside the motion bracket followed by the frames and motion bracket being temporally assembled and delivered to Tyseley pending final assembly.



Alistair Meanley, Tyseley CME has requested a meeting with our engineer to run through figures regarding the assembly of GER 789’s frames and has mooted that work could commence early in the New Year. The finance for the final frame assembly has been ring fenced.



In addition to the above we have paid in full (£38,800.00) for the driving wheel pattern and casting of all eight wheels for GER 789 with delivery anticipated during the latter part of February 2020.

The next major expense will be the tyres (flanges) for which donations have been both received and pledged.

Fundraising continues for the axles, axle boxes and horn guides.

To survey how you can further accelerate the build of GER 789 please click on “Sponsor a Part;” we look forward to hearing from you.

Steve Cooper,